Mount Elgon: World’s Largest Caldera
The 1.145 square meters Mount Elgon National Park protects the higher slopes of Mount Elgon, an extinct vulcano, on the Uganda-Kenya border.
The mountain, which measures 80km in diameter, once towered above Kilimanjaro’s current 5900m. Though now reduced to 4321m, still rises 3000m above the hot, dusty plains of Karamoja to provde a cool respite for humans and a refugee for flora and fauna.
Tourist activities on the mountain crater for varying levels of ambition, Visitors can make extended hikes, requiring a minimum of 3 days, to reach the summits which lie along jagged rim on a giant caldera 8km across.
Less demandingly, visitors can take day/half day walks through forest on the lower edge of the park. Just outside the park you will find the chain of delightful waterfalls of Sipi.
Safaris including Mount Elgon National Park