With its majestic mountains and remarkable waterfalls, Uganda could easily represent the wild side of Eastern Africa. Located at the heart of the Great Lakes Region, Uganda is comprised of a vast central plateau that lies at an average altitude of 1,100m. Surrounded by mountains, it is ideal agricultural land and less prone to tropical diseases than the other African countries in the region. The country's craggy relief is mostly made up of hills with a flat summit separated by valleys. The heights, the granite domes and the extinct volcanoes rarely rise more than 1,500m. However, there are a few exceptions, like Pic Marguerite in the Ruwenzori Mountains, the highest point in Uganda rising 5,110m, and Mount Elgon, which rises 4,321m.