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The 4 Days Mt Elgon Hiking will take you through Mt Elgon National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain in East Africa and the second highest in Kenya. It covers an area of 169 km2 and lies 140 km North East of Lake Victoria. The Distance from the capital city of Kenya Nairobi is 470kms.The climate is moist to moderate dry. This beautiful national Park is endowed with cliffs caves, waterfalls, gorges, calderas among others. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains.
Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer. Small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants and buffalos also live on the mountainside. The higher slopes are protected by national parks in Uganda and Kenya, creating an extensive trans-boundary conservation area which has been declared a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve.
The 4 Days Mt Elgon Hiking will take you through Mt Elgon National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain in East Africa and the second highest in Kenya.
The wild and remote location of this national park offers excellent viewing of African animals found in Kenya. There are over 400 elephants plus buffalo, leopards, the colobus and blue monkeys (a protected species), hogs, waterbucks and various species of antelope
A unique attraction in Mount Elgon National Park is its four explorable caves. They are called Kitum, Makingeni, Chepnyalil and Ngwarisha and they are favored gathering places for the elephants
The Park is also home to over 300 different species of birds, including the cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Hartlaub’s turaco and redheaded parrot
Leave Nairobi in the morning for a day long drive to Kitale town. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.
Drive to Mt Elgon National Park Full day game drive with a visit to the majestic caves. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Drive to the road head where the trekking starts. Hike for 4 hrs. to the Koitobos summit. Return to the jeep for a drive back to Kitale.
Drive back to Nairobi arriving late in the evening or to your next destination.