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Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
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  • 11 hr

This private 9-hours hiking trip to Mt Longonot National Park, located around 45 miles (73 km) from Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, has the best sightseeing opportunities and one can look inside the mountain crater. The Mount Longonot national park is a popular park for hiking and mountain climbing that takes less than 3-4 hours to climb up and down. There is a lot of wildlife to see as you hike and the eye catching view of the rift valley escarpments.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Lake Naivasha, Naivasha Road Nakuru County Kenya

Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha

Go on an hour  boat ride in this wonderful rift valley lake. The boat ride will take you to see the hundreds of birds in this lake including the diving African fish eagle which dives in the water to catch fish without ever missing. You will also go to the hippo pool and see the hippos as they swim and bleat inside the water while opening their mouths to over 180 degrees.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Mount Longonot National Park, Naivasha road, Maai Mahiu 00200 Kenya

Drop into the rift valley and arrive at the Mt Longonot national park for your Hike up to the crater. The hike requires medium physical fitness and you will climb through the gulleys that dot the sides of this mountain.  You can make some rest stops at the designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim of the crater and look into the awesome crater below. If you have the strength for it, you can go round the rim of the crater.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Great Rift Valley View Point

You will make a scheduled stop at the view point on the side of the escarpment to enjoy the view of the Rift valley floor from a birds eye view. The rift valley system was formed 5 million years ago and the rift runs from the red sea through Ethiopia and Kenya and Tanzania. The rift valley is an active volcanic area and has some of the most interesting features including more than 8 lakes, dormant and active volcanic mountains and hotsprings and geysers 

You can actually see the volcanic Mt Suswa from this high place with their evergreen craters and the undulating green rift valley floor. The view from here is just amazing. Make sure to take as many photos from here as you can.

Duration: 1 hour