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List of highest points of African countries Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_points_of_African_countries

This article lists the highest natural elevation of each sovereign state on the continent of Africa defined physiographically.

Not all points in this list are mountains or hills, some are simply elevations that are not distinguishable as geographical features.

Notes are provided where territorial disputes or inconsistencies affect the listings. Egypt has part of their territory and their high point outside of Africa; their non-Asian high point are listed with a N/A rank entry underneath their continental peak. On the other hand, Spain has part of their territory and their high point inside of Africa.

One partially recognized country with the highest point in Africa is listed and ranked in Italic. For more details see List of states with limited recognition.

Rank Country Highest point Elevation
17  Algeria Mount Tahat 3,003 m (9,852 ft)
22  Angola Morro de Môco 2,620 m (8,596 ft)
52  Benin Mont Sokbaro 658 m (2,159 ft)
40  Botswana Otse Hill[1] 1,491 m (4,892 ft)
51  Burkina Faso Tena Kourou 749 m (2,457 ft)
21  Burundi Southeast of Mount Heha[2] 2,684 m (8,806 ft)
8  Cameroon Fako on Mount Cameroon[2] 4,040 m (13,255 ft)
20  Cape Verde Mount Fogo 2,829 m (9,281 ft)
42  Central African Republic Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m (4,659 ft)
12  Chad Emi Koussi[2] 3,445 m (11,302 ft)
28  Comoros Mount Karthala[3] 2,361 m (7,746 ft)
3  Democratic Republic of the Congo Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
45  Republic of the Congo Mont Nabeba 1,020 m (3,346 ft)
37  Côte d'Ivoire Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
31  Djibouti Mousa Ali 2,028 m (6,654 ft)
34  Egypt Gabal Sha'ib El Banat[4] 2,187 m (7,175 ft)
N/A  Egypt Mount Catherine[4] 2,629 m (8,625 ft)
16  Equatorial Guinea Pico Basile 3,008 m (9,869 ft)
15  Eritrea Emba Soira 3,018 m (9,902 ft)
36  Eswatini Emlembe 1,862 m (6,109 ft)
5  Ethiopia Ras Dashen[2] 4,550 m (14,928 ft)
44  Gabon Mont Bengoué[5] 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
55  Gambia Unnamed location (unofficially Red Rock) 53 m (174 ft)
49  Ghana Mount Afadja[6] 885 m (2,904 ft)
38  Guinea Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
54  Guinea-Bissau Monte Torin 262 m (860 ft)
2  Kenya Batian on Mount Kenya 5,199 m (17,057 ft)
10  Lesotho Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m (11,424 ft)
41  Liberia Mount Wuteve[2] 1,440 m (4,724 ft)
30  Libya Bikku Bitti 2,267 m (7,438 ft)
19  Madagascar Maromokotro 2,876 m (9,436 ft)
18  Malawi Sapitwa (Mulanje Massif) 3,002 m (9,849 ft)
43  Mali Hombori Tondo 1,155 m (3,789 ft)
47  Mauritania Kediet ej Jill 915 m (3,002 ft)
50  Mauritius Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire 828 m (2,717 ft)
7  Morocco Jbel Toubkal 4,165 m (13,665 ft)
26  Mozambique Monte Binga 2,436 m (7,992 ft)
23  Namibia Konigstein 2,606 m (8,550 ft)
33  Niger Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès 2,022 m (6,634 ft)
27  Nigeria Chappal Waddi 2,419 m (7,936 ft)
6  Rwanda Mount Karisimbi 4,507 m (14,787 ft)
32  São Tomé and Príncipe Pico de São Tomé 2,024 m (6,640 ft)
53  Senegal Baunez ridge near Nepen Diakha 648 m (2,126 ft)
48  Seychelles Morne Seychellois[7] 905 m (2,969 ft)
35  Sierra Leone Mount Bintumani (Loma Mansa) 1,948 m (6,391 ft)
25  Somalia Shimbiris[8] 2,460 m (8,071 ft)
11  South Africa Mafadi 3,450 m (11,319 ft)
13  South Sudan Kinyeti 3,187 m (10,456 ft)
14  Sudan Deriba Caldera 3,042 m (9,980 ft)
9  Spain Teide 3,718 m (12,198 ft)
1  Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro[9] 5,892 m (19,331 ft)
46  Togo Mont Agou 986 m (3,235 ft)
39  Tunisia Jebel ech Chambi 1,544 m (5,066 ft)
4  Uganda Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
N/A  Western Sahara Tikhzoukhane 605 m (1,985 ft)
29  Zambia Unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,329 m (7,641 ft)
24  Zimbabwe Mount Nyangani 2,592 m (8,504 ft)

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References[edit]

  • CIA World Factbook 2006 (items marked * have been amended, see [1] for supporting documentation). Both this list and the CIA list may contain further errors. Despite the claim by the CIA that their list was updated in July 2006, none of the errors listed on the talk page have been corrected.
  • World Tops and Bottoms, by Grant Hutchison, 1996, TACit Press, ISBN 0-9522680-4-3, and subsequent research by the same author, in collaboration with field research by Ginge Fullen.
  • Data supplied by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
  • Information about specific items on talk page
  1. ^ Monalanong Hill is a mountain often considered the highest point of Botswana, with a questioned altitude of 1,494 metres (4,900 feet). This datum comes from the SRTM database just as the 1,491 m for Otse. The error range of these data is significantly higher (approximately 15 m), but a British explorer did a GPS reading on the top of both hills, and his measurement showed Otse slightly higher.
  2. ^ a b c d e Some authorities give other elevations for these national high points. For more information, see the appropriate summit pages.
  3. ^ Listed as "Le Kartala" on Peaklist.org Retrieved 27 September 2011
  4. ^ a b Gabal Sha'ib El Banat is the highest peak in the African part of Egypt, while the highest peak of the country is Mount Catherine, located in the Asian part of Egypt.
  5. ^ Claims that Mont Iboundji is the highest point and more than 1500 metres high are not supported by SRTM data.
  6. ^ "Mount Afadjoto, Ghana". Peakbagger.com. 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  7. ^ "Morne Seychellois" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 2 October 2011
  8. ^ Shimbiris is also the highest point in  Somaliland
  9. ^ Highest point in Africa.