Kibo (Uhuru Peak) summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro massif is the tallest mountain on the continent of Africa. It stands at 5895 metres above sea level.
It is a massive dormant volcano which rises, from one angle, in a conical form towering above the plains of Tanzania. In actual fact there are three separate peaks to Kilimanjaro; Kibo is the highest point but it is joined by a long saddle to Mawenzi, the third tallest summit in Africa. In terms of altitude, sandwiched in between these two in second place, is Mount Kenya; it’s Batian summit coming in at 5199 m.
Other prominent Mountains in Africa:
It may surprise some people to learn that there are in fact 31 mountains over 4000 metres in Africa; in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DR Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia and of course Morocco, home to the Atlas Mountains range.
Ngaliema / Mt Stanley
Ngaliema is situated in the Rwenzori mountains, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda and has two of the highest peaks in Africa;
Margherita Peak - 5109 m
Savoia Peak – 4977 m
Mount Kenya – 4985 m
It’s in here again because the Lenana summit of Mount Kenya has enough prominence to qualify as another peak.
Duwoni / Mt Speke – 4890 m
Situated in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda.
Ras Dashen – 4550
Ras Dashen is Ethiopia’s tallest mountain, situate din the Semien Mountains.
Jbel Toubkal – 4167 m
The highest mountain in the Atlas range in Morocco.
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