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East Africa Mountains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointKilimanjaro (5895 m/19,341 ft)
CountriesTanzania (41%), Congo DRC (23%), Kenya (20%), Uganda (10%), South Sudan (4%), Rwanda (1%), Burundi (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,175,211 sq km / 839,850 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,904 km / 1,183 mi North-South
1,797 km / 1,117 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long3° 11' S; 33° 29' E
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Map of East Africa Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the East Africa Mountains.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2
                 West Rift Valley RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 East Rift Valley RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central East Africa PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 East Central KenyaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Northeast TanzaniaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southern TanzaniaLevel 3 (Child)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the East Africa Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Kilimanjaro589519,341Northeast Tanzania
2.Mount Kenya519917,057East Central Kenya
3.Mawensi514916,893Northeast Tanzania
4.Mount Stanley510916,762East Rift Valley Ranges
5.Point Thompson495516,257East Central Kenya
6.Mount Speke489016,043East Rift Valley Ranges
7.Mount Baker484415,892East Rift Valley Ranges
8.Mount Emin479815,741East Rift Valley Ranges
9.Mount Gessi471515,469East Rift Valley Ranges
10.Mount Luigi di Savoia462715,180East Rift Valley Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Kilimanjaro589519,341Northeast Tanzania
2.Mount Kenya519917,057East Central Kenya
3.Mount Stanley510916,762East Rift Valley Ranges
4.Mount Elgon432114,177Central East Africa Plateau
5.Mont Mohi348011,417West Rift Valley Ranges
6.Mtorwi29809777Southern Tanzania



Photos of Peaks in the East Africa Mountains

Kilimanjaro
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Kilimanjaro from the Mweka Trail (2010-02-07). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Mount Kenya
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Mt. Kenya from Point Lenana (1985-09-13). Photo by Frederick Johnson.
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Mount Stanley
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Mount Stanley, Africa: Margherita Peak to right, Alexandra Peak at center (2011-01-16). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Mount Stanley-Alexandra Peak
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Mount Stanley, Africa: Margherita Peak to right, Alexandra Peak at center (2011-01-16). Photo by Ken Jones.
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