1-Day Hiking Adventure at Mount Longonot Day trip From Nairobi

1-Day Hiking Adventure at Mount Longonot Day trip From Nairobi
Outdoor Activities > 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours > Adventure Tour
$80
Duration: 1 day
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Description

This day trip to Mount Longonot will be available any day of the week. Typifying the stormy volcanic roots of the Great Rift Valley, Longonot Mountain is a fascinating inactive volcano that overlooks the beautiful landscape of Lake Naivasha area in Kenya. Rising to 2700 meters above sea level (and also 750 meters above the nearby landscape), this Mount Longonot hiking trip offers trekkers an interesting and inspiring hike culminating at one of the best and most exciting views of Kenya. Tug on those hiking boots, carry sunscreen and hit the road in exploring one of Kenya’s least visited conservation parks.

Drive from Nairobi along the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The stunning views of Mount Longonot will beckon barely 60 kilometers from Nairobi. See this remarkable colossus dominate the surrounding landscape. The mountain has lava canyons on its steep slopes. There will also be a circular caldera over a kilometer in diameter. The mountain is a dormant volcano said to have last erupted in the mid-1800s and rises about 750 meters above the Great Rift Valley floor and some 2776 meters above sea level. There will be a number of viewpoints on the highway to this mountain which has become a popular stopover for the motorists drawn by the splendor of this outstanding view. The entire mountain is a national park within the jurisdiction of Kenya Wildlife Services.

The park is home to a number of wild game, most of which harbor in the thick forest covering the crater floor. Spotting the animals (wildlife) is not guaranteed. Hiking on this mountain will take approximately 2-hours from the Park Gate to reach the rim of the crater and descend back to the gate. The hike going round the crater rim would mean another 2-hours, thus the total hike will take approximately 4-hours for the round trip. You might want to include a visit to Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride to see hippos before returning to Nairobi. The path up the mountain slope will be pretty steep and can get slippery at some points. Thus, hikers need to be reasonably fit to take part on this hike. The magnificent views from the crater rim itself are however worth every painful step and effort. This hiking day will be of moderate difficulty with steep climbing. The terrain has fine dust with loose gravel in some areas of the hike. You should bring with you comfortable hiking shoes, light clothing, extra drinking water, snacks and a picnic lunch for this Mount Longonot hiking day tour.

This day trip to Mount Longonot will be available any day of the week. Typifying the stormy volcanic roots of the Great Rift Valley, Longonot Mountain is a fascinating inactive volcano that overlooks the beautiful landscape of Lake Naivasha area in Kenya. Rising to 2700 meters above sea level (and also 750 meters above the nearby landscape), this Mount Longonot hiking trip offers trekkers an interesting and inspiring hike culminating at one of the best and most exciting views of Kenya. Tug on those hiking boots, carry sunscreen and hit the road in exploring one of Kenya’s least visited conservation parks.