List of highest mountain peaks of Africa

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Kilimanjaro from the air.

This is a list of the highest mountains of Africa. It aims to include the 75 highest mountains with a prominence of at least 500 m. Some regions are still poorly described and the list is likely to be both incomplete and not completely accurate. This is especially true for the Ethiopian Highlands, where heights on maps and in the literature differ between each other by up to 500 m. All elevations have been checked or chosen to match the SRTM-based contour lines in the Google terrain maps.

Rank[1]Mountain[2]Height (m)[3]Prominence (m)[4]RangeCountryCoordinates[5]Parent mountain[6]First ascent[7]
1Kibo (Uhuru Pk)58955885KilimanjaroTanzania03°04′33″S 37°21′09″E / 3.07583°S 37.35250°E / -3.07583; 37.352501889
2Mount Kenya (Batian)51993825Mount KenyaKenya00°09′07″S 37°18′30″E / 0.15194°S 37.30833°E / -0.15194; 37.30833Kibo1899
3Mawenzi (Hans Meyer Pk)5148850KilimanjaroTanzania03°05′33″S 37°27′21″E / 3.09250°S 37.45583°E / -3.09250; 37.45583Kibo1912
4Ngaliema / Mt Stanley
(Margherita Pk)
51093951RwenzoriDR Congo
Uganda
00°23′08″N 29°52′21″E / 0.38556°N 29.87250°E / 0.38556; 29.87250Kibo1906
Mount Kenya (Lenana)4985130Mount KenyaKenya00°09′18″S 37°19′03″E / 0.15500°S 37.31750°E / -0.15500; 37.31750Nelion1899
Ngaliema / Mt Stanley
(Savoia Pk)
4977110RwenzoriUganda00°22′26″N 29°52′34″E / 0.37389°N 29.87611°E / 0.37389; 29.87611Margherita1906
5Duwoni / Mt Speke
(Vittorio Emanuele Pk)
4890720RwenzoriUganda00°23′53″N 29°53′33″E / 0.39806°N 29.89250°E / 0.39806; 29.89250Stanley1906
6Kiyanja / Mt Baker (Edward Pk)4844507RwenzoriUganda00°21′40″N 29°53′34″E / 0.36111°N 29.89278°E / 0.36111; 29.89278Stanley1906
7Mount Emin (Umberto Pk)4798495RwenzoriDR Congo00°25′42″N 29°54′00″E / 0.42833°N 29.90000°E / 0.42833; 29.90000Speke1906
8Mount Gessi (Iolanda Pk)4715565RwenzoriUganda00°25′19″N 29°55′06″E / 0.42194°N 29.91833°E / 0.42194; 29.91833Emin1906
Mount Luigi di Savoia
(Sella Pk)
4627345RwenzoriUganda00°19′48″N 29°53′16″E / 0.33000°N 29.88778°E / 0.33000; 29.88778Baker1906
9Mount Meru (Socialist Pk)45663170Mount MeruTanzania03°14′39″S 36°45′00″E / 3.24417°S 36.75000°E / -3.24417; 36.75000Kibo1904
10Ras Dashen45503997Semien MountainsEthiopia13°14′12″N 38°22′21″E / 13.23667°N 38.37250°E / 13.23667; 38.37250Kenya1841
11Karisimbi45073312Virunga MountainsDR Congo
Rwanda
01°30′22″S 29°27′01″E / 1.50611°S 29.45028°E / -1.50611; 29.45028Stanley1903 [8]
