1 Day Mt Longonot Hiking Trip

July 20, 2018
Short Kenya Safaris

Mount Longonot is 60 kilometres northwest of Nairobi. It is a stratovolcano thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. It rises to a height of 2,776 m,  Mount Longonot has a forest of small trees that covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, notably zebra, giraffe, buffaloes and elands.

Mt Longonot  Hiking

The mountain can be navigated in two ways: A straight ascend to the top and back down or reaching the top and circumnavigating the crater rim. The crater has a circumference of 7.2Km the walking trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim, and continues in a loop encircling the crater. The hiking is about 8–9 km long but very steep, which takes around 3 to 4 hrs.

Trip itinerary

  • 07:15am: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or JKIA airport for the Mt Longonot hike.
  • 07:30am: Depart for Mount Longonot, expected to arrive at 08:30am, start Hiking, Bird watching & site seeing.
  • 1:00pm: We will  take  our picnic Lunch  as  we  photograph  and  start  descending  as we  enjoy  game watching, bird watching & site seeing
  • 4:00pm: Leave for Nairobi expected  to arrive  at  National Museums of Kenya  at 5:30 pm

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