1 Day Mount Longonot Hiking safari

1 Day Mount Longonot Hike

Overview Hike Mount Longonot on a full-day excursion from Nairobi and earn sweeping views across Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley from the trail to the crater. With the chance to see wildlife in Mount Longonot National Park, home to giraffe, impalas, buffalos, and gazelle, this hiking trip gets you out of the city and into Kenya’s spectacular mountains without the long drive times required to reach many wilderness destinations. Early morning departure takes advantage of cooler morning hours Stay hydrated on the hike with provided bottled water Option to hike around the crater before descending Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi hotels

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Situated on the floor of the world-famous Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot is a dormant volcano that last erupted in the 1800s. Located just 90km from Nairobi, it is the perfect location for an adventurous day trip out of the Kenyan capital.


1 Day Mount Longonot Hike

Hiking the top of the Great Rift Valley Mt Longonot gives you the chance to experience the freedom and awesome wilderness of East Africa.

Mt Longonot is about 2780m (9100ft) above sea level with a tree-filled interior and a lonesome steam vent to the northeast. A climb to Mount Longonot is an ideal day trip from Nairobi, Nakuru or from Naivasha.

Mount Longonot is a dormant stratavolcano (a tall conical volcano built up from many layers of hardened lava) which is believed to have last erupted during the 1860s. The name Mount Longonot is derived from the Masai word Longonot which means a mountain of many spurs or steep ridges.

Mount Longonot National Park is only 52 square km, and most of it covered by the mountain.

Safari Highlights:

  • Enjoy the view of the Great Rift valley
  • Enjoy a thrilling mountaineering adventure in Kenya.
  • View the wide crater at the top with small green trees and volcanic spaced steam
  • Bird watching


Mount Longonot Day Trip Hike

Mt Longonot is a dormant stratovolcano mountain located some 68km from Nairobi. The mount Longonot height is 2780m above sea level and it has a wide crater at the top with small green trees and volcanic spaced steam vents along the crater wall. The mountain is located inside of a park bearing the same name. Mt Longonot 1 day hike is very popular due to its short distance from Nairobi city and the lower park entrance fees.

The hike on mt Longonot takes between 3-5 hours depending on pace and fitness. The hike from gate to the crater rim is 3.1km in length but the height gain is rapid and this makes for a stiff climb. One can also decide to circumnavigate the crater rim which is a distance of 7.2km. The hiking trail is provided with some rest points but its narrow especially on the crater rim.

The total length of the hike up, around the crater rim and back is 10.3km through some narrow paths and treacherously steep inclines.

Mount Longonot Day Trip Hike itinerary

7:00am: Leave Nairobi for mt Longonot national park

8:30am: Start the hike up the mountain

10:30am: Reach the Mt Longonot crater rim and go around the crater.

12:30pm: Descend to the base and depart for lake Naivasha.

1:00pm: Enjoy a lunch at the fisherman camp

2:00pm: Optional boat ride in the lake Naivasha

3:30pm: Depart for Nairobi

5:30pmDrop off in town or hotel. End of Mt Longonot national park Tour.

Things Included

 Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.

 Transportation as per itinerary.

 Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.

 Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.

 Services literate English driver/guide.

 National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.

 Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request

 Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Things Excluded

 Visas and related costs.

 Personal Taxes.

 Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.

 International flights.

 Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.

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1 Day Mount Longonot Hiking safari