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You’ve Probably Never Heard Of These 5 Mountains Across Africa

The motherland is truly blessed with the best and most beautiful nature and wildlife anyone could ever dream of. Mountainous areas on the continent are a sight to behold. They attract a significant number of tourists annually.

With Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and Mount Stanley being notably the most popular mountains in Africa, we take a look at other beautiful and amazing peaks you’ve probably never heard of.

Ras Dashen

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Apart of the Simien Mountains National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ras Dashen is the highest peak in Ethiopia. It has an elevation of 4,550 meters and it’s a great spot for hiking.

Mount Elgon

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This extinct volcano is located on the border of Kenya and Uganda. Mount Elgon has five peaks with Wagagai (located in Uganda) being its highest at 4,321 meters.

Thabana Ntlenyana


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Located in Lesotho, Thabana Ntlenyana which means “beautiful little mountain” is the highest peak in the country and in Southern Africa standing at 3,482 meters. With Lesotho being dubbed as the hiker’s paradise, Thabana Ntlenyana should definitely be on the bucket list of places to visit if you love hiking!

Mount Cameroon

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Also known as Fako or Mongo ma Ndemi (mountain of greatness), Mount Cameroon is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa and the highest mountain in Sub-Saharan and Western Africa standing at 4,040 meters. Mongo ma Ndemi is also a great hiking spot.

Jbel Ayachi

Jbel Ayachi — Photo-Credit: InnocentsAbroad

Located in Morocco, Jbel Ayachi is one of the highest mountains in North Africa standing at 3,747 meters.


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