Mt. Elgon is located 420 kms from Nairobi. Access is via tarmac road to Kitale, branch to murram road then to the Chorlim Gate
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
Chorlim (main gate)
SIZE / LOCATION
On the western border of Kenya with Uganda, in Trans-nzoia District of Rift Valley Province
The climate is moist to moderate dry. Annual rainfall is over 1,270mm
Salt Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave
Game Viewing around the Mountain
Viewing the mountain
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.
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
Public Campsites: There are three public campsites namely Nyati, Chorlim and Rongai Campsites
Special Campsites: Saltlick Special Campsite