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Mount Longonot Day Trip Hike Overview

Explore the dormant stratovolcano, Mount Longonot, situated approximately 68km from Nairobi. Rising to an elevation of 2780m above sea level, this majestic mountain features a broad crater adorned with small green trees and sporadic steam vents along the crater wall. Enclosed within a park of the same name, Mount Longonot is a popular destination for a one-day hike, thanks to its proximity to Nairobi and affordable park entrance fees.

Hiking Details: The hike on Mount Longonot typically spans between 3 to 5 hours, contingent on individual pace and fitness levels. The ascent from the gate to the crater rim covers a distance of 3.1km, characterized by a swift elevation gain, resulting in a challenging climb. Adventurers can opt to circumnavigate the crater rim, extending the hike to a total distance of 7.2km. The trail, marked by some rest points, narrows considerably, particularly along the crater rim.

The comprehensive length of the entire hike, including the ascent, the circuit around the crater rim, and the descent, totals 10.3km. The path winds through narrow passages and treacherously steep inclines, offering both adventure and stunning panoramic views.

Mount Longonot Day Trip Hike Itinerary

  • 7:00am: Depart from Nairobi for Mount Longonot National Park.
  • 8:30am: Commence the hike up the mountain, embracing the challenge and the scenic beauty.
  • 10:30am: Reach the summit of Mount Longonot, allowing time to circumnavigate the crater and absorb the breathtaking surroundings.
  • 12:30pm: Descend to the base of the mountain and proceed to Lake Naivasha.
  • 1:00pm: Enjoy a lunch at the Fisherman Camp, savoring a delicious meal amidst the picturesque setting.
  • 2:00pm: Opt for an optional boat ride on Lake Naivasha, adding a touch of relaxation to your adventurous day.
  • 3:30pm: Depart for Nairobi, reflecting on the day’s experiences.
  • 5:30pm: Conclude the day with a drop-off in town or at your hotel, marking the end of the Mount Longonot National Park Tour.

What's Included

The rates include:

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Other: -Drinking water

The rates exclude:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
  • Other: -Entry fees where applicable

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