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Mount Longonot, Kenya

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#11 of 58 in Nature in Kenya
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 Naivasha trip itinerary using our Naivasha trip planner .
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  • The hike to the rim took around 1 hour. We were a big group of several families with kids ranging form age 7 -15 years. It was a great hike, but challenging - and some of the part is rather challengin...  more »
  • Definitely worth the visit but be prepared for some hard work. It's very a challenging hike but adrenaline packed so you definitely enjoy it Tips to not 1.Carry sunglasses and hats as it gets really d...  more »
  • I hiked up Mt Longonot one morning in early July '17. We left Nairobi very early (around 6.45) so that I could start the hike before it got too hot. I started the hike around 8.30 and got to the top i...  more »
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  • I have been there thrice. Quite an experience. Much satisfying when you complete the more than 13 Km hike. Such an activity can only be enjoyed as a group of 'unfit' friends. Hahaha.
  • i had a lot of good time when i went to hike in this mountain. beautiful view from the peak kilele ngamia
  • Great place to go hiking. For the adventurous you can go round the crater. It takes an hour to hike to the top and about 1.5-2hrs to go round the crater.
  • Just passing by Mai Mahiu Road - Naivasha. ..
  • Fantastic hiking and experience. Recommended to go early in the morning so avoid the sunniest hours and to carry on water and avoid the crowd at noon during weekends. The first part is easy just steeply 30 degrees at the end. The second part quite easy because is flat and the last part the hardest and steeply 30 to 40 degrees. The view from the top is amazing and can easily observe Lake Navaisha.

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Accommodation options in Naivasha line its scenic lakeside, perched on shore or situated nearby and offering views of the still waters. Campgrounds can be a good choice for a budget-friendly stay, with many sites providing private cottages and "bandas," small wooden huts. Mid-range and upscale resorts in Naivasha boast outdoor pools, verdant garden settings, and on-site restaurants.
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