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Mount Longonot, Kenya

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#12 of 59 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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  • 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 »
  • Staying on lake Naivasha for a week I decided to hike Mt Longonot. The ascent is steep but quick. The trail around the rim is exhausting and takes longer than you may expect. The trail was quite erode...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A great place to explore nature. If you love hiking, this is the place to be. The joy fulfilled once you reach the top and can't imagine your journey downhill.
  • Nice but very crowded. Plastic bags and bottles everywhere. Challenging climb with amazing views!
  • Takes on average 4 hrs 30min to go up the mountain and trek the entire crater rim and back down including several 5minute stops. Reaching the summit (Kilele Ngamia) can be daunting but is doable.
  • Nairobi-Naivasha (200shs), Naivasha-Longonot (20shs), Longonot-Mountain gate (100shs motorcycle). Took an hour 10 mins to get to the top of the Mountain. This is where the real fun starts! 7.2km walk around the crater will test your endurance. Completed the whole trek in 3 and half hours with 2 mins water break rests.
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