Ancua / Ankwa / Weynobar4462380Semien MountainsEthiopia13°16′09″N 38°24′44″E / 13.26917°N 38.41222°E / 13.26917; 38.41222Ras Dashen
12Kidis Yared4453730Semien MountainsEthiopia13°18′01″N 38°19′40″E / 13.30028°N 38.32778°E / 13.30028; 38.32778Ras Dashen
13Mikeno44371190Virunga MountainsDR Congo01°27′47″S 29°25′11″E / 1.46306°S 29.41972°E / -1.46306; 29.41972Karisimbi1927 [8]
14Bwahit4437810Semien MountainsEthiopia13°14′37″N 38°13′03″E / 13.24361°N 38.21750°E / 13.24361; 38.21750Kidis Yared
15Portal Peaks (Kihuma)4391565RwenzoriUganda00°24′18″N 29°57′30″E / 0.40500°N 29.95833°E / 0.40500; 29.95833Gessi1945
16Tullu Demtu[9]43772527Bale MountainsEthiopia06°49′36″N 39°49′09″E / 6.82667°N 39.81917°E / 6.82667; 39.81917Ras Dashen
17Mount Elgon (Wagagai)43212458Mount ElgonUganda01°07′06″N 34°31′35″E / 1.11833°N 34.52639°E / 1.11833; 34.52639Kenya1911
Mount Elgon (Sudek)4302150Mount ElgonKenya
Uganda
01°05′59″N 34°34′26″E / 1.09972°N 34.57389°E / 1.09972; 34.57389Wagagai1890
18Amba Farit42702061Kollo MassifEthiopia10°57′02″N 39°06′16″E / 10.95056°N 39.10444°E / 10.95056; 39.10444Bwahit
19Abune Yosef / Guliba Amba42601909Lasta MassifEthiopia12°08′28″N 39°11′01″E / 12.14111°N 39.18361°E / 12.14111; 39.18361Ras Dashen
Ioll / Yoll4220350Kollo MassifEthiopia11°00′31″N 39°05′46″E / 11.00861°N 39.09611°E / 11.00861; 39.09611Amba Farit
20Bada41951605Arsi MountainsEthiopia07°54′34″N 39°23′35″E / 7.90944°N 39.39306°E / 7.90944; 39.39306Tullu Demtu
21Kaka / Kecha / Chiqe41931215Arsi MountainsEthiopia07°21′50″N 39°09′28″E / 7.36389°N 39.15778°E / 7.36389; 39.15778Bada
22Jbel Toubkal41673755Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°03′36″N 07°54′54″W / 31.06000°N 7.91500°W / 31.06000; -7.91500Stanley1923
23Muhavura41271530Virunga MountainsRwanda
Uganda
01°22′58″S 29°40′40″E / 1.38278°S 29.67778°E / -1.38278; 29.67778Karisimbi1898 [8]
24Hey / Hay4125660Semien MountainsEthiopia13°18′58″N 38°27′05″E / 13.31611°N 38.45139°E / 13.31611; 38.45139Weynobar
25Guna41201510Guna MassifEthiopia11°42′26″N 38°14′13″E / 11.70722°N 38.23694°E / 11.70722; 38.23694Abune Yosef
26Choqa / Choke / Birhan41002225Choqa MountainsEthiopia10°42′51″N 37°50′59″E / 10.71417°N 37.84972°E / 10.71417; 37.84972Bwahit
Ouanoukrim4088420Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°02′11″N 07°56′49″W / 31.03639°N 7.94694°W / 31.03639; -7.94694Toubkal
27Chilalo4071610Arsi MountainsEthiopia07°54′55″N 39°15′44″E / 7.91528°N 39.26222°E / 7.91528; 39.26222Bada
28Mount Cameroon40703931Cameroon lineCameroon04°13′00″N 09°10′20″E / 4.21667°N 9.17222°E / 4.21667; 9.17222Stanley1861
