Mt. Longonot, situated barely 60km from the Nairobi the capital of Kenya, is a suitable day hiking destination. It is a fascinating inactive volcano overlooking lake Naivasha and rises 2700m above sea level and 750m above the nearby landscape. The entire mountain is conserved as a game reserve by the Kenya Wildlife Service. It is a habitat for many wild animals, most of which reside in the thick forest covering the crater floor. Chances of spotting the wildlife are rare.
What to carry
Comfortable hiking shoes
Extra drinking water
Hiking takes about 2 hrs from Gate park to the top of the crater and descend and about 4 hrs round the crater where you will have a magnificent view of the underlying valley.
Mount Longonot Day Hike Trip Group Size
Price per person
1 Person in a Private Tour
2 Persons Private Tour
3 Persons Private Tour
4 Persons Private Tour
5 Persons Private Tour
6 Persons Private Tour
Children Under 3 yrs
Free of Charge
Children Between 3 – 12 yrs
75% of Adult Rate
Children Above 12 yrs and below 18 yrs
Mt Longonot National Park Hiking Tour Price Includes:
Transportation in a comfortable safari car
Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
Mt Longonot National Park Hiking Tour Does Not include:
Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities
Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
Boat riding charges (charged per hour)
What to expect on the day of the trip
Our driver/tour guide will pick you up at 600 hrs from your Nairobi hotel and we head out of the city toward the Great Rift Valley. We drive through the kikuyu highlands where we are likely to see tea plantations before we get to the view of the eastern cliff of the valley. There are several stop-overs along the way, where we can stop and have a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley floor and the escarpment. The valley which was formed about 5 million years ago stretches through Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia as it inches its way to the red sea.
We will then head to Lake Naivasha where we will have a picnic lunch and enjoy boat riding at Fisherman’s camp along the lake. The trip ends at about 600 hrs with a drop off at your Nairobi hotel or a place of your choice within Nairobi city.