The Albertine Rift valley is the western arm of Africa's Great Rift Valley. It forms a divergent faultline between two tectonic plates on the continent, resulting in an interesting combination of ecosystems — montane forests, mountains, and the deep rift valley lakes.
|Lake Tanganyika||Lake Albert|
|Lake Victoria||Lake Malawi|
|Albertine Rift||Congo River Basin|
|Mount Elgon||Mount Kilimanjaro|
This map is the product of some inspiration from a 2011 article in National Geographic magazine, and a weekend of tinkering with some data and cartography in TileMill. The map is hosted on MapBox and the site is built with GitHub Pages, easey, and good old HTML.
Streets and place names are from OpenStreetMap.
Rivers, streams, lakes, and borders from Natural Earth & OpenStreetMap.
Volcano data from the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.
The hillshading and color relief were generated from SRTM data as two separate layers, using GDAL tools.