Chepnyalil Cave

The Chepnyalil cave is of great palaeo-ethnology and archaeological interest: For generations it was inhabited by local families who used to keep cattle herds and goats in certain sections of the cave. The cave is open to the public in the National park. The visitor will see old rock paintings on the cave walls near the entrance while the flooring is covered with rock utensils and ceramic fragments.

 

 

 

For further interest, please visit our YouTube video Chepnyalil Cave with Philip Chepso. Philip leads through the cave and explains its historical and cultural background. Keep in mind: Chepnyalil Cave was also built by many generations of Mt Elgon’s elephants!