On the fertile Eastern border of Uganda lies the dormant volcano of Mount Elgon. Standing at 4,321m and believed to have, in prehistoric times, stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today, it is an important watershed with its slopes supporting a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation from montane forest to high open moorland studded with other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsels.
Often-neglected yet a relatively undemanding climb, Mt. Elgon’s spectacular scenery remains the principal attraction for hikers but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelopes in addition to elephant and buffalo and over 300 birds species. Other attractions include ancient cave paintings close to the trailhead at Budadiri and spectacular caves and hot springs within the crater
Rainfall from the summit flows down the mountain to create the impressive triple water falls of Sipi. Mount Elgon is a spectacular multi-day hiking expedition to the caldera and down through bamboo forests. Sipi Falls is a tranquil place to soak up nature, take a cultural coffee tour or embark on a little mountain biking.
Here you could: Hike the waterfalls, Learn how coffee goes from the field to your cup, Mountain bike in the Mount Elgon National Park, Hike to the summit of Mount Elgon (seperate expedition – approximately 4-5 days)