The forests around Elgon are a haven for many species of monkey, as well as Elephant, Buffalo, and Leopard. The higher moorland plains are popular with grazing game.
The Mountain is deservedly famous for its Elephants, which enter the caves at night to excavate salt from the walls with their tusks. The best way to witness this remarkable sight is to visit the large Kitum Cave at Dawn, and see the procession of elephant as they make their way out of the gloomy caverns and into the morning light.
Take a Ranger or guide to ensure the best viewing opportunities.