Mount Elgon National Park Safari

Mount Elgon National Park Safari


From its impressive crater to its luxuriant forests, Mount Elgon National Park offers a plethora of awe-inspiring landscapes. It was named after the extinct shield volcano of the same name and serves as an important source of water for both Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana, via the Nzoia and Turkwel rivers respectively. In addition, this magnificent park is home to numerous animals and over 240 bird species – making it an ideal destination for any witty wildlife lover!


Mount Elgon National Park Safari Summary

This five days Mount Elgon National Park safari will be a one-of-a-kind tour in the Mt. Elgon forest. You will have enough time to explore the forest, see the elephant caves and also enjoy biking, hiking, and nature walks on the eighth highest mountain in Africa, Mount Elgon. Mt. Elgon is dotted with caves formed from ancient lava tubes namely Kitum, Making’eny, Chepnyalil ,Ngwarisha and many others some of which are outside the protected areas. Kitum Cave is regularly visited by herds of elephants, dubbed the troglodyte tuskers, as well as bushbuck, Red Duiker, Grey Duiker and buffalo, all in search of the salts that abound in the mineral-rich earth of the caves.

Highlights of the safari

  • Accommodation in clean and comfortable lodges/Camps/Hotels

Accommodation based on lodge and Camps equivalent of 3 stars.

  • Private Tour

Mount Elgon National Park Safari is a private tour organized specifically for your family only. You will not share the safari vehicle with others who are not part of your family or group.

  • Transport and game drives in a 4×4 safari Jeep with a pop up roof

The safari vehicle usually referred to as a jeep is specially adapted for safari. It has a high ground clearance and 4 wheel drive system which enables it to to handle the off road terrain easily.

  • Can be customized and fine-tuned 

You can request for adjustment of the safari itinerary to meet your requirements. This can include the number of days and change of accommodation facilities among other things.

  • It can start in any day

The safari can start on any day.


  • Mt. Elgon National Park – Mount Elgon National Park is located on the western side of Kenya along the border of Uganda where it shares sister protection with Uganda’s Mount Elgon National Park under the same name.


Day 1: Nairobi to Mt. Elgon

Get a pick up from your hotel by your driver guide and briefed about your tour. Transfer from Nairobi heading towards Nakuru via Eldoret to Kitale with lunch enroute. Arrive at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation at Mount Elgon Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 2: Full Day in Mount Elgon National Park

After you’ve had your morning meal, join us as we venture out to witness the park’s plethora of primates, birds and indigenous tree species. You’ll be sure to spot some rare wildlife here. Have lunch before taking a leisurely stroll along nature trails – keep an eye out for Genet cats which make occasional appearances. As you meander down the path take in all the beauty of Elgon teak and Elgon olive trees, plus plenty of monkeys and chirping birds.

  • Accommodation at Mount Elgon Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Nature Walk and Exploring the caves 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will join the knowledgeable rangers who will guide you to Kiptum Caves. You may have heard of these ‘famous Elephant caves’, where Elephants and Buffaloes come together to get their daily dose of minerals. What a unique opportunity to enjoy your lunch with amazing views of the majestic herd while they feed! After lunch, take a leisurely stroll through nature before returning to the lodge/camp for dinner and restful night’s sleep.

  • Accommodation at Mount Elgon Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Full Day in Mt. Elgon National Park

We’ll spend the entire day uncovering Mount Elgon’s spectacular wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, duikers and an array of forest monkeys such as black-and-white colobus and blue monkey are all inhabitants here. It is also a bird-watcher’s paradise. You will spot our feathered friends including Jackson’s francolin, eastern bronze-naped pigeon, Hartlaub’s turaco, Tacazze sunbird plus the rare lammergeyer bird. Get ready for some fun wildlife watching.

  • Accommodation at Mt. Elgon Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Mount Elgon to Nairobi

Check out of your hotel after breakfast where after saying goodbye to Mt Elgon then you will connect your vehicle for the transfer to Nairobi with lunch enroute.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch



  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Scheduled game drive
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Safari vehicle with popup roof
  • Service of a tour guide
  • Bottles of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover


  • Tips and gratitude
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • All activities not included in the Safari
  • Soft drinks and local beers

Additional information

Group size

1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax, 6 pax