List of Ultras of Africa

This is a list of all the Ultra prominent peaks (with topographic prominence greater than 1,500 metres) in Africa. Also shown is Mount Catherine in Sinai, Egypt which is not geographically part of Africa. Not listed here are the 5 Ultras of the Canaries and Madeira which are off the African Coast but listed under Europe.

Atlas MountainsEdit

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 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 Jbel Bou Naceur   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 SaharaEdit

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

EgyptEdit

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

Cape Verde islandsEdit

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

West AfricaEdit

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

Cameroon LineEdit

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 HighlandEdit

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Ras Dashen   Ethiopia 4,533 3,980 553
2 Tullu Dimtu   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 Mai Gudo   Ethiopia 3,359 1,859 1770
10 Tulu Welel   Ethiopia 3,301 1,742 1559
11 Mount Smith   Ethiopia 2,560 1,690 870
12 Aggio   Ethiopia 3,358 1,630 1728
13 Argun North   Ethiopia 3,405 1,610 1795
14 Moussa Ali   Djibouti /   Eritrea /   Ethiopia 2,021 1,607 414
15 Bada   Ethiopia 4,195 1,605 2590
16 Belaya   Ethiopia 2,731 1,601 1130
17 Karkoor   Somalia 2,120 1,598 522
18 Dubbi   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 ValleyEdit

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 RiftEdit

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   Kenya/  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 Mount Kitumbeine   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 Cherang'any Hills   Kenya 3,530 1,572 2009
20 Mount Kulal   Kenya 2,285 1,542 743
21 Karenga   Tanzania 2,279 1,529 750
22 Mount Ng'iro   Kenya 2,848 1,501 1347

Southern African PlateauEdit

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 islandsEdit

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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