Kenya Safari Adventures




Mount Elgon Safaris

The mountain is named after the Elgeyo tribe, who once lived in huge caves on the south side of the mountain.[ citation needed ] It was known as Ol Doinyo Ilgoon (Breast Mountain) by the Maasai and as "Masaba" on the Ugandan side. Mt. Elgon consists of five major peaks: Mount Elgon is a massive solitary volcanic mountain on the border of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Its vast form, eighty kilometers in diameter, rises 3070m above the surrounding plains, providing welcome relief in more than one sense of the word. Its mountainous terrain introduces variety to an otherwise monotonous regional landscape



. Its cool heights offer respite for humans from the hot plains below and its higher altitudes provide a refuge for flora and fauna. Imagine an ancient mountain, a volcano that has been standing solitary and silent for millenia, its base one of the largest in the world, its springs feeding numerous rivers and waterfalls, its rich soil nourishing communities across two countries and where you can wander the uncrowded trails to its summit at over four thousand meters (or fourteen thousand feet). Mount Elgon is a bit of a secret. Its mesmerising beauty and the unhurried tempo of the surrounding communities make this region an ideal place to relax, breathe in plenty of fresh air and be refreshed