Climb Mount Longonot in Kenya with Tranquil Kilimanjaro, a remarkable dormant volcano that overlooks the magnificent scenery of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha region, typifying the turbulent volcanic origins of the Great Rift Valley bottom.
Climbing Longonot, which rises to 2776 meters above sea level (and 750 meters above the surrounding terrain), provides hikers with an intriguing and inspirational day trip that culminates in one of Kenya’s greatest and most spectacular vistas! Longonot trek day trip is one of Kenya’s most popular activities, especially for the daring tourist.
Put on your hiking boots, bring some sunscreen, and head out to one of Kenya’s least frequented conservation parks to explore this volcanic mountain (reach the rim) when trekking Mt Longonot Kenya, which may involve a boat trip on Lake Naivasha.
Kenya’s national parks and reserves are wildlife-protected regions. Kenya is home to 54 national parks and reserves, as well as several private conservancies and sanctuaries. Kenya’s national parks are well-known for the classic Kenya safari, which is well-known across the world. It’s no surprise that Kenya is a favorite safari destination for international visitors.
The Kenya Wildlife Service manages Mt Longonot Park, which is a hiker’s dream.
The beautiful vista of Mt Longonot, only 60 kilometers out of Nairobi, calls you to the left as you drive up the upper escarpment route to Naivasha. With lava canyons on its steep slopes and a circular crater almost a kilometer in circumference, this giant dominates the surrounding terrain. It is a dormant volcano that last erupted in the mid-nineteenth century and stands 750 meters above the Great Rift Valley’s bottom and 2776 meters above sea level. A number of highway views have become popular rest stops for travelers enticed by the beauty of this spectacular vista.
It is home to a variety of wild creatures, the majority of which reside in the dense forest that covers the crater floor. It’s not a given that you’ll see them.
What to pack for a Mt Longonot hike
For this Longonot day trip, you should pack good hiking shoes, light clothing, drinking water, snacks, and a picnic lunch. This day walk may be combined with a safari in Kenya.
Drinking water, hiking shoes, light clothing, food, and a pair of trekking poles are all recommended for this Longonot walk day excursion.
How to Get There
Take Naivasha matatus (Taxis) from Nyamakima location off River Road if traveling by public transport from Nairobi. Take a matatu to Mai Mahiu and alight at Longonot Station once you get in Naivasha town. To the right, about 4 kilometers, lies the Longonot National Park Gate. From here, you may take a boda boda (motorbike taxi) to the Park Gate.
If you’re driving, the lower escarpment road to Naivasha, which is frequently used by trucks, is the quickest route. This route leads past the ancient Catholic Church, which is said to be Kenya’s smallest church, and was erected by Italian POWs during WWII. Before arriving at Longonot Station, you will pass through Mai Mahiu town.
Turn left immediately before the railway bridge in Longonot Centre and follow the marked dirt route parallel to the railway all the way to the Park Gate, which is about 4 kilometers from the turnoff.
Longonot activities include:
- Game viewing
- Rock climbing
- Panoramic views of Lake Naivasha