The name Longonot is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot meaning mountains of many spurs or steep ridges. Longonot park covers 52 square km most of it being occupied by Mt. Longonot – a young volcano rising to 2,776 metres above sea level. The sides of the mountain have beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges.
The stony soils have little vegetation but the crater has an impenetrable forest. Due to the nature of the terrain Mount Longonot has no roads and visitors hike to the top and rim of the crater.
Mount Longonot – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering Mount Longonot Climbing- Hiking Mt Longonot Trekking – This adventure Hiking offers you a day out outside Nairobi where you enjoy the walk, hike,view of great rift valley, wildlife, birds and Lunch at the sea lake of Naivasha. The Climb to longonot is a Daily Excursion from any Hotel, Guest House or House in Nairobi
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hilton hotel area|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
This is the best hiking trip for those who may want to carry with them red cells to face bigger mountains like Mount Kenya or Mt Kilimanjaro!!!
One Day Hike: Mount Longono
Pick up 7am
Start the Hike 9.00am to 1.30pm
Enjoy back leisure back by 4-5pm
Includes:- park fees and Transport from Nairobi to Mt Longonot and return to Nairobi
Excludes:- Lunch and trekking guide
One day Mt Longonot Trek
Walks are through a National Park containing herds of Zebras, Kongoni, Giraffe and warthogs. The variety of bird life should not be missed. The full day hikes are past towering vulture – inhabited cliffs, down a dry riverbed to the boiling sulphurous springs, hike up Mt. Longonot to the crater arriving in Nairobi by late afternoon.
Depart Nairobi city driving westwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley to view the Loita plains and the sparkling Lake Naivasha in the thousands of feet below. Proceed to Lake Naivasha (the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley).
The lake is famous for the staging of Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London in the 1930’s.
Optional boat ride at the Crescent Island is available at the lake. Bird watching and plant study by the lakeside will be compelling. Mt. Longonot is one of the volcanic mountains of the Great Rift Valley of geological importance. The tour returns to Nairobi in the evening.