Hiking in Mt. Longonot Trip Description

If you’re up for a wild and fun day of outdoor adventure, why not take a trip to Mount Longonot? Just an hour’s drive away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi lies this majestic stratovolcano in the Great Rift Valley. With its striking lava canyons and impressive one-kilometer wide caldera, it’ll provide you with plenty of stunning views during your hike! Not only that, but due to its national park status there are lots of chances to spot wildlife along the way – think giraffes, warthogs, zebras, antelopes and more!

The journey itself is quite something too: winding roads through lush valleys will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world entirely. And as if the natural beauties weren’t enough already, there are several view points on the escarpment where you can get out of your car for a few moments just to admire what nature has provided us with. So don’t be intimidated by Mount Longonot’s intimidating height – it has so much waiting for those brave enough to explore it!

 

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

DAYLOCATIONACCOMMODATIONACTIVITIES
1MT. LONGONOTN/AHIKING

BIRD-WATCHING

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Boat Ride
  • Crescent island walking asafari

 

G.D Means Game Drive

N/A Means Not Applicable

Hiking in Mt. Longonot Trip Itinerary

Early morning departure from Nairobi city driving westwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley to view the Loita plains and the sparkling Lake Naivasha in the thousands of feet below. Some people use Mt Longonot hike as a preparation to hiking the more difficult mountains like Mt Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya.

Mt. Longonot is one of the volcanic mountains of the Great Rift Valley of geological importance.  A hike on this mountain takes about 2 hours from the park gate to the rim of the crater and back. For those going round the crater, the hikes about 4 hours for the round trip. The path up the slope is pretty steep and slippery at some points, so you might need to be reasonably fit for the hike to mount longonot.

Itinerary

0700 hrs: Pick up from location/location within Nairobi.
0800 hrs: Arrive Mount Longonot Park Gate – Briefing
0830 hrs: Begin the hike to crater rim
0830 hrs – 1230 hrs: Hiking on Mt Longonot – Descend
1430 hours Return to Nairobi with lunch en route

Safari Cost Include the following:

  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water for use during trip
  • Transport to and from Mt. Longonot
  • Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
  • Lunch

Safari cost Does not Include the following:

  • Masai village visit
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other expenses not noted on the “Safari includes” list
  • Boat Rides
  • Crescent Island Walking Safari
Hiking in Mt. Longonot

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