Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda, Climb Mountain Elgon in Uganda
Mountain Elgon is situated in the prominent Mountain Elgon National Park covering an area of 1145 kms2 East of Uganda near Mbale Town. The Mountain is an extinct Volcano and one of Uganda’s ancient physical features elevating to about 4,321 meters stretching across the border of Uganda and Kenya with Wagagai peak being the highest point on the Mountain.
The Mountain is a watershed of many different rivers i.e River Sipi which proceeds forming the prominent Sipi Falls which comprises of three different waterfalls i.e Waterfall 1, Waterfall 2 and Waterfall 3. These are very appropriate for anglers around the world who transfer here to fish the rare Rainbow Sprout.
Peaks of Mountain Elgon in Uganda
Mountain Elgon consists of five different peaks that can be seen by all kinds of travelers and these include;
- Wagagai (4,321 meters) in Uganda
- Sudek (4,302 meters) in Kenya/Uganda border
- Koitobos (4,222 meters) in Kenya
- Mubiyi (4,211 meters) in Uganda
- Masaba (4,161 meters) in Uganda.
However, other than Mountain Elgon, there are other safari attractions and activities travelers can enjoy in the beautiful National Park and these include; Birding, Savannah Elephants, Hiking and Nature Walks, Rock Climbing, Sports Fishing, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing.
Transfer to Mountain Rwenzori National Park as well to hike to the top of the majestic Mountain Rwenzori on Vacation holiday tour.
Climate of Mountain Elgon National park Uganda
Mountain Elgon National Park is located along the equator hence having equatorial Climate that includes both wet and dry seasons annually.
Due to the climate, it is challenging to predict when it might rain so we advise all travelers interested in hiking to the top of the Mountain to be aware of the Climate Changes.
The dry season is more appropriate for Climbing where as the rainy season is quite challenging since the trails and routes are slippery hence difficult to navigate on.
When to Visit Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda
Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda can be visited any time around the year although the Best Time to Visit the Park is during the dry Season in the months of June-August and December-March.
How to Get To Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda
The National Park is situated approximately 235 kms East from Kampala City and travelers can use road transport to get there.
From Kampala, you will follow the Jinja- Mbale Route for a distance of 3-4 hours and when you reach Mbale, you can opt to use the dirt roads from Mbale to Kapchorwa or to transfer from the North Western Flank in Kapchorwa.
Entry Fees at Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda
Mountain Elgon National Park can be accessed using a car/ vehicle and the park Entrance Fees vary from Foreign Non Residents, Foreign Residents and East African Residents.
Type of Person Cost
- Foreign Non Residents (FNR) – US $ 35 Per Person
- Foreign Resident (FR) – US $25 Per Person
- East African Resident (EAC) – 15,000 shs Per Person
Where to Stay and Accommodation at Mountain Elgon National Park in Uganda
While on Mountain Climbing Adventure or Hiking Safari in Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda, travelers can opt to stay in our luxury, Midrange and Budget Safari Accommodation to enjoy every encounter along the remarkable Mountain Elgon.
This includes; Mbale Resort Hotel, Sipi River Lodge, Moses’Campsite, Mountain Elgon Hotel & Spa, Noah’s Ark Hotels, Masha Hotel, Lacam Lodge, Kapkwai Forest Cottages, Kapkwata Guest House, Crow’s Nest Rest Camp.
Classic Hiking Safari Tours
- 3 Days Mountain Elgon Hiking Safari Tour
- 4 Days Mountain Elgon Safari Adventure
- 5 Days Mountain Elgon Hiking Adventure Tour
- 5 Days Mountain Elgon Climbing Tour
- 5 Days White Water Rafting & Mt Elgon
- 6 Days Sipi Falls & Mountain Elgon Safari Tour
- 9 Days Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda
- 10 Days Jinja, Mountain Elgon & Nyero Rock Tour
Packing List to Hike Mountain Elgon
- Sleeping Bags
- Gardening Gloves
- Warm Clothing
- Trekking / Hiking Boots
- Flash Light
- Rain Jacket
- First Aid Kit
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Snacks and Food Supplies
- Sweater for Evenings
- A Pair of Shorts
- A Good Camera