Mount Elgon National Park

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Mount Elgon Forest, Mount Elgon Forest, Uganda

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The World's Largest Free Standing Volcanic Mountain Dec 29, 2010
Mount Elgon is located in Eastern Uganda within the Mount Elgon Forest. Once the highest point in Africa, even higher than Kilimanjaro, the now extinct volcanic mountain is one of Uganda's popular tourist destinations. Due to continued erosion through the years, the mountain is not as tall standing anymore, at about 4000 ft, it is a much safer and easier mountain to climb. The non seasoned climber would get "bragging rights" from climbiing this mountain.

The vegetation in this park is unique to only east Africa. The Afro-Alpine and moorland are high altitude vegetaions. Perfect location for activities like:

* Mountain Climbing

* Hiking

* Bird watching

* Game Viewing

* Primate viewing

* Hot Springs

* Cave paintings after a great hike

The giant Lobelias offer great photo opportunities for the flora and fauna lovers.

PS: Why leave for tomorrow, what you can do today?
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