Tallest Mountain in Africa

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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