Mount Elgon National Park

Mt. Elgon is located 420 kms from Nairobi. Access is via tarmac road to Kitale, branch to murram road then to the Chorlim Gate

ACCESS

Roads: Mt. Elgon is located 420 kms from Nairobi. Access is via tarmac road to Kitale, branch to murram road then to the Chorlim Gate

Airstrips: There is one airstrip in the park

PARK GATES

Chorlim (main gate)

Kassawai

Kiptogot

Kimothon

SIZE / LOCATION

196 km2

On the western border of Kenya with Uganda, in Trans-nzoia District of Rift Valley Province

CLIMATE

The climate is moist to moderate dry. Annual rainfall is over 1,270mm

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Caves

Salt Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave

Spectacular Waterfall

Game Viewing around the Mountain

Birdwatching

Viewing the mountain

WILDLIFE

Elephant, leopard, giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo, duiker, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and golden cat, among others.

More than 240 bird species in the area, including the African crowned eagle, Ross’ turaco, and red-fronted  parrot.

BIRDS

340 bird species have been recorded, of which 230 are forest dependant, while 110 are forest specialist.

WHERE TO STAY

In the park: No lodges or tented campsites in the park at the moment

KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:

Koitoboss Guesthouse. Sleeps 6 pax

Kapkuro Bandas. 4 units each sleeps 3 pax

Camping Facilities:

Public Campsites: There are three public campsites namely Nyati, Chorlim and Rongai Campsites

Special Campsites: Saltlick Special Campsite

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Mountain Climbing

Horse Riding

Picnicking

Camping

Birdwatching

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