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Mount Elgon National Park Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Mount Elgon National Park Safari

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Get to Know Mount Elgon National Park

The eighth-highest mountain in Africa is known for its unearthly high-altitude vegetation, forest birds and the spectacular Sipi Falls.

Straddling the border of Kenya and Uganda, Elgon is an ancient jagged-peaked volcano with the broadest base of any freestanding mountain in the world. Associated with the same tectonic activity that created the Rift Valley, it first erupted at least 20 million years ago, and remained active for another 10 million years.

In its prime, it was taller than Kilimanjaro is today, and even now it rises to an impressive 4,321 metres on the southwest caldera rim. A notable landmark on the Kenyan side is the salt-lick at Kitum Cave, which is mined by elephants that gouge out the walls with their tusks, extending the shaft deeper into the mountain, a phenomenon only likely to be seen on a nocturnal visit.

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Why Mount Elgon?

  • One of the most impressively proportioned mountains in Africa
  • Sipi Falls is a lovely spot to relax in highland walking country
  • Excellent birdwatching in the Mount Elgon Forest Exploration Centre
  • A real sense of being far off the beaten track

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FAQs about Mount Elgon

  • You are putting yourself in a position where you are exposed to wild animals for which many of them are dangerous. However, on a safari every precaution is made to ensure your safety when going on a game drives or walks. This is why it is of absolute importance that you listen to your well-trained guide at all times, failure to do so might result in harm, however, if you are respectful of your surroundings and the fact that you are in a wild place you will be perfectly safe and have an experience of a lifetime.
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