List of Ultras of Africa

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This is a list of all the Ultra prominent peaks (with topographic prominence greater than 1,500 metres) in Africa.

Atlas Mountains[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Jbel Toubkal  Morocco 4,167 3,755 412
2 M'Goun  Morocco 4,071 1,904 2167
3 Tidirhine (Rif)  Morocco 2,456 1,901 555
4 Lalla Khedidja  Algeria 2,308 1,720 588
5 Adrar Bou Nasser  Morocco 3,340 1,642 1698
6 Djebel Chélia  Algeria 2,328 1,612 716
7 Jbel Igdet  Morocco 3,615 1,609 2006

Mountain ranges of the Sahara[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Emi Koussi  Chad 3,445 2,934 511
2 Deriba Caldera  Sudan 3,042 2,512 530
3 Mount Tahat  Algeria 2,908 2,328 580
4 Toussidé  Chad 3,315 1,593 1722

Egypt[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Catherine  Egypt 2,629 2,404 225
2 Shaiyb al-Banat  Egypt 2,187 1,787 440

Cape Verde islands[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Fogo  Cape Verde (Fogo) 2,829 2,829 0
2 Topo da Coroa  Cape Verde (Santo Antão) 1,979 1,979 0

West Africa[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Bintumani  Sierra Leone 1,945 1,665 280

Cameroon Line[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Cameroon  Cameroon 4,070 3,931 139
2 Pico Basilé  Equatorial Guinea (Bioko) 3,011 3,011 0
3 Mount Oku  Cameroon 3,011 2,491 520
4 Pico de São Tomé  São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé) 2,024 2,024 0
5 Gran Caldera de Luba  Equatorial Guinea (Bioko) 2,261 1,539 722

Ethiopian Highlands[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Ras Dashen  Ethiopia 4,533 3,980 553
2 Tullu Deemtu  Ethiopia 4,400 2,527 1873
3 Ch'ok'e  Ethiopia 4,100 2,225 1875
4 Argun  Ethiopia 3,418 2,208 1210
5 Amba Farit  Ethiopia 4,270 2,061 2209
6 Guge  Ethiopia 3,568 2,013 1555
7 Ramlo  Eritrea 2,248 1,920 328
8 Mount Abuna Yosef  Ethiopia 4,260 1,909 2351
9 Tulu Welel  Ethiopia 3,301 1,742 1559
10 Mount Smith  Ethiopia 2,560 1,690 870
11 Aggio  Ethiopia 3,358 1,630 1728
12 Argun North  Ethiopia 3,405 1,610 1795
13 Moussa Ali Terara  Djibouti /  Eritrea /  Ethiopia 2,021 1,607 414
14 Bada  Ethiopia 4,195 1,605 2590
15 Belaya  Ethiopia 2,731 1,601 1130
16 Karkoor  Somalia 2,120 1,598 522
17 Mai Gudo  Ethiopia 3,359 1,859 1770
18 Dubbai  Ethiopia 3,950 1,550 2400
19 Guna Terara  Ethiopia 4,120 1,510 2610
20 Delo  Ethiopia 3,240 1,510 1730
21 Gara Muleta  Ethiopia 3,405 1,502 1903

Surrounding Western Rift Valley[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Stanley  Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Uganda 5,109 3,951 1158
2 Mount Karisimbi  Rwanda /  Democratic Republic of the Congo 4,507 3,312 1195
3 Kinyeti  South Sudan 3,187 2,120 1067
4 Emogadong  South Sudan 2,623 1,730 893
5 Kabobo  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,725 1,604 1121
6 Mont Mohi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 3,480 1,592 1888
7 Wuhevi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 3,095 1,570 1525
8 Mount Muhabura  Rwanda /  Uganda 4,127 1,530 2597

Surrounding East African Rift[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Mount Kilimanjaro  Tanzania 5,895 5,885 10
2 Mount Kenya  Kenya 5,199 3,825 1374
3 Mount Meru  Tanzania 4,565 3,170 1395
4 Mount Elgon  Uganda 4,321 2,458 1863
5 Mulanje Massif  Malawi 3,002 2,319 683
6 Kimhandu  Tanzania 2,653 2,121 532
7 Mount Satima  Kenya 4,001 2,081 1920
8 Mount Hanang  Tanzania 3,420 2,050 1370
9 Loolmalassin  Tanzania 3,682 2,040 1642
10 Gelai Peak  Tanzania 2,948 1,930 1018
11 Mount Moroto  Uganda 3,083 1,818 1265
12 Kitumbeine Hill  Tanzania 2,858 1,770 1088
13 Chepunyal Hills  Kenya 3,334 1,759 1575
14 Mount Namuli  Mozambique 2,419 1,757 662
15 Shengena  Tanzania 2,464 1,750 714
16 Sungwi  Tanzania 2,300 1,730 570
17 Mount Kadam  Uganda 3,063 1,690 1373
18 Mtorwi  Tanzania 2,980 1,688 1292
19 Mount Kulal  Kenya 2,285 1,542 743
20 Karenga  Tanzania 2,279 1,529 750
21 Mount Ng'iro  Kenya 2,848 1,501 1347

Southern African Plateau[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Thabana Ntlenyana  Lesotho 3,482 2,390 1092
2 Brandberg Mountain  Namibia 2,606 1,802 804
3 Du Toits Peak  South Africa 1,995 1,730 265
4 Mount Tama  Angola 2,489 1,610 879
5 Seweweekspoortpiek  South Africa 2,325 1,543 782
6 Mount Nyangani  Zimbabwe 2,592 1,515 1077
7 Mount Moco  Angola 2,620 1,510 1110

Madagascar and surrounding islands[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Piton des Neiges  France (Réunion) 3,069 3,069 0
2 Maromokotro  Madagascar 2,876 2,876 0
3 Mount Karthala  Comoros (Grande Comore) 2,361 2,361 0
4 Pic Boby  Madagascar 2,658 1,875 783
5 Tsiafajavona  Madagascar 2,643 1,663 980
6 Ntingui  Comoros (Anjouan) 1,595 1,595 0

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