Mount Elgon National Park

  • Kenya's second highest mountain

Mount Elgon National Park is 470km north-west of Nairobi, straddling the border between Kenya and Uganda. It is 11km from the town of Kitale, and close to Saiwa Swamp National Park. The park covers 169km² with Mount Elgon, Kenya's second-biggest mountain, situated at its centre. The mountain is covered with vast areas of natural forest and huge Elgon teak and cedar trees that tower 80 feet (24m) above the forest floor. Visitors can explore the forest, see the elephant caves and also enjoy biking, hiking, and rock on the eighth highest mountain in Africa, Mount Elgon.

The park offers a rich menu of activities that include; hiking, rock climbing, biking, horse riding, and birdwatching. Bird watchers would be interested to learn that the park is home to at least 144 bird species. Of particular interest are Jackson’s francolin, the eastern Bronze-naped pigeon, Hartlaub’s turaco, the Tacazze Sunbird, and the endangered lammergeyer. There are also three nature trails that lead to both the caves and Elephant Bluff. You will also find breathtaking views of the park from Endebass Bluff.

Things to do here

  • Bird Watching

  • Camping

  • Hiking

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