Mount Elgon National Park Car Rental W/Driver Guide

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Mount Elgon National Park is a national park 140 kilometers (87 mi) northeast of Lake Victoria. The park covers an area of 1,279 square kilometers (494 sq mi) and is bisected by the border of Kenya and Uganda. The Ugandan part of the park covers 1,110 km2 (430 sq mi) while the Kenyan part covers 169 km2 (65 sq mi).

Location of Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is uniquely split down the middle by the Kenyan-Ugandan border. Mount Elgon is an important water catchment for the Nzoia River, which flows to Lake Victoria, and for the Turkwel River (known as the Suam River in Uganda), which flows into Lake Turkana, travelers planning to visit mount Elgon have high chance to extend their stay and visit Kidepo Valley national park in Uganda.

Wildlife in Elgon National Park

Elephants and buffalo can be found on the lower slopes. The park is also home to a variety of small antelope and duiker, as well as forest monkeys, including the black-and-white colobus and blue monkey. red-tailed monkey has been reported after being thought to be locally extinct and its why the primate safari companies recommend visiting the park.

Birding in Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon is home to at least 144 bird species. Of particular interest are Jackson’s spurfowl, the eastern bronze-naped pigeon, Hartlaub’s turaco, the Tacazze sunbird, and the endangered lammergeier, due to their restricted range.

Major Attractions on Uganda Side.

Together with the fauna and flora, the park has a variety of scenery; this includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs, and the mountain peaks.

The most popular areas are the four explorable, vast caves where frequent night visitors such as elephants and buffaloes come to lick the natural salt found on the cave walls. Kitum cave, with overhanging crystalline walls, enters 200 m into the side of Mt. Elgon. At the Endebess Bluff there a panoramic view of the areas’ escarpments, gorges, mesas, and rivers.

The highest peak of Mt. Elgon on the Kenya side, Koitoboss, measures 13,852 ft (4,155 m) and is easily reached by hikers in about two hours from the road’s end. Activities include

  • ancient cave paintings near the trailhead at Budadiri
  • Hot springs in the former volcano’s crater
  • Vehicle circuits leading to animal viewing areas, the caves and the Koitoboss peak.
  • Self-guided walking trails
  • Hiking to Endebess Bluff and Koitoboss Peak
  • Primate and bird watching
  • Cave explorations
  • Camping photography

Self Drive Travelers planning to explore Uganda & Kenya? Select to visit Mount Elgon National Park that is shared by Uganda and Kenya for the wonderful Safari experience.

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