Africa is a diverse and beautiful continent, rich in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. It has the highest elevation of any continent, with Mt. Kilimanjaro reaching 19,341 ft (5,895 m). The average elevation is 3,000 ft (900 m) above sea level and the lowest point is Lake Assal in Djibouti at 515 ft (157 m) below sea level. One distinctive feature of Africa is that it contains the world’s second-largest desert – the Sahara – which covers 3.5 million square miles (9 million sq km) of land. This vast desert is home to unique ecosystems and species, making it an incredible wonder of the world.
On our site, we provide a topographic map online for free. Our map has detailed designations that can be used to explore the topography of Africa more closely – from mountain ranges such as the Atlas Mountains and the Rwenzori Mountains to coastal regions like the East African coast or the Namib Desert. Also, there are designations of heights and other important attributes like rivers, lakes, or cities which make your exploration even more accurate and interesting. Get familiar with this amazing continent through our free topographic map!