Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park Uganda

Mount Elgon National Park is a magical Uganda safari destination located in eastern region of Uganda covering an area of 1145 square kilometers, mountain Elgon national park is named after the extinct volcano of Mountain Elgon.


Sipi Falls at Mt Elgon national park
Sipi Falls at Mt Elgon national park

Mountain Elgon stands at an elevation of 4321 meters and the 4th highest peak in East Africa and the 8th in Africa, Mountain Elgon spans over 4000 square kilometers featuring the largest volcanic base in the world.

More facts about Mount Elgon National Park is that it boosts unique vegetation and wildlife, vegetation in the park includes thick montane forest, mixed bamboo belts, endemic plants for instance the giant lobelia and groundsels.

Wildlife in the park includes animals and birds, animals In mt elgon national park include black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, rock and tree hyraxes, elephant, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, duiker, forest hog, bush pig, leopard, civet and serval cats, serval cats, spotted hyena, small antelopes, aardvark and several rodent species.

Birds in  Mt Elgon  National park include golden-winged and Tacazze sunbirds, Ross’s and Hartlaub’s Turaco, Jackson’s Francolin, lammergeyer, African blue flycatcher, crowned hornbills, black and white casqued hornbills, white-chinned prinia, Baglafetcht weaver and many more.

The most famous Safari activities to do when in include birding, volcano climbing, hiking to Sipi falls, and camping.

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