Hike to Mt Longonot National Park

Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Mount Longonot

only$ 173

* based on 8 participants

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

6:00 am: Nairobi Great African Rift Valley
Depart Nairobi for Mt Longonot National Park going through the Kikuyu lush green highlands and then on the eastern escarpment of the rift valley system.

6:30 am: Great Rift Valley View Point
You will make a scheduled stop at the viewpoint on the side of the escarpment to enjoy the view of the Rift valley floor from a bird’s 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 hot springs and geysers like the Olkaria geothermal wells and Lake Bogoria geysers. You can actually see the volcanic Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot from this high place with their evergreen craters and the undulating green rift valley floor. The view from here is just amazing. Make sure to take as many photos from here as you can.

7:00 am: Mt Longonot National Park
Drop into the rift valley and arrive at the Mt Longonot national park for your Hike up to the crater. The hike requires medium physical fitness and you will climb through the gulley’s that dot the sides of this mountain. You can make some rest stops at the designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim of the crater and look into the awesome crater below. If you have the strength for it, you can go round the rim of the crater.

12:00 pm: Mt. Longonot –Lake Naivasha
Descend from the Longonot Mountain to the base at the park headquarters. Relax for some while and take on the drive to Lake Naivasha.

1:00 pm: Lunch at Marina Camp
Arrive at Marina camp and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at their restaurant by the lakeside while watching the lakes beauty and the birds flying by.

2:30 pm: Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
Go on an hour boat ride in this wonderful rift valley lake. The boat ride will take you to see the hundreds of birds in this lake including the diving African fish eagle which dives into the water to catch fish without ever missing. You will also go to the hippo pool and see the hippos as they swim and bleat inside the water while opening their mouths to over 180 degrees.

4:00 pm: Lake Naivasha -Nairobi
Depart Lake Naivasha for Nairobi going through the lush Kikuyu highlands and arrive back in Nairobi at 5:30 pm. You will be dropped off at your Nairobi hotel.

Price of the entire trip: 173 $ p.p. with 8 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down.

Terms & Conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund* for every additional traveller joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.

Package is Inclusive of:

  • Entrance fees
  • Private & Professional English speaking guide
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha(1hour)
  • Hotel/Lodge pick-up & Drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport

Package is Exclusive of:

  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)

CHECKLIST



The following list is a general guideline of what to bring on the safari:

  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
  • A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  • A small first aid kit.
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  • A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  • A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.

WATCH OUT


  • On a safari, be prepared for bumpy and dusty roads. These can be irritating to the contact lens wearers. Eye drops and an extra pair of glasses are sensible protection.
  • Pack light. Laundry facilities are available throughout your safari at extra cost. Remember your weight limit on your return from East Africa.
  • Our equatorial sun is strong. Too much can cause dehydration, nausea, dizziness and headaches. We recommend that you wear sunscreens and a hat, as well as a strong pair of dark glasses.
  • DO NOT take photographs of the locals without permission. Never take photographs of the military, policemen in uniform, and the President or Government officials.
  • Always keep your camera loaded and ready for action. You never know when it is going to start