PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS
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.
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:
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$).