Mt. Elgon National Park

Mt. 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.

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.

Activity Options

  • Mountain Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Camping
  • Bird watching

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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