Hike to explore the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world (50 km by 80 km); Mt. Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in Eastern Africa with Wagagi Peak at 4321 metres.
While ascending Mt. Elgon’s enchanting slopes, you will pass through dense montane forest and mixed bamboo belts teeming with birdlife. You will then enter the fascinating heath and moorland zones containing several interesting endemic plant species such as Giant lobelia and groundsels.
Wildlife enthusiasts will be pleased to spot primates such as the Black and White Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, and hundreds of fascinating bird species, including Golden Winged and Tacazze sunbirds, Ross’s and Hartlaubs Turacos, Black and White Casqued and Crowned Hornbills, the endangered Lammergeier eagle and the Jackson’s Francolin which is found nowhere else in Uganda.
Experience magnificent waterfalls notably at Sipi falls, where the sipi river plunges over three lofty waterfalls in quick succession. Enormous caves, scenic peaks and gorges, and hot springs which bubble up at 48’C.