This park is 26 km from Kitale town. The entrance is at 2000m. The Park extends up the mountain through forest, then moorlands, to the rim of the volcanic caldera. Several peaks can be climbed from there, including Koitobos and Sudek.
Elgon forest elephants
Forest elephants are smaller than their plains counterparts. They are also much harder to observe because of their dense habitat. Mt. Elgon is one of the few places you might be lucky enough to see them.
The exhibits are a bit of a hochpoch of preserved wildlife specimens and items from the colonial period. But, right in the heart of town, it is conveniently visited and can be interesting for an hour or two.
Sitatunga antelope (female)
This small antelope is uniquely adapted for life in swamps and marshes by possessing webbed hooves. It is endangered because of the steady disappearance of its habitat.
Giant Podocarpus tree
Just one of the huge trees to be found in Elgon forest. This one just happens to be close to the motorable road. The forest is a tree-lover's paradise and is impenetrable in many places.
Kapkuro banda, Elgon NP
These self-catering bandas are located inside and conveniently-close to the Park entrance. They are ideal for those wishing to explore the forest, the caves and the mountain. Unfortunately they are only 4 in number.