Mount Longonot Day Trip Hike Overview


Mt Longonot is a dormant stratovolcano mountain located some 68km from Nairobi. Mount Longonot’s height is 2780m above sea level and it has a wide crater at the top with small green trees and volcanic spaced steam vents along the crater wall. The mountain is located inside a park bearing the same name.

Mt Longonot 1 day hike is very popular due to its short distance from Nairobi city and the lower park entrance fees. The Mt Longonot hike takes 3-5 hours, depending on pace and fitness. The walk from the gate to the crater rim is 3.1km in length but the height gain is rapid and this makes for a stiff climb. One can also decide to circumnavigate the crater rim, which is a distance of 7.2km. The hiking trail has some rest points, but it is narrow, especially on the crater rim.

The total length of the hike up, around the crater rim, and back is 10.3km through some narrow paths and treacherously steep inclines.

About The Tour

Inclusions Exclusions
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients. Visas and related costs.
Transportation as per itinerary. Personal Taxes.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients. Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. International flights.
Services literate English driver/guide. Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • 7:00am

    Leave Nairobi for mt Longonot national park.

  • 8:30am

    Start the hike up the mountain.

  • 10:30am

    Reach the Mt Longonot crater rim and go around the crater.

  • 12:30pm

    Descend to the base and depart for lake Naivasha.

  • 1:00pm

    Enjoy a lunch at the fisherman camp.

  • 2:00pm

    Optional boat ride in the lake Naivasha.

  • 3:30pm

    Depart for Nairobi.

  • 5:30pm

    Drop off in town or hotel. End of Mt Longonot national park Tour.