Located 230km from Kampala, Mbale is another common tourist spot. Mbale is a beautiful scenic town in Eastern Uganda and Mount Elgon is the main site. There are a number of tourist activities around here including hiking, birding, nature walks and abseiling. For everyone who loves abseiling then Mbale is the place to be, it involves hikers descending down mount Elgon onto a doubled rope coiled around the body and fixed at a point above the rocks. It is a thrilling experience, tourists abseil 100m beneath the falls. Hiking mount Elgon is the best thing to do there, especially around the Sipi Falls which is the main tourist attraction there. There are also over 1000 species of birds to see around Mbale. Guided nature walks also give opportunities to explore attractions like caves and the Sipi River.