Views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley from the top of Mt. Longonot
Located in Naivasha about 90 Km from Nairobi city center is Mt Longonot National Park. It is the home of the famous dormant volcano mountain Mt. Longonot. The mountain rises up to 2, 780 m above sea level. On the sides of the mountain are V-shaped valleys and ridges with little vegetation while the crater comprises a relatively thick forest.
Major attractions during this day tour will include Thompson Gazelle, birds, an extinct volcano, crater forest, views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
Our activities will include hiking through the ridge and around the crater rim formed after the volcano.
After picking you up at your hotel in Nairobi or Meeting up outside Hilton Hotel, Nairobi around 07:00 am, we will head to Mt. Longonot National Park.
Along the way to the park we will enjoy the great view of the Rift Valley and Nature. On arrival at the main gate of Mt. Longonot, we will stretch out and then begin the hike aiming for the summit and back which will take about 4 hours.
After the hike we will head back to Nairobi, have a late lunch and drop you off at your hotel.
- Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes/boots.
- Carry energy bars, drinks, and packed lunch.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Nairobi hotel or Outside Hilton Hotel Nairobi.
End location: At your Nairobi hotel or Outside Hilton Hotel Nairobi.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
The actual hike from the gate to the summit and back to the gate will take about 4:15 hours.
We will travel to and from the Park in a hired van.
( A new Toyota Noah van, clean, air-conditioned, capable of carrying up to 6 guests and well equipped with safety features like safety belts, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher.).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
7000 Kenya Shillings - Food, Snacks, and drinks
Park Entrance fee
Shopping of gifts
There are limitations to guiding inside some places but that can be resolved. (For instance, a tour inside the informal settlements requires that a resident of the settlement accompany you. In this case, we would need someone from the community).