Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda & Hiking Safari Tours.
Size 1121 Sq Kms
This park is located in Eastern Uganda, about 300 Kms east of Kampala. Elgon is a 4321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric time stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today.
Although the mountain straddles the Kenya border, its highest peak Wagagai, lies with in Uganda and is best ascended from the Uganda side.
It is an important watershed and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studied with the other worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected and relatively undemanding mountain but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelopes along with elephants and buffalos. It also protects about 300 birds species, whereby many are not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.
Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon National park