Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is located 3 - 4 hours drive on the east border with Kenya, it covers an area of 1145sq km and it rise at 4,321m extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenya border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Uganda side.

Mount Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this oft-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain.
Wildlife; the park is home to elephant, buffalo, small antelope and variety of forest monkey.

Birds; over 300 birds species have been recoded includes many species that are not found elsewhere in Uganda. Other attractions include ancient cave paintings close to the trailhead at Budadiri, spectacular caves and hot springs within the crater.

Accommodation; there is camping sites in the park and luxury hotel, midrange hotel and budget lodge out side the park.
Activities; hiking, walking and birding.