29Inatye4070500Semien MountainsEthiopia13°15′38″N 38°09′52″E / 13.26056°N 38.16444°E / 13.26056; 38.16444Bwahit
30Ighil Mgoun40681904Central High AtlasMorocco31°30′30″N 06°26′38″W / 31.50833°N 6.44389°W / 31.50833; -6.44389Toubkal
Weshema / Wasema?4030420Bale MountainsEthiopia06°58′15″N 39°37′01″E / 6.97083°N 39.61694°E / 6.97083; 39.61694Tullu Demtu
31Oldoinyo Lesatima40012081Aberdare RangeKenya00°18′40″S 36°36′58″E / 0.31111°S 36.61611°E / -0.31111; 36.61611Mt Kenya
32Jebel n'Tarourt / Tifnout / Iferouane[10]3996910Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°04′53″N 07°45′52″W / 31.08139°N 7.76444°W / 31.08139; -7.76444Toubkal
33Muggia3950500Lasta MassifEthiopia12°04′25″N 39°22′41″E / 12.07361°N 39.37806°E / 12.07361; 39.37806Abune Yosef
34Dubbai39411540Tigray MountainsEthiopia12°51′32″N 39°29′52″E / 12.85889°N 39.49778°E / 12.85889; 39.49778Abune Yosef
Taska n’Zat[11]3912460Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°09′49″N 07°38′53″W / 31.16361°N 7.64806°W / 31.16361; -7.64806Tarourt
Aksouâl[12]3903450Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°07′05″N 07°51′30″W / 31.11806°N 7.85833°W / 31.11806; -7.85833Toubkal
35Mount Kinangop3902530Aberdare RangeKenya00°37′37″S 36°42′28″E / 0.62694°S 36.70778°E / -0.62694; 36.70778Lesatima
36Cimbia3900590Kollo MassifEthiopia10°52′27″N 39°16′05″E / 10.87417°N 39.26806°E / 10.87417; 39.26806Amba Farit
Anrhemer / Ingehmar3892380Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°09′05″N 07°47′36″W / 31.15139°N 7.79333°W / 31.15139; -7.79333Aksoual
37Ieciuol ?3840560Kollo MassifEthiopia10°53′02″N 39°28′10″E / 10.88389°N 39.46944°E / 10.88389; 39.46944Cimbia
Kawa / Caua / Lajo3830475Bale MountainsEthiopia07°13′02″N 39°38′49″E / 7.21722°N 39.64694°E / 7.21722; 39.64694Weshema
Pt 38203820450Kollo MassifEthiopia10°54′55″N 39°20′15″E / 10.91528°N 39.33750°E / 10.91528; 39.33750Cimbia
38Jbel Tignousti3819930Central High AtlasMorocco31°29′52″N 06°43′00″W / 31.49778°N 6.71667°W / 31.49778; -6.71667Mgoun
39Filfo / Encuolo3805770Arsi MountainsEthiopia07°22′08″N 39°21′19″E / 7.36889°N 39.35528°E / 7.36889; 39.35528Bada
40Kosso Amba3805530Lasta MassifEthiopia11°47′32″N 39°26′14″E / 11.79222°N 39.43722°E / 11.79222; 39.43722Pt 3950
Jbel Ghat3781470Central High AtlasMorocco31°31′17″N 06°44′30″W / 31.52139°N 6.74167°W / 31.52139; -6.74167Tignousti
41Baylamtu / Gavsigivla37771120Lasta MassifEthiopia12°21′10″N 39°03′48″E / 12.35278°N 39.06333°E / 12.35278; 39.06333Abune Yosef
42Ouaougoulzat3763860Central High AtlasMorocco31°39′17″N 06°15′20″W / 31.65472°N 6.25556°W / 31.65472; -6.25556Irhil MGoun
