Offices Kenya Cinema Plaza 5th Floor
One of the shapeliest peaks in all the Rift Valley, Mt Longonot (2776m) and its serrated crater rim offer fabulous views. The dormant volcano rises 1000m above the baking-hot valley floor and was formed 400,000 years ago; it last erupted in the 1860s. The park itself covers only 52 sq km, and was set up to protect the volcano’s ecosystem and little else. The name ‘Longonot’ comes from the Maasai name Olo Nongot, which means ‘Mountain of Many Summits’.
Pick up from Nairobi ( Outside our offices at Kenya Cinema Plaza ) at 6.45 AM and leave for Mt Longonot with a stopover at the view point. Proceed to Mt Longonot National Park gate and after payment of the park entrance fee we start our hike. The first phase will see us ascend to the first point where the crater rim begins. We shall have our first rest here and proceed with our hike round the rim of the crater. enjoy beautiful sceneries of the crater and lake Naivasha en route, It takes about an hour to get to the highest pick (Kilele Ngamia Peak) which is located along the rim. We take some group photos from the summit before proceeding with hike. From this point the hike becomes easy. Its basically descending but around the rim. We should get to the starting point of the rim in 3 - 4 hrs depending on our speed and then descend to the bottom. Our hike is over. We board our van and go for a late lunch then thereafter return to Nairobi.
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- Activities eg hiking
- A professional driver/guide
- Drinking water
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
No extras for this hike