Welcome to Mount Elgon Trekkers
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Mount Elgon – the extinct volcano
is one of Uganda’s oldest physical features, first erupting around 24 million years ago.
Mount Elgon was once of Africa’s highest mountains, far exceeding Kilimanjaro’s current 5895 meters. Millennia of erosion have reduced its heights to 4321 meters, relegating it to the 4th highest peak of East Africa and 8th on the African Continent.
People on Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon is home to two tribes, the Bagisu, which speak the Gishu language, and the Sabinys who speak the Kupsabiny language together with the marginalized “Ndorobos” forced to dwell deep within the forest of Benet.
The Bagisu, aso known as the Bamasaba consider Mount Elgon to be the embodiment of their founding father Masaba and refer the mountain by this name.
At 4000 km² Mount Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world located on the Uganda-Kenya border. It is also the oldest and largest solitary volcanic mountain in East Africa.
It is vast form 80 km in diameter rises more that 3000 meter above the surrounding planes. The mountains cool heights offers respite from the hot planes below with the high altitude providing a refuge for Flora and Fauna.
Mount Elgon National Park is a habitat to over than 300 species of Birds including the endagered Lammergeier and primate animals. The higher slopes are protected by the national parks in Uganda and Kenya creating an etensive transpoundary conservation area which has been declared as UNESCO man & biosphere reserve.
Trekking on Mount Elgon
deserted moorlands unveils an magnificent uncluttered wilderness without the summit-oriented approach common to many mountains. The ultimate goal on reaching the top of Mount Elgon “Wagagai Peak” is not the final ascent but descent into the vast of 40 km² caldera.
Who can hike Mount Elgon?
Anyone from children over the age 10 to older generations in their 60s and 70s!
All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit.