Mount Elgon National Park-Kenya

Mount Elgon National Park-Kenya

Mount Elgon National Park-Kenya

Mount Elgon National Park-Kenya is 4,000km² Mt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains

Park activities

Camping

Game viewing

Hiking

Mountain Climbing

Rock Climbing Scenic

How to get there

By Road: One route leads from Kitale town, while there are two options leading from Eldoret. Both lead by murram (dirt) road to Mt.Elgon Lodge and Chorlim gate. Chorlim gate is the main gate which also leads to the park headquarters

By Air: Visitors can fly to the Eldoret airport (70 KM away) or the airstrip within the park. Please contact the warden for airstrip details. Kitale airstrip, located 10km outside Kitale town on the main Kitale-Bungoma road, is 30 km from the park.

Attractions

Caves

Mt. Elgon is dotted with caves formed from ancient lava tubes namely Kitum, Making’eny, Chepnyalil ,Ngwarisha and many others some of which are outside protected areas

Salt-Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave

Kitum Cave is regularly visited by herds of elephants, dubbed the troglodyte tuskers, as well as bushbuck, Red Duiker, Grey Duiker and buffalo, all in search of the salts that abound in the mineral-rich earth of the caves.

Spectacular Waterfall

Making’eny Cave, located 1.5km from Kitum, has a spectacular waterfall over its mouth.

International designations

Important bird area (IBA)

UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) site

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