Horse Ridding in Mount Elgon

“Untamed Wilderness, Secluded Splendor” 

High in the mist-wreathed hills of western Kenya is a towering volcanic giant, crowned by a vast caldera etched by glacial tarns, honeycombed by labyrinthine caves, fissured by valleys and cascaded by streams. 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.

“Untamed Wilderness, Secluded Splendor”

High in the mist-wreathed hills of western Kenya is a towering volcanic giant, crowned by a vast caldera etched by glacial tarns, honeycombed by labyrinthine caves, fissured by valleys and cascaded by streams. 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.

Attractions in Mt Elgon National Park ;

    {C}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

    {C}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.

    {C}Spectacular Waterfall

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

International designations

{C}·         {C}Important bird area (IBA)

{C}·         {C}UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) site

{C}·         {C}KWS Self Catering;  Kapkuro Cottage

      Campsites includes;  Chorlim Campsite,   Nyati Campsite Rongai Public Campsite,    Salt lick


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