Mt Elgon National Park

Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth N. Park
February 1, 2017
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Mt Elgon National Park

Sipi Falls in Mout Elgon national Park Uganda

Mount Elgon National Park is a national park 140 kilometres northeast of Lake Victoria. The park covers an area of 1,279 square kilometres and is bisected by the border of Kenya and Uganda. The Ugandan part of the park covers 1,110 square kilometres while the Kenyan part covers 169 square kilometres.

Elephants and buffalo can be found on the lower slopes. The park is also home to a variety of small antelope and duiker, as well forest monkeys, including the black-and-white colobus and blue monkey. red-tailed monkey have been reported after being thought to be locally extinct. Both leopard and hyena existed there in the late 1990s.

Together with the fauna and flora, the park has a variety of scenery; this includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs, and the mountain peaks.