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Africa Country High Points

RankCountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 2)Ascents
1.TanzaniaKilimanjaro5895East Africa Mountains724
2.KenyaMount Kenya5199East Africa Mountains34
3.Congo DRCMount Stanley5109East Africa Mountains35
3.UgandaMount Stanley5109East Africa Mountains35
5.EthiopiaRas Dashen4543Ethiopian Highlands27
6.RwandaVolcan Karisimbi4519East Africa Mountains9
7.MoroccoJebel Toubkal4167Atlas Mountains196
8.CameroonMount Cameroon4040West Africa Mountains26
9.SpainPico de Teide3718Mid-Atlantic Islands162
10.LesothoThabana Ntlenyana3482Southern Africa27
11.South AfricaMafadi3451Southern Africa18
12.ChadEmi Koussi3445Sahara Desert Ranges2
13.South SudanKinyeti3187East Africa Mountains0
14.ReunionPiton des Neiges3071Indian Ocean Islands27
15.SudanJabal Marrah3042Sahara Desert Ranges0
16.EritreaSoira3018Ethiopian Highlands3
17.Equatorial GuineaPico Basilé3008West Africa Mountains6
18.MalawiSapitwa Peak3002Southern Africa20
19.AlgeriaTahat2908Sahara Desert Ranges3
20.MadagascarMaromokotro2876Indian Ocean Islands4
21.Cape VerdePico de Cano2829Mid-Atlantic Islands18
22.Heard and McDonald IslandsBig Ben2745Indian Ocean Islands0
23.BurundiMont Heha2670East Africa Mountains6
24.AngolaMoro de Môco2620Southern Africa1
25.ZimbabweInyangani2592Southern Africa14
26.NamibiaBrandberg2573Southern Africa7
27.SomaliaShimbiris2460Ethiopian Highlands1
28.MozambiqueMount Binga2436Southern Africa2
29.NigeriaChappal Waddi2419West Africa Mountains1
30.ComorosKartala2361Indian Ocean Islands4
31.PortugalMontanha do Pico2351Mid-Atlantic Islands63
32.ZambiaMafinga Central2339Southern Africa5
33.LibyaPic Bette2266Sahara Desert Ranges0
34.Saint Helena, Ascension, Tristan da CunhaQueen Mary's Peak2060Mid-Atlantic Islands0
35.Sao Tome and PrincipePico de São Tomé2024West Africa Mountains1
36.NigerMont Bagzane2022Sahara Desert Ranges0
37.DjiboutiMoussa Ali2021Ethiopian Highlands1
38.Sierra LeoneLoma Mansa1945West Africa Mountains2
39.EswatiniEmlembe1862Southern Africa15
40.French Southern LandsGrand Ross1850Indian Ocean Islands0
41.Ivory CoastMont Richard-Molard1752West Africa Mountains0
41.GuineaMont Richard-Molard1752West Africa Mountains0
43.TunisiaJebel Chambi1544Atlas Mountains2
44.BotswanaMonalanong Hill1494Southern Africa6
45.LiberiaMount Wuteve1420West Africa Mountains0
46.Central African RepublicMont Ngaoui1410West Africa Mountains0
47.MaliHombori Tondo1155West Africa Mountains2
48.GabonMont Bengoué1070West Africa Mountains1
49.Congo RepublicMont Nabeba1020West Africa Mountains0
50.TogoMont Agou980West Africa Mountains7
51.MauritaniaKdeyyat ej Joul915Sahara Desert Ranges0
52.GhanaAfadja907West Africa Mountains11
53.SeychellesMorne Seychellois905Indian Ocean Islands8
54.MauritiusPiton de la Petite Rivière Noire828Indian Ocean Islands20
55.Bouvet IslandOlavtoppen780Mid-Atlantic Islands0
56.Burkina FasoTéna Kourou747West Africa Mountains2
57.MayotteMlima Bénara660Indian Ocean Islands1
58.BeninMont Sokbaro658West Africa Mountains2
59.SenegalSenegal High Point638West Africa Mountains1
60.Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau High Point262West Africa Mountains1
61.GambiaGambia High Point62West Africa Mountains0
62.Cocos IslandsCocos Islands High Point11Indian Ocean Islands3
63.British Indian Ocean TerritoryDiego Garcia High Point7Indian Ocean Islands2
64.MaldivesWilingili Island High Point3Indian Ocean Islands6

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List Description

Africa, as defined by the Peakbagger.com 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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