Mount Elgon is a popular destination for nature lovers providing an exclusive domain for backpackers with numerous birding trails. The extinct volcanic mountain is an important watershed supporting a rich variety of vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.
The recent development of the Forest Exploration Center at Kapchorwa allows birders access to extensive montane forest as well as the arid savanna around Moroto.
Location: On the Eastern border with Kenya near Mbale
Size: 1,121 sq km
Mt Elgon activities:Day walks within the Mount Elgon Forest Exploration Centre, mountain climbing and hikes, Bird watching and the breathtaking Sipi Falls is definitely worth a visit.
When to visit: Throughout the year especially during the drier seasons (January – March and June – August).
Professional Local Tour Guides from Green Hills Ecotours will offer you the best tour exploring and learning more about Mount Elgon National Park.
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