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Embark on an exhilarating adventure with a Mount Longonot National Park hike, where nature’s grandeur awaits at every turn. This iconic trekking destination, nestled within Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, offers a thrilling ascent to the summit of Mount Longonot, a dormant volcano boasting a spectacular crater. Traverse rugged trails and rocky terrain as you make your way towards the crater rim, rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Encounter diverse flora and fauna along the way, from acacias to:

  • Buffaloes,
  • Antelopes
  • Bushbucks
  • Common Zebra

And many more, creating memorable encounters amidst the pristine wilderness. With varying levels of difficulty, the Mount Longonot hike caters to both novice and experienced trekkers, promising an unforgettable outdoor experience. Plan your expedition today and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of one of Kenya’s most iconic national parks.

Itinerary

Nairobi - Mount Longonot

At 07:00 am we shall Commence your journey from Nairobi, traversing the verdant Kikuyu highlands towards the eastern escarpment of the majestic Great African Rift Valley.

At around 07:30 am we shall stop for scheduled stopover, at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint, offering a breathtaking panorama of the ancient geological marvel. Witness the splendor of the Rift valley floor from a vantage point, with its rich history dating back 5 million years, stretching from the Red Sea through Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Marvel at the active volcanic terrain, boasting an array of captivating features, including picturesque lakes, dormant and active volcanoes, and natural geothermal wonders like Olkaria geothermal wells and Lake Bogoria geysers. Capture the awe-inspiring sight of volcanic peaks like Mt. Suswa and Mt. Longonot, adorned with lush greenery against the backdrop of the undulating rift valley floor.

At about 08:30 am we shall arrive at Mount Longonot and Embark on an exhilarating hike within the confines of Mt. Longonot National Park, ascending towards the crater rim. Navigate through the rugged gullies, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of this geological masterpiece. The trek, suitable for individuals with moderate physical fitness, offers designated resting points along the route. Upon reaching the crater rim, behold the mesmerizing sight of the expansive crater below. For the adventurous souls, circumnavigate the rim for a truly immersive experience.

We shall Descend at around 12:30 pm from the heights of Mt. Longonot, regrouping at the park headquarters before embarking on a scenic drive to the serene shores of Lake Naivasha, where we shall Indulge in a delectable lunch at the Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp’s lakeside restaurant, relishing mouthwatering cuisine amidst the tranquil beauty of the lake and its avian inhabitants.

After lunch we shall proceed on an immersive boat ride across the pristine waters of Lake Naivasha, encountering a myriad of avian species, including the iconic African fish eagle, showcasing its remarkable fishing prowess. Navigate to the hippo pool, witnessing these majestic creatures as they frolic and bask in their aquatic habitat.

Bid farewell to the tranquility of Lake Naivasha at around 04:30 pm as you embark on the return journey to Nairobi, traversing the picturesque landscapes of the Kikuyu highlands. Arrive back in Nairobi at 6:00 pm, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, concluding a day filled with unforgettable adventures amidst the natural wonders of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.

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Prices and Seasons

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2024

USD 295 per person

USD 215 per person

USD 155 per person

USD 135 per person

Jul 1, 2024 - Feb 28, 2025

USD 305 per person

USD 225 per person

USD 165 per person

USD 145 per person

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2025

USD 295 per person

USD 215 per person

USD 155 per person

USD 135 per person

Jul 1, 2025 - Feb 28, 2026

USD 305 per person

USD 225 per person

USD 165 per person

USD 145 per person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. Children below 3 years are free of Charge, children between 3 and 12 years will pay 75% of the adult rate.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What's Included


  • All transfers
  • Lunch and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Hiking to the top of Mount Longonot
  • Transport in a private Safari Vehicle
  • English speaking tour leader
  • All applicable government taxes and levies
  • Personalized private service

What's Not Included


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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