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Africa Country High Points

RankCountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 2)Ascents
1.TanzaniaKilimanjaro5895East Africa Mountains942
2.KenyaMount Kenya5199East Africa Mountains52
3.Congo DRCMount Stanley5109East Africa Mountains47
3.UgandaMount Stanley5109East Africa Mountains47
5.EthiopiaRas Dashen4543Ethiopian Highlands31
6.RwandaVolcan Karisimbi4507East Africa Mountains19
7.MoroccoJebel Toubkal4167Atlas Mountains275
8.CameroonMount Cameroon4040West Africa Mountains36
9.SpainPico de Teide3715Mid-Atlantic Islands244
10.LesothoThabana Ntlenyana3482Southern Africa34
11.South AfricaMafadi3451Southern Africa21
12.ChadEmi Koussi3445Sahara Desert Ranges2
13.South SudanKinyeti3187East Africa Mountains0
14.ReunionPiton des Neiges3071Indian Ocean Islands35
15.EritreaSoira3018Ethiopian Highlands3
16.SudanJabal Marrah3012Sahara Desert Ranges0
17.Equatorial GuineaPico Basilé3008West Africa Mountains6
18.MalawiSapitwa Peak3002Southern Africa26
19.AlgeriaTahat2908Sahara Desert Ranges4
20.MadagascarMaromokotro2876Indian Ocean Islands4
21.Cape VerdePico do Fogo2829Mid-Atlantic Islands32
22.Heard and McDonald IslandsBig Ben2745Indian Ocean Islands0
23.BurundiMont Heha2670East Africa Mountains8
24.AngolaMoro de Môco2620Southern Africa5
25.ZimbabweMount Nyangani2593Southern Africa17
26.NamibiaBrandberg2573Southern Africa11
27.SomaliaShimbiris2460Ethiopian Highlands1
28.MozambiqueMount Binga2436Southern Africa5
29.NigeriaChappal Waddi2419West Africa Mountains3
30.ComorosKartala2361Indian Ocean Islands7
31.PortugalMontanha do Pico2351Mid-Atlantic Islands90
32.LibyaPic Bette2350Sahara Desert Ranges0
33.ZambiaMafinga Central2339Southern Africa6
34.Saint Helena, Ascension, Tristan da CunhaQueen Mary's Peak2060Mid-Atlantic Islands0
35.Sao Tome and PrincipePico de São Tomé2024West Africa Mountains5
36.NigerMont Bagzane2022Sahara Desert Ranges0
37.DjiboutiMoussa Ali2021Ethiopian Highlands1
38.Sierra LeoneLoma Mansa1945West Africa Mountains6
39.EswatiniEmlembe1862Southern Africa22
40.French Southern LandsGrand Ross1850Indian Ocean Islands0
41.Ivory CoastMont Richard-Molard1744West Africa Mountains3
41.GuineaMont Richard-Molard1744West Africa Mountains3
43.TunisiaJebel Chambi1544Atlas Mountains2
44.BotswanaMonalanong Hill1494Southern Africa7
45.LiberiaMount Wuteve1420West Africa Mountains0
46.Central African RepublicMont Ngaoui1410West Africa Mountains2
47.MaliHombori Tondo1155West Africa Mountains2
48.GabonMont Bengoué1070West Africa Mountains3
49.Congo RepublicMont Nabeba1020West Africa Mountains0
50.TogoMont Atilakoutse991West Africa Mountains4
51.MauritaniaKdeyyat ej Joul915Sahara Desert Ranges4
52.SeychellesMorne Seychellois905Indian Ocean Islands10
53.GhanaLeklata900West Africa Mountains14
54.MauritiusPiton de la Petite Rivière Noire828Indian Ocean Islands25
55.Bouvet IslandOlavtoppen780Mid-Atlantic Islands0
56.Burkina FasoTéna Kourou747West Africa Mountains2
57.MayotteMlima Bénara660Indian Ocean Islands2
58.BeninMont Sokbaro659West Africa Mountains5
59.SenegalFelo Barkere638West Africa Mountains4
60.Guinea-BissauDongol Rondè266West Africa Mountains4
61.GambiaSare Firasu Hill51West Africa Mountains5
62.Cocos IslandsCocos Islands High Point14Indian Ocean Islands3
63.British Indian Ocean TerritoryDiego Garcia High Point7Indian Ocean Islands2
64.MaldivesWilingili Island High Point3Indian Ocean Islands7

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List Description

Africa, as defined by the Range Classification Scheme, includes all the mid-oceanic islands of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. That is why you see the high points of countries like Spain and Portugal (located on the Canary Islands and Azores, respectively) on a list of African countries. Also note that the high point of Egypt is geographically in Asia, so is not on the list.

In recent years some intrepid adventurers have been making good progress on completing this list. Very few of these summits offer much in the way of mountaineering challenge, but are still very diffciult to get to--a classic peakbagging pursuit.


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