Kapkwai Forest Exploration Center

The Kapkwai Forest Exploration Center doubles as a budget accommodation and an educational facility.  Here there are Bandas, a student hostel, and a campsite, where one can pitch one’s tent for the night.  The Center is operated by the Mt. Elgon National Park.


The Kapkwai Forest Exploration Center is located 13 kilometers from Sipi Falls, inside the Mt. Elgon National Park itself.  Instructions to reach the Center can be obtained from the Park Rangers at the Gate.


  • Bandas, Student Hostel, and Campsite for self-camping
  • Educational Centre with well-informed personnel about all aspects of Mt. Elgon National Park
  • Restaurant
  • Shop for consumables.