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Mount Elgon National Park

#158 of 322 things to do in Kenya Features Animals
Mount Elgon, 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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If you are just driving - give this a miss

I only had a half day to see the park and took a vehicle for 4 hours. I was accompanied by a KWS... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nairobi, Kenya
Mount Elgon National Park

This place is magnificent. Stunning views to Uganda and just so beautiful. You tend not to see as... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Eldoret, Kenya
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Mount Elgon, 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had a half day to see the park and took a vehicle for 4 hours. I was accompanied by a KWS guide. By vehicle, this park is disappointing. The park is heavily wooded so you do not often come across wildlife. When you...More

1  Thank seejmorris
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place is magnificent. Stunning views to Uganda and just so beautiful. You tend not to see as much game here because of the rain forest setting and we did not not see elephants on this occasion. Colubus monkies are common and there are many...More

1  Thank simongoveyausuk
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We spent 3 nights in the self catered bandas in the middle of the park. The little cottages came well equipped, with most kitchen utensils available and a hot shower. Minus towels. We did a short hike, visited some of the bat caves, and did...More

3  Thank Mitmita
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The walk starts right from the Chorlim Gate, the drive from Kitale using the short route is about 30-45min drive. First night is in Mutamaiyo campsite, then proceed to Road End Camp which is normally take 4-5 hours. Summit the following morning walking for about...More

3  Thank Adventure Afric... E
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We were there over one day and that was truly not enough. No tourists and a awesome guide who really made the day. If you also like walking and peaceful nature this place is perfect :)

Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Wonderful views & beautiful scenery!! Come prepared as the weather can change quickly. Waterproofs are a must! The hike to Koitobos peak is really worth doing & guides are available at the gate entrance. (3,000/- ksh) You need a guide. We didn't see anyone during...More

4  Thank Rebecca Becks G
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This national park is one of the best in Kenya according to me. I can only dream of coming back and making a hike of several days. Though lots of things can be seen in a full day walking. A trip to the top of...More

2  Thank Lionel1994
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Did a 4-day hike from Budadiri to the top and back to the Sipi Falls. In short, the hike itself is beautiful. You walk through the 4 zones (farms, rain forest, bamboo forest, highlands) which is absolutely wonderful and unique considering that there's barely anyone...More

2  Thank Floris46
Reviewed 29 July 2014

$30 entry for foreigners, $12 for the vehicle and $35 for the guide. Not a real cheap day but very enjoyable. The guide is available at the gate and is a park ranger. This means you are safe, you know where to go and you...More

6  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 14 August 2013

A couple of days R&R after some voluntary work with churches, schools and an orphanage found us having a day trip to Mt Elgon National Park. It was Saturday in August, which at home would mean hordes of people: we didn't see anyone. Set off...More

4  Thank Damian B
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Are there easy and shorter hikes here? We will be traveling with a woman that is 5 mos pregnant and a 3 mos old infant. Are there smooth and safe roads to travel within the park? We will traveling from Jinja back to Kampala and will probably not spend the night.
18 September 2016|
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