Mount Longonot, Maai Mahiu

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Centered on a dormant volcano, Mount Longonot protects the peak's unique ecosystem. A marked trail leads visitors through the wilderness area, with many spots providing scenic views across the mountainous landscape. A tour with a professional ranger can enhance your experience, as a guide can take you to sites ideal for spotting buffalos, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Add Mount Longonot and other attractions to your Maai Mahiu trip itinerary using our Maai Mahiu trip planner .
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  • The hike to the rim took around 1 hour. We were a big group of several friends. It was a great hike, but challenging - and we used approximately 5-5 - 6 hours from the entrance and back - including se...  more »
  • A place not to be missed for lovers of exotic hikes. The photos speak for they same. The Park is either matatu stopping Longonot village and walking 3km to the entrance of the Park (not very interesting road) or taxi. From Naivasha, we opted for the taxi, which cost US 1500 KES (who we asked his phone number back us up for the same price). The entrance to the Park costs 26 USD. This really isn't worth taking a guide, the path is very well plotted. We have 1 hour to reach the crater, then 2:30 to make the turn at a rather rapid pace but with breaks, including photos. We went early in the morning, and were completely alone. The sky was clear and we could see off Mount Kenya, the Rift Valley, and of course the Lake Naivasha. Landscapes that we are not ready to forget! It is recommended that
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  • After reading the reviews from other posters, we were a bit hesitant to do the Longonot hike, especially with the price. Let me tell you, this hike is worth every penny. Getting to the top of the rim ...  more »
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  • This is a great day hike for anyone who is visiting Nairobi, but can't take the time off to make it towards Mount Kenya! Hiking this extinct volcano offers the hiker with a moderate level hiking experience up, and around the rim. All of the trails are clearly marked, and no guide is needed. There is a reasonable entry fee that goes towards park conservation. Once you reach the top, the view are superb and you might spot some wildlife roaming at lower elevations in the local park! Highly, highly recommend!
  • Good hike go round to the peak and back in a day. It's a good place to visit for those who are just looking for a climbing experience that's not too tough and once you've reached the top then it's up to you to choose to walk around to the peak. Great fun.
  • Awesome Experience.Do not just stop at crater.Make a round.
  • Serene environment with wildlife and a marvelous hiking trail. There are shops at the base to re-energize yourself after the hike. A worthwhile experience.
  • A good hike to prepare for more intense mountain climbing
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