It is one of the oldest volcanic mountains in Africa. Mt. Elgon is surrounded by forests, inhabited by mammals and birds.
It offers beautiful vistas; numerous caves, cascading waterfalls that enchant you as you enjoy a climb up to the Wagagai peak and the caldera.
The main peaks form the shattered wall of a collapsed central caldera at 8 km in diameter, said to be the world’s largest which contains glacial lakes and hotsprings.