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Mount Elgon National Park (MENP)

Introduction to Mount Elgon National Park (MENP)
Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano that first erupted more than 24 million years ago. With the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world

Location of Mount Elgon National Park (MENP)
Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano with the biggest surface field in the world (50km by 80km) and a caldera with a diameter of almost 8 km. The highest apex is Wagagai, 4.321 m. It lies at the boundary line with Kenya in Eastern Uganda..

Activities in Mount Elgon National Park (MENP)
Trekking around Mount Elgon, Sasa, Sipi and Piswa trials are the most adventurous. The full trekking circuit to the peaks takes about 6 days to complete. On your nature walk, you will experience various flora and, the enormous caves, gorges and hot springs. Particularly fascinating is the less laborious hike from Sipi trading centre to the Sipi Falls, a series of 4 waterfalls culminating in a 99m drop at an altitude of 1.775 m, along the river Sipi coming from mount Elgon

Accomondation in Mount Elgon National Park (MENP)
Five basic campsites are located at strategic points along the trekking circuit. Please respect Park regulations by camping only at designated campsites. No camping is allowed within the caldera. MENP camping is primitive, and all necessary camping equipment must be carried with you. Some items such as tents and sleeping bags can be hired through the Park office in Mbale. Make sure not to forget a warm jacket and rain gear, as extreme weather conditions will add to your Mt. Elgon adventure! Also please take a fuel-efficient camp stove if possible to avoid placing additional pressure on MENP firewood resource

 
 
 
 
 

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