Mount Elgon Activities
Mount Elgon National Park boasts over 300 birds with over 50 Afrotropical highland biome specie...
Mount Elgon National Park boasts over 300 birds with over 50 Afrotropical highland biome species living here, including the Moorland Francolin, Moustached Green Tinkerbird and the famous Alpine Chat. The Jackson’s Francolin and Black-collared Apalis are bird species that you will only find in Mt Elgon National Park. Among those limited to just a few mountains in eastern Uganda are the Black-shouldered Kite and Tacazze Sunbird. Mount Elgon is also home to the endangered Lammergeyer which can be seen, soaring above the caldera and the Suam Gorge.
There are 3 main trails to hike to the Mountain summit; The Sasa trailhead at Budadiri, Sipi tr...
There are 3 main trails to hike to the Mountain summit; The Sasa trailhead at Budadiri, Sipi trailhead at Forest Exploration center-Kapkwai and Piswa trailhead at Kapkwata. Mount Elgon is the prime trekking mountain in East Africa and it is a huge volcano with the largest crater of the major peaks in Africa with the caldera being one of the world’s largest.
Nature walks in Mount Elgon National Park are an exciting activity experienced via different tr...
Nature walks in Mount Elgon National Park are an exciting activity experienced via different trails
- Khauka Cave Trail
- Bamboo Trail
The bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave passes through tropical and bamboo forest. Along the trail are many primates, birds and rare trees such as Elgon teak and Elgon olive. The walk to the Chebonet Falls and the walk to the Kapkwai caves follow the ridge view trail.
Mt. Elgon is penetrated by highly-unusual caves. These include the larger caves of Kitum, Ngwar...
Mt. Elgon is penetrated by highly-unusual caves. These include the larger caves of Kitum, Ngwarisha, Chepnyalil, and Makingeny. It’s such an amazing stopover. Some other caves are small and link to Kenya however they are too dark to give you a proper direction to get to the border of Kenya.