43Somkaru3760530Bale MountainsEthiopia06°49′25″N 39°16′56″E / 6.82361°N 39.28222°E / 6.82361; 39.28222Tullu Demtu
44Abieri3750780Semien MountainsEthiopia13°31′25″N 38°21′22″E / 13.52361°N 38.35611°E / 13.52361; 38.35611Ras Dashen
45Arin Ayachi37471400East High AtlasMorocco32°28′36″N 04°55′37″W / 32.47667°N 4.92694°W / 32.47667; -4.92694Ouaougoulzat
46Teide37183718TenerifeCanary Islands28°16′21″N 16°38′32″W / 28.27250°N 16.64222°W / 28.27250; -16.64222Island high point1582
47Visoke / Bisoke3711585Virunga MountainsDR Congo
Rwanda
01°27′29″S 29°29′07″E / 1.45806°S 29.48528°E / -1.45806; 29.48528Karisimbi1908 [8]
48Sarenga37001160Tigray MountainsEthiopia12°40′12″N 39°29′45″E / 12.67000°N 39.49583°E / 12.67000; 39.49583Dubbai
49Woti / Uoti37001050Eastern EscarpmentEthiopia09°43′36″N 39°43′46″E / 9.72667°N 39.72944°E / 9.72667; 39.72944Pt 3840
Pt 3700 (Kulsa?)3700490Arsi MountainsEthiopia07°24′37″N 39°01′08″E / 7.41028°N 39.01889°E / 7.41028; 39.01889Kecha
50Loolmalassin36822040Crater HighlandsTanzania03°02′56″S 35°49′15″E / 3.04889°S 35.82083°E / -3.04889; 35.82083Meru
51Biala?3680870Lasta MassifEthiopia12°27′17″N 39°00′12″E / 12.45472°N 39.00333°E / 12.45472; 39.00333Baylamtu
52Azurki / Azourki3677790Central High AtlasMorocco31°44′48″N 06°15′40″W / 31.74667°N 6.26111°W / 31.74667; -6.26111Ouaougoulzat
53Pt 36453645910Lasta MassifEthiopia11°30′02″N 39°32′11″E / 11.50056°N 39.53639°E / 11.50056; 39.53639Koso Amba
54Sabyinyo36341010Virunga MountainsRwanda
DR Congo
Uganda
01°23′15″S 29°35′30″E / 1.38750°S 29.59167°E / -1.38750; 29.59167Karisimbi1907 [8]
55Mount Gurage / Guraghe36201400Gurage MountainsEthiopia08°16′37″N 38°21′55″E / 8.27694°N 38.36528°E / 8.27694; 38.36528Uoti
Angour3616444Toubkal AtlasMorocco31°10′29″N 07°49′31″W / 31.17472°N 7.82528°W / 31.17472; -7.82528Anrhemer
56Jbel Igdat36151609West High AtlasMorocco30°57′39″N 08°25′50″W / 30.96083°N 8.43056°W / 30.96083; -8.43056Toubkal1888
57Jbel n'Anghomar36091420Central High AtlasMorocco31°20′11″N 06°59′51″W / 31.33639°N 6.99750°W / 31.33639; -6.99750Ighil MGoun
Yegura / Amba Moka3605420Lasta MassifEthiopia11°29′45″N 39°27′39″E / 11.49583°N 39.46083°E / 11.49583; 39.46083Pt 3645
58Pt 3600 (Kitir?)3600870Eastern EscarpmentEthiopia10°38′22″N 39°41′53″E / 10.63944°N 39.69806°E / 10.63944; 39.69806Uoti
59Pt 36003600610Lasta MassifEthiopia11°38′40″N 39°32′52″E / 11.64444°N 39.54778°E / 11.64444; 39.54778Koso Amba
60Bar Meda high point3580520Eastern EscarpmentEthiopia10°22′28″N 39°48′15″E / 10.37444°N 39.80417°E / 10.37444; 39.80417Pt 3600 (Kitir ?)
