Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is one of the biggest parks in the world, it is known as Mount Elgon for the extinct shield volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya. The park has a part in Uganda and Kenya, The Ugandan part of the park covers 1,110 Km, while the Kenyan part covers 169 Km.  The tourists visit the park to explore the forest, enjoy hiking, biking and climbing Mount Elgon.

Location:

Mount Elgon National Park has a very unique location as it is found in the middle of the Ugandan and Kenyan Border, it is located 

Wild Life:

The park supports a huge variety of wildlife including rocks and trees, several species of animals which are buffalos, tinny antelopes, forest monkeys and elephants, also the most seen creatures in the park are the black and white Colobus, red-tailed Baboons, blue monkeys and tree squirrel.

Birds:

The park is a home for 300 species of birds including 40 restricted-range species. More than 50 Afrotropical high land biome species live there, The Moorland Francolin, Moustached Green Tinkerbird and Alpine Chat.

How to reach Mount Elgon, National Park:

You will have to drive from Kampala city which has an international airport, it will take 3 hours drive from Kampala.

Activities:

Most of the tourists who visit the park are aiming to do the common activities there, the main activity in the park is hiking through the mountain of Elgon, the visitors will enjoy hiking amongst the park primates, trails lead past the cave, waterfalls and some tourists do overnight camping on the mountain slopes. Also, you can do mountain biking and rock climbing.

Best time to visit:

The park is open for tourists all year round, however, you can get a better experience in some seasons. You can visit during the best wildlife viewing time from August to March and also it is the best time to climb the mountain as in different seasons the trails become slippery, slow and tedious.