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The Highest Mountains in Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in the world. This continent has some of the spectacular mountains in the world. Most of these African mountains are volcanic in origin. However, you need to know these three terms; Mountain, Peak, and Summit.

Mountain is a geological or a land feature that rises above 1,000 feet or 300 metres. Peak is the point on a mountain that is higher than other local points. Summit is the highest point on a mountain. These are some of the highest mountains in Africa.

Mount Kasirimbi

Mount Kasirimbi is found in the Virunga mountain range that runs along the border between DRC and Rwanda. The mountain lies within Volcanoes National Park.

The Volcanoes National Park is famously known by the gorillas who live in the dense alpine forests. The elevation length of Mount Kasirimbi is 14,786 feet or 4,507 meters.

Mount Semien

Mount Semien is also known as Ras Dejen. Ras Dejen is the highest point in all of Ethiopia. Mount Semien is part of the Simien mountain range. The elevation length of this mountain is 14,872 feet or 4,553 meters.

Mount Meru

Mount Meru is found in Tanzania. The mountain is situated in Arusha National Park. Mount Meru is a volcano. The mountain contain a close view of wildlife like the buffalo, giraffes, and elephants. The highest point of the mountain is called Socialist peak, which is 4,562 meters.

Mount Gessi

Mount Gessi is found in the Ruwenzori Mountains National Park along the border of Uganda and the DRC. The mountain was named after an Italian explorer by the name Romelu Gessi.

Mount Gessi is situated in the northern part of the Ruwenzori Mountains National Park. The highest peak of this mountain is 4,715 meters.

Mount Emin

Mout Emin is also found in the Ruwenzori Mountain Range. However, Mount Emin is found on the DRC side. The mountain was named after an explorer by the name Mohammed Amin Asha.

Mount Emin has two twin peaks, Umberto and Kraepelin. The highest peak of this mountain is 4,798 metres.

Mount Baker

Mount Baker is found in the Ruwenzori Mountain Range. The mountain iz situated in Uganda. As per now, Ruwenzori Mountain Range is an African World Heritage Site. The highest peak of this mountain is 4,844 metres.

Mount Speke

Mount Speke is the second highest mountain in the Ruwenzori Mountain Range. Mount Speke has four peaks; Vittorio Emanuele, Ensonga, Johnston, and Trident. The highest peak is 4,890 metres.

Mount Stanley

Mount Stanley is the third highest mountain in Africa. The summit of this mountain has two twin peaks; Margherita and Alexandra. Margherita peak which is the highest is 5,109 metres

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in all of Africa. It is found in an east African nation by the name Kenya. The mountain is an extinct volcano that has two peaks; Batian and Nelon.

The two peaks are typically snow capped. The Batian peak which is the highest is 5,199 metres.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro contains three primary peaks which are volcanoes. They include Kibo which is a dormant volcano, Mawenzi which is also a dormant volcano, and Shira which is an extinct volcano.

Mount Kilimanjaro is over 2,000 feet higher than Mount Kenya. The Tanzanian based mountain has 5 climatic zones; rainforest, heathland, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic. Kibo peak, which is the highest peak is 5,895 metres.

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