Overview & Attractions
Mount Elgon National Park Mt. Elgon has been an extinct volcano that first erupted more than 24 million years ago. With the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world (50km by 80km), Mt. Elgon is the forth highest mountain in East Africa, with the highest peak in Uganda (Wagagai peak, 4321 metres). It contains the largest intact caldera, a collapsed crater covering over 40kms at the top of the mountain, surrounded by a series of rugged peaks. The Bagisu and the Sabiny are the two ethnic tribes around the mountain.