Hiking and other activities in Mount Elgon national park, Mt Elgon is located in eastern Uganda bordering with Kenya, Mount Elgon is one of the largest volcanic mountains in East Africa with one of the biggest crater in the world and about 5 major peaks.
Mt Elgon is one the favorite for those who love hiking in Africa, hiking mount Elgon in Uganda it’s not crowded like the way you see Mt Kilimanjaro crowded in Kenya, hiking Mt Elgon is just perfect since there are fewer people on the hike and on the slopes, so climbing Elgon is more fun with the opportunity of spotting different primates and other wildlife as you hike. On your way see several waterfalls and hot springs, in other words hiking Elgon is an experience that you will remember for a long time.
Five Major hiking peaks of Mount Elgon on both the Uganda side and Kenya side
Hike Wagagai peak (4,321 meters) on Uganda side
Hike Sudek peak (4,302 meters) on border of both Uganda and Kenya
Hike Koitobos peak (4,222 meters) on Kenya side
Hike Mubiyi peak (4,211 meters) on Uganda side
Hike Masaba peak (4,161 meters) on Uganda side
How to get to Mt Elgon for hiking safaris
Mount Elgon can be easily accessed via Uganda or Kenya, and also all Mt Elgon peaks can be hiked from either way Uganda side of Kenya. but I must tell you that hiking Mt Elgon exploration via Uganda is a long route and at the same time the best and most exciting with lots more to see along the way.
Hike Mount Elgon on Uganda side
Contact Kisoro tours Uganda we will do all arrangement on you your behalf at a most affordable price, for those who want to use public transport to hike Elgon, you get the bus which goes to Mbale town and after you may have to hire a special hire or taxi to take you to Budadiri tourism center which is also the main starting point for all people hike Mt Elgon via Uganda, once you reach Budadiri starting point the park rangers will help you to organize your hike.
Hike Mount Elgon on Kenya side
The best option if you are hiking mt Elgon via Kenya is to organize your hike through a trusted tour company like Kisoro tours Uganda, it is more complicated to use public transport to Mt Elgon, in other words, there is no public transport in Kenya going to Mt Elgon national park. For more information contact us we will give all advice you need at no cost.
Hiking and other activities in mount Elgon national park including the following
Mount Elgon Nature walks:
For those who are not experienced hikers can still enjoy the Mt Elgon guided nature walk and enjoy the views of Sipi Falls, communities around, Karamoja plains, and sunrise. This walk is done outside the park but it’s nice and recommended for those who cannot manage Mt Elgon long hikes.
Uganda birding watching in Mount Elgon:
One of the best birding opportunities in Uganda is at around Kapkwai tourism Centre in Mt Elgon national park, the forest on the trail/route has many different types of bird spies including the African Blue Flycatcher, Jackson’s Francolin, White-chinned Prinia, Black-collared, Apalis African Goshawk, and others. Kisoro tours can as well combine your Uganda hiking safari with bird watching safari, just contact us we will advise you accordingly.
Nature Walks and Hiking in Mount Elgon:
Hikers will enjoy other nature walks in and around Mt Elgon so if you are not an experienced hiker you can still come to enjoy a short hike and nature walk, along this trail you will see some primates, different types of the trees, many bird species, caves, stopover at different viewpoints and waterfalls.
Community Visiting and Cultural Experience in Mount Elgon National Park:
There are many other activities that can be done after or before Mt Elgon hiking including visiting the Arabica coffee farm and other cultural encounters of the Elgon region.
Mount Elgon Mountain Biking:
For those who love mountain biking can enjoy biking that starts from the Sipi trading center to Kapchorwa town, this activity takes about one and a half hours. On this trail, you will enjoy amazing views and different waterfalls in sipi region.