Located on the border of Kenya and Uganda. With a size of around 1,121km². This extinct volcano is one of Uganda’s oldest physical features, first erupting around 24 million years ago. The park has a variety of scenery; this includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs, and the mountain peaks.
Mt Elgon was once Africa’s highest mountain, far exceeding Kilimanjaro’s current 5,895m. Millennia of erosion have reduced its height to 4,321m, relegating it to the 4th highest peak in East Africa and 8th on the continent.
Elephants and buffalo can be found on the lower slopes. The park is also home to a variety of small antelope and forest monkeys, including the black and white colobus and blue monkey. Over 300 birds can also be found in the area.