Mt Longonot Hiking Day Tour

Mt Longonot Hiking Day Tour

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Experience of Mount Longonot Trekking

About Mt Longonot Hiking Day Tour

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa.

It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong'ot, meaning "mountains of many spurs" or "steep ridges". Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley like a monolith is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. A unique feature is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles. Typifing the stormy volcanic roots of the Great Valley, Mount Longonot Mountain is a fascinating inactive volcano that overlooks the beautiful landscape of Lake Navisha area in Kenya.


  • 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 National Park is located 90km from Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The mt Longonot national park is a popular park for hiking and mountain climbing that takes less than 3-4hrs to climb/hike 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. 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 Bogoria geysers.


  • Professional English Speaking Safari Guide/Driver.

  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.

  • Transport in a safari van with open top

  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees

  • All meals included while on safari

  • Pre–tour itinerary document

  • Extensive Game drives


  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.

  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.

  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Laundry services.

  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary.

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