Mount Elgon

One of Uganda’s oldest physical features, it was once Africa’s highest mountain far exceeding Kilimanjaro’s current 5895m. Millennia of erosion reduced its height to 4321m Wagagai Peak. Elgon is home to 2 tribes Bagisu and Sabiny-Sebei people, the Bagisu also known as the Bamasaba consider Elgon to be the embodiment of the founder father Masaba referring to the mountain by this name. At 4,000km Mount Elgon has the largest volcanic base. It’s also a home to over 300 bird species including the endangered Lammergeyer.