Attractions In Mount Elgon National Park : Mount Elgon National park is located in the Eastern region in Uganda in Mbale district and this national park is administered between two countries Uganda and Kenya whereby it is recorded that it was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1968 and Uganda gazetted it as a game reserve in 1992. Later it was established as a national park in 1968, which makes it to be among the oldest national parks in the country covering a total surface area of about 4,000 square kilometers.

More so, Mount Elgon national park is an amazing destination to travel to while on a Uganda safari because it is surrounded by a beautiful nature such as; bamboo forests, lobelia, moorland and heaths, montane forests, olive trees, and it situated on an area of lower altitudes, which comprises of tussock grass and rocky grounds. And this also makes the park a good natural habitat  to many wildlife species such as; buffalos, bush duikers, antelopes, elephants and primate species like; red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, the black and white colobus monkeys among others. this national park is also harbours around 300 bird species that are available in the park and tourists can be spot many such as; the Hartlaub’s turaco, the eastern bronze-naped pigeon, the endangered lammergeyer, Jacksons francolin, hunters cisticola, red throated wryneck, black collared apalis, white-stared forest robin, Tacazze sunbird, Lammergeier vultures, black-shoulderd kite, Eastern bronze naped pigeon, alpine chat, Wyn’s weaver among others.

More so, exploring within Mount Elgon National park gives you opportunities to engage in very many interesting activities where you gain new experiences and create good memories. In addition, some of these activities include; hiking to the top of the mountain and there are main four trails such as; Sasa trail, Piswa trail, Sipi trail and Suam trail and this hiking always goes for about 4 to 7 days depending on your hiking skills and also the rail one chooses to use.  Individuals can go for Bird watching, mountaineering, mountain biking, rock climbing, community visits, camping, guided nature walks however, tourists are always accompanied with park guides whose role is to lead and ensure that safety of both people and the animals, cultural encounters where they get interact with the sabiny people and the Bagisu people and learn more about their culture, history and the way of living and many others.

 Attractions found in Mount Elgon National Park.

Mount Elgon national park has many unique tourist attractions, which lead many people to travel from many parts of the world hence promoting the tourism industry of Uganda. In addition, these attractions include;


In Mount Elgon national park there are so many caves where tourists could visit and they are found along the slopes of the mountain and some of these caves are located in Kapchorwa, Kitgum, Kapkwai which is easily accessed by many due to the fact that it is located near the forest Exploration centre and some are found in Mbale, the Khauka caves that are situated along the Wanale ridge. More so, there are other more caves like; Mude cave, Siyo cave, Tutum cave and the hunter cave among others.

Sipi Falls.

Attractions In Mount Elgon National Park
Sipi Falls

The sipi falls are located a few meters away from Mount Elgon National park and for tourists can take a drive of less than an hour from the park to be able to access the falls. However, there are so many other waterfalls within the park that tourists can see during their tour and these include; Chebonet falls, Bulago falls, Sisiyi falls and Wanale falls and many others.

Mount Elgon peaks and the Caldera.

Tourists exploring in Mount Elgon national park can opt to hike to the mountain peaks such as; Wagagi which is considered as the tallest peak of the mountain which stands at an elevated area of about 4,321 meters, Koitobos at 4,222 meters, then Sudek standing at 4,303 meters and lastly, Mubiyi which stands at an elevated area of 4,210 meters.

More so, the caldera, which is considered the largest in the whole world and it, was formed because of a magma, which was drained from the volcanoes chamber, but unfornately it later collapsed into a depression like shape because they could no longer support the overlying volcanic cone.

More so, there are more attractions within the park such as; the Nyero rock paintings which are located within the Eastern region in the country and they are considered to be the oldest rocks  which are made up of six panels of prehistoric art which involves the abstract and geometric patterns, Jackson’s pool and peak, vegetation cover, the tewei hill, Matheniko Bokora wildlife reserve and the pian upe wildlife and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of more inquiries and information about what attractions are found in this national park and book with our tours and travel companies such as Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Mount Elgon National park.

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