- an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the boundary between Uganda and Kenya. 14,176 feet (4321 meters).
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Elgon, with its elephants, was our goal, and in between were the black-maned lions that we hoped to meet.
If we were unable to get the big bulls on Elgon it might be necessary to make a special trip into Uganda for them.
Elgon was first visited in 1883 by Joseph Thomson, who brought to light the cave-dwellings on the southern face.
In variety, the view from the summit of Elgon surpassed anything we had before seen.Freeland
Of these, the best known are the El-gonyi, from whom the name Elgon has been derived.
- Mount Elgon an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the Kenya-Uganda border. Height: 4321m (14 178 ft)