22/05/2019 by Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
Splendid hiking Experience on Mount Elgon National Park with Buke Tours
Travel with Buke Tours& Travel to the hub of salt-mining Elephants, beautiful sceneries of caves and spectacular waterfalls bisected by the border of Kenya and Uganda.
Mount Elgon National Park in the Western part of Kenya is one of the highly visited tourist attraction areas; owing to its unique cross border tourism feature, making it the ideal place for hiking.
Tourists have the option of climbing the Mountain from the Kenyan side and sliding to Uganda or vice versa! Interesting right! The 169 Km² Park’s forest has distinct vegetation zones including;
The Lush Montane Forest (2000m-2500m): This is a dry, highland, evergreen type forest of forest that has more than 100 species of epiphytic orchids, ferns and trailing lianas.
Mixed Bamboo and Podocapus Zone (3000m-3500m): This zone has varieties of plants and animals in the mountain.
Heath Zone (3000m-3500m): It consists of shrubby bush and beautiful wildflowers.
Moorland Zone (3500m-4321m): This zone enjoys possession of different species of endemic plants on the mountain.
When to go
The park being on a mountain means there is a lot of rain experienced all year round. The best month to visit the park is December and February.
What to take with you during the hike
Plenty of drinking water, picnic items, waterproof gear, warm clothing, walking boots, and camping equipment’s.
Park entry fee
Citizen- Adult’s ksh 300, Children ksh215, Non-Resident- adults $ 26, children $17