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Mt Longonot

January 27 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley like a monolith is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. 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, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe, and Grant’s gazelles. A day hike to the dormant volcano Mt. Longonot is a perfect way to begin your journey in conquering mountains.

Feature image courtesy of Mogaka Osinde

Highlights  

  • Mt Longonot
  • Crater
  • SelPanoramic views
  • Select wildlife

Itinerary

0515h: Board the bus outside Bata at Hilton, opposite Kencom

0530h: Departure Time (pick-up along Waiyaki Way available with prior arrangement)

Route: Nrbi – Maimahiu – Longonot

0800h: Register at the park gate

0830h: Start the hike

1500h: Complete hike 

1530h: Depart for Nairobi

0600h: Arrival at Nairobi

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead and back
  • Park fees for Citizens & Residents
  • Achievement badge

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Park entry fee for non-residents (usd 23)

About this activity

Difficulty: Moderate – Challenging 

Duration: 7 hours

Distance: 14km

Maximum altitude: 2776m

Terrain: Very Steep

Trailhead: Mt Longonot Gate

Trail Type: Out and Back

What to Wear/Bring 

Upper body:

• Head: Fleece Marvin/ hat
• Hiking buff/ scarf
• Sports bra 
• Thermal T-shirt (polyester)
• Fleece jacket
• Down jacket
• Shell jacket
• Raincoat/poncho
• Water-resistant Gloves

Lower body:

•Thermal sleeves
•Hiking pants/Summit pants with fleece/Waterproof pants.
•Cotton socks (+ an extra pair or two in your backpack)
•Waterproof hiking boots
•Gaiters

Backpack:

• 3Ltrs water (bring a reusable bottle or a hydration pack)
• Snacks: fruit salad, energy drink, warm beverage, biscuits, sandwich, trail mix (nuts), etc.
• Personal items (ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, facemask, phone, camera, Lighter, Pocket Knife, and First-aid Kit)
• Trekking pole
• Headlamp
•Change of clothes and shoes in case you get wet or muddy.
•Sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection

Where Do We Meet?

For group travel, we will meet up Outside Bata Shop, Hilton(opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point.

This trip is self-drive-friendly and has safe parking. Mt Longonot National Park – Pin Location

Our Safety Pledge

Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides, and well-known local guides who are well versed with the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a First-aid Kit and have an emergency contact. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.

Our Safety Pledge

Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides and well-known local guides who are well versed in the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a first-aid kit and have emergency contacts. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.

Know before you go

  • The guide’s contact information is available at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch with any queries regarding this hike.
  • Kindly note that we do not do pickups along the way.
  • The trail is NOT suitable for kids or beginner hikers.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

Cancellation Policy
Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded either.

 

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Details

Date:
January 27
Time:
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Longonot

Organizer

Spontaneous Shee
Phone:
+254 746848297

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