Mount Elgon is Africa's fourth highest mountain and is an extinct volcano with a peak at almost 14,000 ft.
Mt Elgon's slopes contain a rich variety of vegetation ranging from mountain forests where more than 400 species of plants and trees can be found, to high open moorland. The forests are also home to a range of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, antelopes, leopards, a variety of monkeys as well as over 300 species of birds. The topography includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, hot springs and volcanic mountain peaks – some of the caves are home to elephants and contain hieroglyphics believed to be bushmen paintings.
The course includes a three day hike to Koitoboss peak and involves 2 nights camping in the forests, guided by skillful and experienced rangers and supported by porters. The hike begins at the Kenya Wildlife Service camp near the Endebess Bluff at 8,400 ft and will include a visit to the world famous Kitum cave.