PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS
Location: Mt Elgon District, Western Province, and Trans Zoia District, Rift Valley Province 470 km north-west of Nairobi and 35 km from Kitale.
Accommodation: 2 cottages, each cottage divided into two self contained bandas. Each banda has one bedroom with one double and one single bed. Total accommodation: 4 one bedroom bandas.
Park highlights: Ranging from wet montane and bamboo forests to Afro- alpine moorlands this rugged and pristine Park also features a series of famous bat- filled caves, where troglodyte elephant come to mine salt.
Activities: Walking, climbing, caving, bird watching and horse riding. Guided walks are offered within the vicinity of the bandas, a KWS ranger escort is required. Guided walks can also be taken at the Kitum Cave Trail and the Ngwarisha, Chepnyalil and Makingeni Cave Trails.
Wildlife: Includes; elephant, leopard, giant forest hog, bushbuck, Waterbuck, buffalo, red duiker, Sykes’ & Colobus monkey, olive baboon, spotted hyena, oribi, aardvark, porcupine, rock hyrax and genet cat.
Birds: More than 240 species of birds
How to get there:
Open: daily 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. including public holidays. Note: entry is not allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed into the Park after 6.15 p.m.
‘SafariCard’ required? At present this Park does not operate the SafariCard system and entry is by cash only (Ksh or US$)