Mount Elgon National Park
Mt Elgon is Uganda’s oldest extinct volcano with the largest volcanic base in the world. This magnificent block is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer. Buffalos, small antelopes, forest monkeys and elephants also live on the slopes of the mountain. The climax of Mt. Elgon is not the final ascent to the 4321m Wagagai Peak, but the descent into the vast 40km² caldera.
The beauty of visiting Mountain Elgon is that it can be hiked by even inexperienced hikers and it requires no equipment and also has a much lower elevation gain.
Activities carried out at World Largest Mountain Caldera;
Birding; With your birding book and other birding gadgets, be on the lookout for the Chubb’s Cisticola, White-chinned Prinia and African Goshawk. You will be accompanied by an experienced birder and rangers at all times.
Nature Walk; Either in the morning or afternoon, enjoy a relaxing stroll on the foothills of the mountain either alone or in the company of your guide.
Sports Fishing; This is done at the last 3 Sipi waterfalls, where the falls displays beautiful colours. It’s a very challenging experience to anglers but also exciting.
Hiking; Visitors interested in hiking will enjoy marked trails up the mountain slopes with overnight in set camps. Breath taking scenery with caves will be your companion ascending and descending the mountain.
Coffee tour; Arabica coffee is grown on the slopes of Mountain Elgon and its famously known as Sipi coffee. This walk takes us to the home of the coffee farmers, who will take us through the whole coffee process, from planting – coffee picking – coffee drying – grinding – making a cup of coffee. At the end of this process you will appreciate a cup of coffee more.
With Escape To Africa enjoy hiking the World Largest Mountain Caldera!