61Jbel Erdouz3579690West High AtlasMorocco31°02′46″N 08°24′25″W / 31.04611°N 8.40694°W / 31.04611; -8.40694Igdat
62Mount Gugu3570940Mount GuguEthiopia08°12′18″N 39°58′00″E / 8.20500°N 39.96667°E / 8.20500; 39.96667Bada
63Gesh Megal (?)3570520Gurage MountainsEthiopia08°23′16″N 38°23′29″E / 8.38778°N 38.39139°E / 8.38778; 38.39139Gurage
64Gughe35682013Balta MountainsEthiopia06°12′13″N 37°23′21″E / 6.20361°N 37.38917°E / 6.20361; 37.38917Gurage
65Megezez3565690Eastern EscarpmentEthiopia09°17′11″N 39°32′00″E / 9.28639°N 39.53333°E / 9.28639; 39.53333Uoti
Pt 35553555475Lasta MassifEthiopia11°33′29″N 39°34′12″E / 11.55806°N 39.57000°E / 11.55806; 39.57000Pt 3645
66Jbel Tinergwet3551880West High AtlasMorocco30°48′46″N 08°49′41″W / 30.81278°N 8.82806°W / 30.81278; -8.82806Igdet
67Amba Alagi[13]3550820Tigray MountainsEthiopia12°57′44″N 39°34′13″E / 12.96222°N 39.57028°E / 12.96222; 39.57028Dubbai
68Nakugen35301510Cherangany HillsKenya01°16′10″N 35°29′50″E / 1.26944°N 35.49722°E / 1.26944; 35.49722Elgon
69Gara Guda /Kara Gada3530900Salale MountainsEthiopia09°48′31″N 38°38′09″E / 9.80861°N 38.63583°E / 9.80861; 38.63583Megezez
70Amonewas[14]3530870Choqa MountainsEthiopia10°58′13″N 38°15′46″E / 10.97028°N 38.26278°E / 10.97028; 38.26278Choke
71Amedamit[15]3530760Choqa MountainsEthiopia11°07′29″N 37°21′23″E / 11.12472°N 37.35639°E / 11.12472; 37.35639Choke
72Igoudamene3519550Central High AtlasMorocco31°35′08″N 06°25′47″W / 31.58556°N 6.42972°W / 31.58556; -6.42972Mgoun
Abuye Meda[16]3505230Eastern EscarpmentEthiopia10°29′34″N 39°45′37″E / 10.49278°N 39.76028°E / 10.49278; 39.76028Bar Meda high point
73Thabana Ntlenyana34822390DrakensbergLesotho29°27′46″S 29°15′59″E / 29.46278°S 29.26639°E / -29.46278; 29.26639
74Mont Mohi34801592Mitumba Mountains[17]DR Congo02°57′12″S 28°47′04″E / 2.95333°S 28.78444°E / -2.95333; 28.78444Karisimbi
Gahinga3474425Virunga MountainsUganda
Rwanda
01°23′12″S 29°38′47″E / 1.38667°S 29.64639°E / -1.38667; 29.64639Muhavura1906 [8]
75Nyiragongo34701440Virunga MountainsDR Congo01°31′04″S 29°15′13″E / 1.51778°S 29.25361°E / -1.51778; 29.25361Karisimbi1894 [8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only mountains with a prominence of 500 m or more are ranked.
  2. ^ Many mountains are known by multiple names, each with multiple spellings
  3. ^ Most "round" heights for mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands are crude estimates from contour lines on Google terrain maps.
  4. ^ The prominence data were extracted from a combination of maps and Google terrain data. Values for mountains with prominences over 1,500 m were copied from this website.
  5. ^ Extracted from the Google terrain maps
  6. ^ Here defined as the first higher 500-m-prominent mountain connected via the highest saddle.
  7. ^ First documented ascent by Europeans. Most mountains in this list are not technically difficult to climb and have been first-ascended by locals.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g André Meyer, Exploration of the Albert National Park - Mission for vulcanic studies, Brussels 1955. Page 23
  9. ^ Tullu Demtu and Batu are two hills 6 km apart on a high plateau in the Bale Mountains and separated by a ca. 4135 mt high depression. According to SRTM data Batu appears the somewhat lower of the two (ca. 4350 m)
  10. ^ Once thought to be the highest peak of the High Atlas. Until recently estimated at 4,001 m
  11. ^ Often said to be 3,805 m high, but 3,880 contour lines are consistent with the 3,912 m height.
  12. ^ Brown favors a 3,842 m height, with 3,903 as alternative, but broad 3,860 m contour lines are consistent with the higher value
  13. ^ Often given a height of 3,949 m, which is not supported by SRTM data
  14. ^ Often given a height of 3,664 m, which is not supported by SRTM data
  15. ^ Often given a height of 3,619 m, which is not supported by SRTM data
  16. ^ Often given a height of 4,000 m, which is not supported by SRTM data
  17. ^ Within the Itombwe Massif subrange

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