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Koitoboss Guest House

Location: Mt .Elgon district, Western Province, and Trans Zoia District, Rift Valley Province.470 km northwest of Nairobi and 35 km from Kitale. 500m Chorlin gate Mt.Elgon National Park.

Accommodation: Has three (3) bedrooms each with two single double beds, total accommodation 12 parks.

  • Bathroom: Two bathrooms, hot water provided by wood burning heater
  • Sitting room/Dinning area: The sitting area is fully furnished with doors leading to the veranda; the dinning area is joint to the sitting area.
  • Kitchen: Include gas-stove, fridge, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. There is a barbeque area outside the guesthouse.
  • Provided: Caretaker, power provided by a generator 6-10.30p.m., blankets, pillows, beddings, towels, soaps and toilet tissue.

Park highlights: Ranging from wet montane 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 and 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:

  • Location of the guesthouse: 500m from Chorlin gate.
  • Roads: 2WD is suitable for part of the year; 4WD is essential during the rainy season also for the visitor intending to drive to the peak.

Open: Daily from 6.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. including public holidays. Note: no entry allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed in the Park after 6.15 p.m.

‘SafariCard’ required? At present this Park does not operate the SafariCard system. Entry is by cash only (Ksh or US$).

Koitoboss Guest House Photos

(click to zoom photos)
  • Kitum-Dinning area view
  • Koitobos - Kitchen
  • Koitobos GH view 2
  • Koitobos bdrm 2

Park Contacts
Contact Person:
The Warden
+254 (20) 3539903
Postal Address:
P.O Box 753,
Kitale, Nairobi,


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