Mount Elgon National Park
Details of Mount Elgon National Park
Along with Rwenzori, Mount Elgon National Park is more famous for its climbing opportunities than its game-viewing, with many flocking to Mount Elgon for the chance to climb the world’s largest mountain caldera.
The park is home to wildlife such as elephants, buffalo, hyenas, aardvarks, and a number of primate species. In addition to that, there are also more than 300 species of birds inside the park including a number that cannot be seen elsewhere in Uganda.
Mount Elgon is a popular climbing destination in Uganda, while also offering limited game-viewing opportunities.
Size: 1,121 square kilometres.
Location: Eastern Uganda on the Uganda-Kenya border.
Best Time: June to August or December to March. Climbing can be done year round.
To Do: Climb the world’s largest mountain caldera, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and nature walks.
Known For: Being home to the world’s largest mountain caldera.