1 Day Mount Longonot National Park hiking

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Conquer a Dormant Volcano: 1 Day Mount Longonot National Park hiking

Are you craving an adrenaline rush and panoramic African vistas? Look no further than a thrilling day hike up Mount Longonot National Park! This dormant volcano offers a challenging yet rewarding adventure for hikers of all levels.

Challenge Yourself, Embrace the Reward

The hike to the rim of Mount Longonot’s crater is a conquerable feat, achievable in roughly 2-4 hours depending on your pace. The initial ascent is a steady climb, rewarding you with breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley with every step. As you reach higher elevations, keep an eye out for zebras, giraffes, and other wildlife grazing on the foothills.

A Landscape Painted by Nature

Reaching the crater rim is a moment of pure triumph. Take in the expansive panorama – a cauldron of volcanic ash dotted with pockets of green vegetation and wispy steam vents. On a clear day, your gaze can sweep across the vastness of the Great Rift Valley, dotted with shimmering lakes and distant mountains.

Crater Exploration (Optional)

For the truly adventurous, a hike around the crater rim offers a more extensive exploration. This path, taking roughly 4 hours to complete, provides unparalleled views from various vantage points. Be sure to pack enough water and snacks for this extended adventure.

Planning Your Hike

Early Start: Embark on your hike early in the morning to avoid the midday heat. Witnessing the sunrise paint the landscape with vibrant hues is an unforgettable experience.

Gear Up: Proper hiking boots, comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water are essential. Trekking poles can also provide valuable support on the ascent.

Guided Tours: Consider booking a guided tour for a more informative and safe experience. Knowledgeable guides can share insights on the park’s geology, history, and wildlife.

Post Hike Relaxation:

After conquering the mountain, unwind at the park with a picnic lunch overlooking the stunning scenery. Alternatively, head to nearby Lake Naivasha for a boat ride and a chance to see hippos, pelicans, and other fascinating creatures.

A Day to Remember

A day trip to Mount Longonot National Park is more than just a hike; it’s a test of your endurance, a connection with nature’s power, and a reward with breathtaking panoramas. So lace up your boots, grab your sense of adventure, and prepare to create an unforgettable Kenyan memory!

1 Day Mount Longonot National Park hiking From Nairobi

ATTRACTIONS Mount Longonot National Park
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Hiking Tour From Nairobi to Mount Longonot National Park Price

INCLUDED Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 16% VAT All Camping Fees.
Finest accommodation offered in tent.
Three meals a day while on Safari.
 Professional English speaking Safari Guide/Driver.
 Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Extensive Game drives.
NOT INCLUDED Personal expense such as communication charges like  phone callsInstructor, guide, driver gratuity


Drinks like sodas,  beer and wines

Day 1: Nairobi – Mount Longonot National Park

Summer break vacations tours and Safari’s driver and Staff will pick up the clients on arrival in the airport or hotel in the morning, a short safari briefing will be conducted then the clients depart Nairobi by road heading through the view point of the great rift valley escarpment, a stopover at the great rift valley escapement for the photo and shopping then continue with the safari to Mount Longonot National park. Longonot National park is a savannah ecosystem that lies about 90km from Nairobi city. The Longonot Park mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776m above sea level. On the sides of the mountain are V-shaped valleys and ridges with little vegetation, however a thick forest occurs within the crater. Major wildlife attractions include buffaloes, elands, bush bucks, common zebra, giraffe, grant gazelles, Thomson gazelles and many other antelopes. Other attractions include the extinct volcano and the crater forest, the great views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley. Mount Longonot National Park covers 52 square kilometers of savannah grassland. The park features the dramatic scenery of the extinct Mount Longonot volcano and protected crater forest. Mount Longonot National park is a major tourist attraction, used primarily for hiking and rock climbing, and to a lesser extent wildlife watching.

After the mountain hiking depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening and the driver guide will drop the clients in their hotel or airport and your safari ends with great memories from Summer break vacations tours and Safaris.


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