Mt. Elgon National Park
1,145 sq km
Mt. Elgon National Park covering an area of 1,145 sq km is found in eastern Uganda on Mt. Elgon itself where it got its name from which Uganda shares with Kenya. There is a National Park on the Kenyan side as well accessed via Kitale town.
The highest peak of this mountain is Wagagai at 4,321 metres above sea level.
The Park is home to 305 species of birds most of which are only found here e.g Jackson's and Moorland Francolins, Hartlaub's Turaco, Black-collared Apalis, Cape Rook and Streaky-headed Seedeater among others.
Mt. Elgon National Park is home to 24 mammal species that are not easily seen. These include Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard, Bush Pigs, Duikers, and a few primates among others