Top 10 Highest Mountains in Africa

If someone asked you what is the highest mountain in the world,  most likely you could answer it is Mount Everest (Himalayas).

But do you know what is the highest mountain in Africa?

In today's article, I'll tell you the list of the top 10 highest mountains in Africa.

The list below shows the 10 tallest mountains in Africa, along with the country or countries they’re located, and their highest peak name and elevation in meters.

Enjoy the list.

Top 10 Highest Mountains in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro / Tanzania  5,895 meters

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. at 5,895 meters, is the highest mountain in Africa. It is also the world's largest free-standing mountain. Now if someone said to you, " what is the highest mountain in Africa?"  You already know the answers.

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Mount Kilimanjaro is really beautiful! I like it.

Mount Kenya / Kenya  5,195 meters

Mount Kenya in Kenya. at 5,195 meters, is the second-highest mountain in Africa (after Mount Kilimanjaro). It also is the largest extinct volcano in the Great Rift Valley.

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Mount Kenya is located on the central equatorial line in Kenya.  The best time to visit Mount Kenya is in winter because the snow is so beautiful.

Mount Stanley / Congo / Uganda  5,119 meters

Mount Stanley or Mount Ngaliema also is a mountain located in the Rwenzori Mountains. With an elevation of 5,109 m (16,763 ft), it is the highest mountain in both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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And it is the third highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) and Mount Kenya (5,199 m).

Mount Meru / Tanzania 4,562 meters

Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania.

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It also is Tanzania's second-highest mountain.

Mount Semien / Ethiopia 4,550 meters

The Simien Mountains in northern Ethiopia, northeast of Gondar in the Amhara region, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Simien Mountains, National Park. The mountains consist of plateaus separated by valleys and rising to pinnacles.

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The highest Ethiopian mountain is Ras Dejen at 4,550 m with the second highest peak of Kidis Yared at 4,453 m; other notable peaks include Mount Biuat at 4,437 m.

Mount Karisimbi / Congo / Rwanda 4,507 meters

Mount Karisimbi is a stratovolcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is currently dormant.

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At 4,507 meters, Karisimbi is the highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is the sixth-highest mount in Africa. Karisimbi is flanked by Mikeno to the north, Bisoke to the east, and Nyiragongo to the west, on the other side of the Rift Valley.

Mount Elgon / Kenya/ Uganda 4,321 meters

Mount Elgon lies on the border between Kenya and Uganda and is an extinct shield volcano on the border. It has an intact caldera which is one of the largest in the world. The mountain's highest point, named "Wagagai", is located entirely within Uganda.

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Geologists estimate that Mount Elgon is at least 24 million years old, making it the oldest extinct volcano in East Africa.

Mount Toubkal / Morocco /  4,324  meters

Toubkal or Toubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 meters, it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, and North Africa.

The mountain separates the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines of North Africa.

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Located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh, and visible from it, Toubkal is an ultra prominent peak, the highest in over 2,000 km.

For climbers, it is "the most popular mountain objective in the Atlas mountains".

Mount Guna / Ethiopia 4,120 meters

Mount Guna is a mountain and shield volcano located near the cities of Nefas Mewcha and Debre Tabor, in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia.

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It is the highest point in the South Gondar Zone, with an elevation of 4,120 meters above sea level.

Mount Choqa / Ethiopia 4,100 meters

Mount Choqa at 4,100 meters, is one of the highest mountains of Debay Telategn Gojjam, a region of Ethiopia located south of Lake Tana.

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The mountain and its surrounding area lack forests, and its slopes are cultivated up to an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level.

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