Kitale – Kenya
Kitale is a mainly agricultural town located only 30km from the Mount Elgon National Park gate. It is an excellent hiking destination, one where you are most likely to have the mountain almost exclusively to yourself. It is often referred to as the basket of Kenya due to its role in the food production of Kenya.
It has a population of around 120 000, and lies high up at an altitude of 1900 meters. Kitale is a quiet town with basic comforts and amenities.
Kitale is the perfect place to start a trip to the Kenyan summit of Mt Elgon, a spot to purchase any last minute supplies or top op on fresh produce. It is also the last place to get money out if needed as there are no facilities in the Mount Elgon National Park.
Mount Elgon is Kenya’s second highest mountain, and also has many interesting caves to explore. The lower slopes are covered in huge trees before bamboo takes over. But near the summit the real gems take over like the giant heather plants, the everlasting flowers, the giant lobelias, and groundsel all typical of the African Alpine moorlands.
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