Inside the cave

Makingeny is one of the best known  caves on Mount Elgon and one of the four caves open to public in Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya. Most of Mt Elgon’s caves have a waterfall in the entrance area (see picture).

The cave walls are rich in different minerals and elephants are often sighted at the caves. Other animals like bushbuck, buffalo and Colobus monkeys also visit the caves to consume salt but with their tusks, elephants are the only species with a suitable tool for breaking material out of the cave walls.