Explore Mount Elgon National Park

One of Uganda’s oldest geological formations, this extinct volcano initially erupted around 24 million years ago.

Mt. Elgon, which is now much higher than Kilimanjaro at 5,895m, was formerly Africa’s tallest peak. Its height has been diminished by millennia of erosion to 4,321m, making it the 8th highest mountain on the continent and the fourth highest summit in East Africa.

Two tribes live atop Mount Elgon: the Bagisu and the Sabiny, while the ostracized Ndorobos are compelled to live deep within the Benet forest.

Mount Elgon is referred to as “Mount Masaba” by the Bagisu, also known as the BaMasaba, who believe it to be a representation of their founding father Masaba.

Highlights at Mount Elgon National Park

Mountaineering

Birding Watching

Hiking