Mount Longonot Full-Day Hiking and Trekking Trip from Nairobi - in Nairobi - LikeALocal Guide

Mount Longonot Full-Day Hiking and Trekking Trip from Nairobi


100 USD

Climb to the top of stunning Mount Longonot on this moderately strenuous day hike. Small-group tours include hands-on attention from your guide and comfortable, round-trip transfers with hotel pickup. Circle the panoramic volcano at your own pace, with sweeping views of the National Park.

Duration: 8 hours
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  • English


  • A moderate, small-group day hike to the top of Mount Longonot from Nairobi
  • No rush: you can pace yourself as you make your way to the top, accompanied by your guide
  • Conquer the top of Mount Longonot
  • Book a boat trip at an additional cost to glide along Lake Naivasha, home to local hippos

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

Mount Longonot Day Trip hiking Safari departs daily from Nairobi after breakfast and the drive takes approximately an hour. You start the assent at 6000 feet. Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you in to a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak.

This gives you a chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the most awesome. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your journey. You will have started early to avoid the heat of the Sun but by the time you reach the end of the second section you would have generated your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike but is achievable by people of average fitness. Our guide will accompany you to the top.

As you heave yourself over the rim of the crater your reward is the awesome sight of Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley and you know that it was all worthwhile. The whole tour is only about 8–9 km long but very steep, so that the round trip of park gate - Longonot Peak - park gate takes around 5 hours hiking.

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What’s included & not included

  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Longonot National Park
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • Boat ride fees in Lake Naivasha (20USD per person)

Meeting point

Around Nairobi County

This operator has 12 reviews for other tours


The day was such fun and my guide was great
The tour was great and Steven, my guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and took great care of me.

The whole day was fabulous, but especially the giraffe's and the elephants. I would recommend it to anyone.

I was a single traveller and felt well looked after all day.
Impecccable performance
Must visit when in Nairobi! Easiest and most interesting way to understand the culture and history of Kenya. The dance performances will blow your mind by sheer perfection.
One in a lifetime experience at Hells Gate
Our trip to Hell's Gate National Park and the surrounding Naivasha area was absolutely perfect. The day started promptly on time and the trip started with a stop at the Great Rift Valley. Riding bicycles through Hell's Gate National Park was amazing -- we saw giraffes, boars, impalas, zebras, and many other animals. Our day was only made better by Kelvin, our fantastic guide. He answered each and every question I had, drove from and to Nairobi with impeccable skill, and made the day all the more enjoyable. If you have a spare few days in Nairobi, plan a trip to Hell's Gate, and plan it with Kelvin and Co.
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