Mt Elgon was once Africa’s highest mountain, far exceeding Kilimanjaro’s current 5,895m. Millennia of erosion have reduced its height to 4,321m, relegating it to the 4th highest peak in East Africa and 8th on the continent.

At 4,000km²  Mt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains. The mountain’s cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a refuge for flora and fauna.

Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer.  The higher slopes are protected by national parks in Uganda and Kenya, creating an extensive transboundary conservation area which has been declared a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve.

1 Day Available on request Bugitimwa, Mkoa wa Mashariki
What makes this tour special

Mount Elgon appeals to all types of travellers and truly, it is made for mountain lovers. Experience non-stop excitement on your wilderness trek and see the real Eastern region as you journey through the mountainous north and enter the world of green forest, virgin mountain lakes, imposing glaciers as well as a rich Ugandan ecosystem.

The exotic landscape, diverse flora and fauna, and sheer mountain range with unsurpassed beauty offer all together an unforgettable Uganda safari experience. The trekking trail takes trekkers on a journey of natural discovery and self-contemplation.  No wonder Elgon offers a wide range of trekking trails from a simple, short three days trek, to the rigorous and astonishing twenty-two days long, legendary trek

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Mount Elgon National Park Uganda, Bugitimwa, Uganda View on Map