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Mt. Longonot National Park Hike

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Hiking Kenya Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 04 Nov 06:30 - 16:30

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Join us for a fun, challenging hike with spectacular views at Mt. Longonot National Park. Mt.Longonot is a dormant volcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley, 60km northwest of Nairobi. It is protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service as part of Mount Longonot National park. Its name is derived from Maasai name Oloonong’ot meaning ‘Mountain many steep ridges’
The first trail is from the gate to the crater rim, a 3.1 km trail that takes an hour or so depending with your pace. Some parts are challenging. Take it slow, stop and enjoy the views. The trail then continues in a 7.2 km loop encircling the crater. The whole trip takes (13.5 km) about 5 hours allowing for necessary rest breaks - parts of the trail are heavily eroded and very steep. The gate elevation is around Protected content and the peak at Protected content
A unique feature is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha.
you need to be relatively fit to do the whole circuit. It is rewarding enough to end your hike at the crater rim, If you are not fit, enjoy the views and descend slowly.
What to wear: Comfortable hiking clothes, comfortable hiking shoes with good grips (some parts are slippery.
What to Carry: 1. Identification Documents ( PS. For residents, please carry proof of residency) Citizens, bring your ID. Non-residents, your passport and extra cash 2.packed lunch, snacks and drinks, sun screen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket incase of rain.
Citizens: Ksh. 3,000
Residents: Ksh 3,500
Non residents: 3,000Kes and bring extra 26 usd park fees to be paid directly at the gate.
The cost include, transport, water, guide fee, parkfees, for
residents and citizens)
Confirm your attendance by making the payments to till number Protected content 30th Oct.
Instructions on how to make payment;
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