Mt Elgon NP

Mount Elgon is a solitary extinct volcano straddling the border between Uganda and Kenya, 100 km north-east of Lake Victoria. National parks now exist on both the Ugandan and the Kenyan sides. Wagagai, the highest peak, lies in Uganda and is 4321m. Despite its height, the average slope angle of Mount Elgon is less than 4 degrees. The Ugandan side of Mount Elgon National Park covers 1145 km2. Mount Elgon is the second highest mountain in Kenya. Approximately 8km in diameter, Mt. Elgon’s caldera is one of the largest intact calderas in the world.

 Parks & places

Safaris featuring this park


  • Mountain climbing, Climbing the peak requires no special equipment or technical climbing experience. There are great caves of historical significance, rock paintings, gorges and water falls which provide some of the most exciting sceneries in Uganda.

  • Sipi falls are a particular favourite to photographers and lastly there is the old fashioned house that was a retreat to the last colonial governer of Uganda.

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