Mount Elgon National Park

Kwapa Road, Kitale, Kenya


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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    It's unlike many of Kenya's other parks but not well known. You'll find dense forest, mineral caves, and thermal pools here. It is where you'll find a cave (a favorite among documentary film makers) where elephants and other animals go to eat essential minerals. The animals can be hard to see in the dense forest, so go primarily for the hiking and geological / thermal features.

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A great variety of outdoor activities are available at this less visited National Park that straddles the border of Kenya and Uganda. Hot springs and cave paintings are popular attractions. Hikers can tackle Mount Elgon itself which peaks at 4,155 meters or a number of shorter trails that skirt the mountain. You can visit Kitum, Chepnyali, and Mackingeny caves, which wildlife documentary buffs might recognize as the caves that elephants and other animals visit to “mine” nutritious minerals from. Birders and game watchers will love the biodiversity in the montane forest.
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