Mt Longonot Day Trip: Mt Longonot national park day tour is a full day Longonot hiking trip to the crater rim of this mountain. The Longonot one day hiking trip from Nairobi starts after breakfast and the hike starts at around 8:00am. The Longonot day hike tour is a fun but active adventure for those people that love the outdoors.
The Mt Longonot 1 Day Hiking trip route
Mt Longonot is a strato volcano that is located some 68km north west of Nairobi on the floor of the volcanically active Great Rift Valley. The mountain stands at 2776m above sea level. The Longonot last eruption was in 1860 and it still emits smoke on the southern side of the crater wall. The proximity of this park to Nairobi and its relatively cheaper entrance fees make it a favorite among the day trippers in Nairobi.
The full length of a Mt Longonot hike from gate to around the rim and back is 10km long and it has some very steep sections where you will find yourself on all fours. The mountain is however suitable for moderately fit people and has medium difficulty. You would only need a good pair of sneakers and a hat for the sun and some sunscreen if that’s an issue. Some sunglasses will also save your eyes from the glare. The Mt Longonot day hike includes transport, guide, park entrance fees, pick up and drop off, packed lunch and services of a driver guide.
Mt Longonot National Park Hiking Day Trip Itinerary
7:00am: Depart from Nairobi hotel for Mt Longonot day hike trip.
7:30am: Scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see the mt Suswa and mt Longonot from the escarpment.
8:15am: Arrive at the Mt Longonot national park and start of your hike up the mountain.
10:00am: Continue with your hike up the mountain until you get to the crater rim and go around the Mt Longonot crater.
12:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater rim
1:00pm: Start your descent of the mountain to the Mt Longonot national park gate.
2:30pm: Arrive at the gate and relax before drive back to Nairobi.
5:00pm: Drop off in Nairobi after the mt Longonot national park hike tour.
NB: This Longonot 1 day hike can be combined with a boat ride on lake Naivasha some 20km away.
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