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Malawi Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointSapitwa Peak (3002 m/9849 ft)
CountriesMozambique (74%), Malawi (16%), Zambia (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area613,034 sq km / 236,693 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,045 km / 649 mi North-South
1,143 km / 710 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long14° 10' S; 35° 32' E
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Map of Malawi Highlands
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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 Malawi Highlands.
Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Angola PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zambia PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Malawi HighlandsLevel 3
         KalahariLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zimbabwe PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         South Africa PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         DrakensbergLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cape RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Malawi Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Sapitwa Peak30029849 
2.Nakodzwe29649724 
3.Nandalanda29529685 
4.West Peak28969501 
5.North Peak27969173 
6.Khuto27589049 
7.Dzole27178914 
8.Namasile26878816 
9.Chigaru26708760 
10.Chinzama26668747 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Malawi Highlands

Chilemba
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Chilemba (left) and Chilemba 2 (right of the saddle) from the Lichenya Plateau on Malawi's Mulanje Massif (2016-02-14). Photo by Amy Ransom.
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Chilemba 2
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Chilemba (left) and Chilemba 2 (right of the saddle) from the Lichenya Plateau on Malawi's Mulanje Massif (2016-02-14). Photo by Amy Ransom.
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Manga
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Manga Peak (photo taken from the Crater Path on Mt. Mulanje) (2016-02-13). Photo by Amy Ransom.
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