Mt Longonot Hike

1 Day

Mt Longonot is situated 90km from Nairobi city in the Great Rift Valley, draws adventurers for its renowned hiking and mountain climbing opportunities, typically requiring less than 3-4 hours for the round trip.

Embarking from Nairobi via Waiyaki Way, travelers traverse the lush highlands of Kikuyu, pausing at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for panoramic views of the Rift Valley system, which formed 5 million years ago and spans from the Red Sea through Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.

This geologically active region affords vistas of Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot from the viewpoint. Upon arrival at Mt Longonot National Park, hikers tackle the moderately challenging Mt Longonot Hike, navigating through gullies on the mountain’s slopes. Rest stops punctuate the route, culminating at the crater rim, providing captivating views of the crater below.

Following the descent from Mt Longonot, visitors relax and savor lunch at the park headquarters before proceeding to Lake Naivasha. Here, an hour-long boat ride unfolds, offering glimpses of diverse bird species, including the diving African fish eagle, and the mesmerizing sight of hippos swimming with mouths agape.

Conclusively, visitors return to Nairobi, having experienced a gratifying adventure facilitated by Saldoma Tours.Contact us for more

Mt longonot Hike (DAY TRIP)

Package prices

Adults 2500


Package Prices

Adults 2500

Till no 4164498


Departure from Nairobi:

Time: 6:00 AM
Route: Via Waiyaki Way through Kikuyu highlands.
Great Rift Valley Viewpoint:

Time: 7:00 AM
Activity: Scenic stop for views of the Rift Valley, Mt Suswa, and Mt Longonot.
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Arrival at Mt Longonot National Park:

Time: 8:30 AM
Activity: Prepare for the hike.
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Hike Up Mt Longonot:

Start: 9:00 AM
Activity: Hike to the crater rim with rest stops.
Duration: 2-3 hours to the rim
Crater Rim View:

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Activity: Enjoy the crater view, optional hike around the rim.
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Descend to Park Headquarters:

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Activity: Descend and relax.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Lunch Break:

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Activity: Have lunch at the base.
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Visit Lake Naivasha:

Departure: 2:30 PM
Activity: Drive to Lake Naivasha.
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Boat Ride on Lake Naivasha:

Time: 3:00 PM
Activity: 1-hour boat ride, see birds and hippos.
Duration: 1 hour
Return to Nairobi:

Departure: 4:30 PM
Activity: Drive back to Nairobi.
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Arrival in Nairobi:

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wear comfortable hiking shoes.
Carry enough water and snacks.
Bring sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, and a camera

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Mt Longonot Hike
From KSh2,500
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