Mount Longonot, Maai Mahiu

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#7 of 17 in Nature in Rift Valley Province
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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  • Registration and payment were a bit on the chaotic side. Some parts of the mountain are quite steep and will challenge you on your way up and especially as you try to get down. If you choose not to wa...  more »
  • A nice place to camp.formal college and university mate can engage here.camping sites located 2146-21250 meters above see level.environment and the feeling at night during bourn fire and barbecues are...  more »
  • the national park is located few km from Nairobi town the closest place to enjoy the view far from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Nairobi.the view at the mountain is amazing and the entrance ...  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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