Mount Elgon National Park

"Untamed wilderness, secluded splendour"

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

SAFARI CARD REQUIRED?
At present the park does not operate the Safari Card system. Entry is by cash only.

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

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight, walking boots, warm clothing, training shoes, socks, sandals and gaiters. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.

 

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