There are so many safaris that you can pick and choose from, or bolt together to form your complete holiday.

1 Day Mt Longonot Trek

Highlights: Altitude trek, scenery, wildlife spotting


Nairobi - Mt Longonot - Nairobi


Depart Nairobi in the morning and head around 60 kilometres north, stopping for views over the Great Rift Valley. Proceed down the escarpment, which is the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, onto the floor of this great gorge and head toward Mount Longonot, just south of Lake Naivasha.

You start the hike from the main gate of the National Park, hiking vertically up the dormant volcano, rising over 630 metres to the rim of the crater at 2776 metres above sea level. The walk is very steep and craggy in parts and a trek encircling the rim and back to the gate is around nine kilometres. This day trek is a good warm up to experience the conditions of a mountain trek and test your stamina for a longer trek, like Mount Kenya or Mount Kilimanjaro.


It is also a great day out for anyone who doesn’t have the time for anything longer than a day trek, but would still like a challenging hike at altitude. 

But best of all, from the rim, there are spectacular views into the crater as well as the surrounding landscape taking in Lake Naivasha, open plains, towns and small villages. The crater floor is carpeted by a forest of trees which is home to all sorts of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, buffalo and hartebeest.

Mount Longonot is a dormant stratavolcano (a tall conical volcano built up from many layers of hardened lava) which is believed to have last erupted during the 1860s. The name Mount Longonot is derived from the Maasai word ‘oloongonot’ which means ‘a mountain of many spurs or steep ridges’. Mount Longonot National Park is only 52 square km, and most of it covered by the mountain.

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 Day Tour290 160 110 85 
 Park Fees30 30 30 30 

* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 1
  • Nights: 0
  • Transport: Trek/walk
  • Code: KS119
  • Included: Transport to/from Nairobi, guide, all entry fees, lunch.
  • Not Included: Personal insurance, visas, items of a personal nature, tips, drinks.
  • Don't Forget: Day pack, sunhat, sunscreen, drinking water, camera, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, walking poles (optional), warm fleece.
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