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Visit Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya

Straddling the Uganda-Kenya border is an untamed wilderness and secluded splendour. The Mount Elgon National Park is named after Mount Elgon, the oldest and largest volcanic mountain in East Africa. Together with the wildlife and flora, the park has a variety of landscapes and scenery, which includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs, and the mountain peaks.

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Main Attractions

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birdlife
  • Diverse Vegetation
  • Ancient Lava Caves
  • Spectacular Waterfalls
  • Beautiful Scenery

 

 

Wildlife Viewing:

The Park is home to a variety of small antelope, duiker, forest monkeys, hyena, and leopard. On the lower slopes of Mount Elgon, elephants and buffalo can be found.

Birdlife:

At least 300 birds and 144 bird species make their home in Mount Elgon National Park. They include Golden-Winged and Tacazze sunbirds, Ross's and Hartlaub's Turacos, Black and White Casqued and Crowned Hornbills, the endangered Lammergeier, Jackson’s francolin and the eastern Bronze-naped pigeon.

Diverse Vegetation:

Ascending Mt. Elgon's enchanting slopes is a dense montane forest and mixed bamboo belts. Mount Elgon is known for its four distinct vegetation zones. A lush montane forest, mixed bamboo and Podocarpus Zone, heath zone as well as the moorland zone each dotted with biodiverse plant species.

Ancient Lava Caves:

Kitum, Making’eny, Chepnyalil, Ngwarisha and many other caves some of which are outside protected areas dots Mt. Elgon. The Kitum cave is regularly visited by herds of elephants, bushbuck, red and grey duikers as well as buffaloes in search of salts.

Spectacular Waterfalls:

Within a 1.5km from Kitum at the mouth of Making’eny Cave is a spectacular waterfall. Sipi falls is a panoramic view of the areas’ escarpments, gorges, mesas, and rivers.

Beautiful scenery:

This is a great attraction for mountain climbers on this often-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain.

 

More About Popular Activities at Mount Elgon National Park:

Game Viewing:

Visitors can explore the forest via vehicle circuits leading to animal viewing areas.

Hiking:

Explore the volcanic foothills, cliffs, caves, gorges and waterfalls along with panoramic views of the wide plains below. Mount Elgon offers an opportunity to experience its outstanding scenic view, wildlife and diverse ecosystem.

Camping:

At strategic points along trekking circuits, high-end luxury awaits you at the Mt Elgon Hotel, Sipi Falls Resort, and Mbale Resort.

Mountain Climbing:

Enjoy rock climbing on the eighth highest mountain in Africa, Mount Elgon. The highlight of mountain climbing here is to ascend to Wagagai peak and descend into the vast caldera.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Mout Elgon is covered with vast areas of natural forest. The Forest is home to enormous Elgon teak and cedar trees that grow as high as 24 metres above the forest floor.
  2. Mount Elgon is actually an extinct shield volcano.
  3. 240 known bird species have been sighted in this national park.
  4. Hot springs can be found in the crater of the former volcano. Be careful as the water temperature reaches up to 48 °C

The closest airport is Kitale

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Popular Activities

  1. Game Viewing
  2. Hiking
  3. Camping
  4. Mountain Climbing
  5. Birding
  6. Waterfall Visits
  7. Lava Caving
  8. Flora and Fauna Viewing

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