Activities in Mount Elgon National Park
Activities in Mount Elgon National Park: Mount Elgon National Park IS famous for housing Mountain Elgon which is an extinct shield volcano which is the centre of most of the different activities that are carried out within the park and hence attracting a number of tourists that are interested in being part of the s a home to a number of tourist attractions like 200 bird species that can be found within the dense vegetation of the mountain. Mammal species like Defassa waterbuck, Elephants, Oribi, Bushbucks, Buffaloes and Spotted Hyena and a number of primate species including the black and white colobus monkeys, other attractions like the sipi falls, coffee and tea plantations that can be seen along the slopes of mountain Elgon which have also attracted the tourists to take part in the different activities in Mount Elgon national park in order not to miss out on the adventure.
ACTIVITIES IN MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK
Hiking in the park is one of the most rewarding activities Mount Elgon Park because of the nature of the terrain that will give the adventure tourist an amazing time hiking the mountain. There are a number of trail heads like the Sasa trail and Sipi trail that you will take to reach the different peaks of the mountain that tourists can embark on to have an amazing time in the park. During hikes to the peak you will have the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions like bird species for instance; mammal species like the Defassa waterbuck, Elephants, Oribi, Bushbucks, Buffaloes and Spotted Hyena and a number of primate species including the black and white colobus monkeys, other attractions like the sipi falls, coffee and tea plantations among other interesting attractions.
The park has a lot to offer to the tourists but birding will give you an amazing time among the different activities in Mount Elgon national park where you will get to see different bird species like the endemic species, migratory bird species from Europe running away from harsh climatic conditions. in the park, birding is carried out the Kapkwai forest exploration centre where a number of bird species Ad some of the bird species that can be seen include; like white-chinned Prinia, Luhders and Doherty’s Bush-shrikes, Chubb’s Cisticola, African Goshawk, African Blue Flycatcher and Baglafetcht weaver and many other bird species that will make your activity quite memorable.
You can also participate in agro tourism during your activities in Mount Elgon National park where you can visit the coffee Arabica coffee plantations which are as a result of the good fertile soils along the slopes of the mountain, you will get to visit the different coffee plantations and different processing companies where you will be taken through how coffee is planted, harvested and processed. At the end of your coffee trips, you will have the chance to enjoy a cup of organic coffee straight from the soils of the mountains which will make the activity quite rewarding.
While at sipi falls, you can take part in the memorable activity of sport fishing that is carried out at the bottom of Sipi falls where tourists that have obtained a permit from the Sipi lodge can take part in. During the activity, you will have the opportunity to catch fish like tilapia the most common fish type and also have rewarding views of the water birds trying to catch prey for instance the White-breasted Cormorants, Pied Kingfishers, Osprey, Double-tooth Barbet, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Familiar Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye and Spot-flanked Barbet African king fishers and so on.
Other activities in Mount Elgon national park that will ensure you have an amazing time are the nature walks which involves tourists going on guided nature walks through the park for a relaxing adventure which will give you the chance to see a number of attractions along the slopes of mount Elgon relief features like the Sipi falls, Budari and Mudange cliffs which will offer magnificent views. At the sipi falls guides will take the tourists on day walks where tourists will be able to see the Karamajong region and Sebei region hence an amazing time during your activity.
Mountain Biking on Mount Elgon is another adventurous activity you can take part in when you visit the park for an amazing Uganda safari. The mountain has a number of biking trails which start from sipi trading centre and end at chema hill in Kapchorwa that will make your activity quite rewarding with a number of challenges, a number of attractions that you will come across and exceptional views of the waterfalls for an amazing safari.