About Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is a national park located approximately one hundred forty kilometers north East of Lake Victoria. It covers approximately an area of 1279 km² and is divided by the border of Kenya and Uganda. The Ugandan side of the park covers 1110 km² while the Kenyan part covers almost 169 km².The Kenyan side of the park was gazetted earlier in 1968 than the Ugandan part which was gazette in 1992.
In 1896, C. W. Hobley became the first European to circumnavigate the mountain. Stigler and Kmunke are people who made the first recorded ascent to the Koitobos and Wagagai in 1911. Jackson.F, J. Martin, and E. Gedge where the first people to make a record of assenting to Sudek in the year 1890. The main peak of Wagagai is very easy scramble and this makes it not even to require special mountaineering skills >read more

Safari Attractions that are at Mt. Elgon National Park


Jackson’s Pool and Jackson’s Peak

This Uganda safari attraction is said to be standing at 4,050m is a natural pool occupied by the shallow waters. The pool lies in the low land of the 4,165m high Jackson’s Peak >read more

Forest Exploration Centre

The Forest Exploration Centre at Kapkwai is about 13km from Sipi town and it doubles as an educational Centre >read more


The slopes are comprised of various caves left by moving lava and erosion of soft volcanic deposits that erupted years back >readmore

Tourist Activies you will enjoy at Mt.Elgon National Park


Mountain Biking in mountain Elgon

Mountain biking trail runs from Sipi trading Centre to Chema Hill in Kapchorwa town. It should take 1.5 hours >readmore

Birding in Mt. Elgon

The forest Exploration Center at Kapkwai is an excellent birding site where tourists have opportunities of bird watching >readmore

Cultural Encounter

The encounter comes with the pride of meeting the Sipi Widows’ Group for those on Uganda safaris. This can take the interested visitors on guide to how coffee is planted, picked, grinded and finally washed making it ready for sell >readmore

Where you will Stay


Getting To Mount Elgon National Park


By Road Transport

Mount Elgon National Park lies 235km east of kampala.Atarmac road runs through Jinja to Mbale town at the western base of Mount Elgon, before climbing to Kapchorwa on the mountain’s north-western flank. Murran roads lead off the Mbale-Kapchorwa road to reach the various trailheads. >readmore

Uganda Tour Opeators Association


List of Tour Operators

The association has a good number of safari companies. These companies can take you to all your desired destinations in Uganda. To view the list click here

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