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Nkokenjeru Ridge & Wanale

Nkokenjeru Ridge & Wanale

Nkokenjeru ridge is a distinctive finger of the forest extending outward from the main massif of Mount Elgon. It lies at an elevation of 2347m 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. Nkokenjeru ridge culminates at the superb wanale cliffs which tower above mbale town; the seasonal Nabuyonga and Namatyo waterfalls are located here. A trail at this western end of the ridge leads you to khauka cave where petrified wood can be found.

The ridge also offers grounds for those interested in paragliding over the mbale town.

The Nabuyonga trail is an 5km loop with birding, fauna and flora. Viewpoints overlook Mbale City , Lakes Kyoga, Bisina and the rugged mountains in karamoja region. On a clear day, you may enjoy vistas of wagagai peak and even areas of western Kenya. Beware of throwing a stone into the Nabuyonga stream- locals folklore claims that if you do so, a thunderstorm will strike before you leave.