Longonot Day Tour Hike Climb Mt Longonot Day Trip-Mt
Longonot Day Tour Trek-Hiking day tour in Nairobi Kenya
to mt Longonot
Mt Longonot Hiking Day Tour Safari from Nairobi Town
Mt Longonot day tour safari is a one day trip to Mt
Longonot park located only 60km from Nairobi. Mt Longonot
Day Tour day tour is one of the favorite places to go
for hiking or mountain climbing from Nairobi city. Longonot
park day trip is available any day and it ends up in
Lake Naivasha for a lake tour. Longonot national park
day safari departs Nairobi by 6am in the morning to
complete the climb when its still cool in the day.
Mt Longonot Day Tour Hike- Day Tour Safari
(Mt Longonot day tour Park is located 60km from Nairobi
city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Mt Longonot
is a popular park for hiking and mountain climbing that
takes less than 5hrs to climb up and down. It is one
of the best adventure day trips from Nairobi. Longonot
national park is easy to get to and has the best sightseeing
opportunities and one can look inside the mountain crater.)
Longonot national park is located 60km on the lower
escarpment Nairobi Naivasha road. There is a
sign post by the road and you will be able to get there
in an hour from Nairobi. Longonot mountain and park
charges are Usd 25 for an adult nonresident and Kshs
300 for Kenyan resident. This is a park that you can
go to visit on your own by self drive and all you need
is a Mt Longonot Day Tourmap and location.
Longonot is a dormant volcanic mountain said to have
last erupted in 1860. The mountain was formed 21,000
years ago through volcanic eruptions and stands at 2886m
asl. The mountain has hot geysers by the ridges on the
sides that spews water upwards. There is also evidence
of passive smoke emissions from the crater floor. The
crater is full of a forest of short trees and climbers
are able to climb down into the crater. You can see
some animals as you climb the lower sections including
buffalo, leopards, gazelles and others.
trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim,
and continues in a loop encircling the crater. The whole
tour is only about 89 km long but very steep,
so that the round trip of park gate - Longonot Peak
- park gate takes around 3 to 4 hrs hiking. The gate
is around 2150 m asl and the peak at 2886 m asl but
following the jagged rim involves substantially more
than the 630 m vertical difference.
Longonot Day Hike and Day trip Program
6:00am:- Nairobi- Great African Rift Valley
Depart Nairobi for Mt Longonot Day Tourgoing through
the Kikuyu lush green highlands and then on the eastern
escarpment of the rift valley system.
6:30am: - Great Rift Valley View Point
You will make a scheduled stop at the view point on
the side of the escarpment to enjoy the view of the
Rift valley floor from a birds eye view. The rift valley
system was formed 5 million years ago and the rift runs
from the red sea through Ethiopia and Kenya and Tanzania.
The rift valley is an active volcanic area and has some
of the most interesting features including more than
8 lakes, dormant and active volcanic mountains and hotsprings
and geysers like the Olkaria geothermal wells and Lake
You can actually see the volcanic Mt Suswa and Mt longonot
from this high place with their evergreen craters and
the undulating green rift valley floor. The view from
here is just amazing. Make sure to take as many photos
from here as you can.
7:00am: - Mt Longonot
into the rift valley and arrive at the Mt Longonot Day
Tourfor your Hike up to the crater. The hike requires
medium physical fitness and you will climb through the
gulleys that dot the sides of this mountain. You will
have a guide and you can make some rest stops at the
designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim
of the crater and look into the awesome crater below.
If you have the strength for it, you can go round the
rim of the crater.
- Longonot Lake Naivasha
Descend from the Longonot mountain for the base at the
park headquarters. Relax for some while and take on
the drive to Lake Naivasha.
- Lunch at Cray Fish Camp
at crayfish camp and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at their
restaurant by the lakeside while watching the lakes
beauty and the birds flying by. You can take a dip in
their swimming pool after lunch to wash away the dust
from the longonot hike.
- Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
on a boat ride in this wonderful rift valley lake. The
boat ride will take you to see the hundreds of birds
in this lake including the diving African fish eagle
which dives in the water to catch fish without ever
missing. You will also go to the hippo pool and see
the hippos as they swim and bleat inside the water while
opening their mouths to over 180 degrees. You will also
have a small nature walk on the shores of the lake while
a guide explains to you the fauna and flora of the lake
and its interesting history.
5:00pm: - Lake Naivasha -Nairobi
Lake Naivasha for Nairobi going through the lush kikuyu
highlands and arrive back in Nairobi at 5:30pm. You
will be dropped off at your Nairobi hotel for dinner
to Bring to a Mt Longonot Day Trip: Make sure to carry
these items on your one day safari to mt Longonot including
water bottle, rain pack, light wool sweater, and a pack
for a camera and other gear that you may need.