Sitting on the Uganda / Kenya border, Elgon’s highest peak – Wagagai – reaches 4231m making it Africa’s 8th highest.
It is not a difficult mountain to climb and whilst accessible year round, June to August and November to March are best. Several different trails are available of varying lengths, the most popular being a day’s hike to and from Sipi Falls with its impressive 99m drop.
HOW LONG TO STAY
A series of day or overnight hikes can be arranged through most DMCS, although specialist operators offer longer treks.
WHAT WE SAY
Uganda has two stunning areas for treks, both of outstanding beauty and far less visited than elsewhere. For the enthusiast, they are reputedly exceptional. For the more general visitor, there are shorter but highly rewarding hikes.
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For accommodation available by Mount Elgon, see the list below, or if you prefer you can jump straight to the Mount Elgon Accommodation Dropbox folder, which contains all the individual resource folders for all accommodation by Mount Elgon.
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Primates Trekking & Hiking Coffee & Tea