Hit Enter to search or Esc key to close
Blog thumbnail

Wildlife And Birding

Wildlife And Birding

Blog thumbnail

The Park supports a variety of wildlife including rock and tree hyraxes, elephant, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, duiker, forest hog, bush pig, leopard, civet and serval cats, serval cats, spotted hyena; aardvark and several rodent species. However these animals are rarely observed in the forest setting. More commonly seen creatures are the black-and-white colobus;

Blog thumbnail

Wanaale Temptation

Wanaale Temptation

Blog thumbnail

Wanaale Ridge is a distinctive figure of rock extending outwards from the main mountain mass of Mount Elgon. It lies at an elevation of 2,347m and covers a 25km-long tongue of lava that flowed out of the side of the volcano after the cone collapsed to block the main vent. From generation to generation, natives

Blog thumbnail

Treasures of Mt. Elgon

Treasures of Mt. Elgon

Blog thumbnail

It has the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world (50km by 80km) and rises 3,070 metres (10,070 ft) above the surrounding plains. Its cooler heights offer respite for humans from the hot plains below, and its higher altitudes provide a refuge for flora and fauna. The Peaks and the Caldera Mount Elgon’s

Blog thumbnail

The Abayudaya Jewish Community

The Abayudaya Jewish Community

Blog thumbnail

Mbale is the only place where you can find the Jewish community (The Abayudaya) in Uganda. They are found in the villages of Putti, Busamaga in Mbale City. Their origin date as far back as 1919 when the British tasked Semei Kakun­gulu with spreading Christianity in eastern Uganda. This Jewish community practice what is considered

Blog thumbnail

Bungoma Is So Inviting

Bungoma Is So Inviting

Blog thumbnail

Bungoma was named from engoma — the Bukusu word for drums. The town was originally a meeting place for Bukusu elders. The sound of drums would emanate from the area as the meeting venue, leading to its eventual naming as Bungoma. The Bukusu strongly resisted British incursions into their territory in the 1890s. In 1895, they fought the British