Welcome to Mt Elgon National Park


With rainforest at the base, the vegetation ascends through bamboo jungle to alpine moorland featuring giant groundsel and giant lobelia plants.

Common animals include buffaloes, bushbucks (both of which are usually grazing on the airstrip near Cholim gate), olive baboons, giant forest hogs and duikers. The lower forests are the habitat of black-and-white colobus monkeys and blue and de Brazza’s monkeys.

There are more than 240 species of birds here, including red-fronted parrots, Ross’s turacos and casqued hornbills. On the peaks you may even see a lammergeier dropping bones from the thin air.


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