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Zambia Elevation Map

Zambia's elevation map features several peaks and valleys throughout the country, with varying altitudes in different regions.


The terrain is generally undulating, characterized by plateaux and hills as the country rises towards the east.


The highest ground in Zambia is the Mafinga Mountains which form the northeastern extension of the Great Rift Valley and have an average elevation of 2,300 meters.

Several rivers including the Zambezi, Luangwa, and Kafue cut through the landscape creating deep gorges and valleys.

Highest point

Zambia's highest point is the peak of Mafinga Hills, which stands at an elevation of 2,301 meters above sea level.

Lowest point

Zambia's lowest point is the intersection of the Zambezi and Luangwa rivers, which lies at an elevation of approximately 329 meters above sea level.

Similar landscape

Zambia shares similar elevation characteristics with several African countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Tanzania.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Zambia and their elevation above sea level.