Longonot hike by Hikers Arena 2022

Mt Longonot Hike

Mt Longonot Hike

A Mt Longonot hike is a great way to kick off the year 2023! It is an ideal hike for all levels of hikers, as the mountain offers the option of turning back at the crater or going around it depending on your fitness level. 

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, about 90 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. It stands at an elevation of 2,776 meters (9,098 feet) above sea level and is a popular destination for hiking and mountain climbing.

Overall, hiking Mount Longonot is a rewarding and challenging experience, offering beautiful views and a sense of accomplishment, and the best time to do it is now. 

This time, we do it on a Sunday to accommodate those who are unavailable on Saturdays. 

 In Numbers 

Approximate distance: 13.5km

Approximate time: 4-6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate


What we recommend you wear and carry

Fleece marvin/hat or a baseball cap

Proper hiking clothes (polyester t-shirt, hiking pants, fleece jacket)


Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots (should be one size bigger than your normal shoe size)

Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun


In your backpack:

Snacks such as biscuits, nuts, fruits, crisps etc.

At least 2 liters of water (use a water bladder or a reusable bottle). Disposable plastic bottles are not allowed inside parks.

Valid identification document.

A set of clothes to change into after the hike

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Hiking pole


Citizens/residents- Kes.2300

Non-residents- $48

Self-drive- Kes.1100

What is included

Transport to the trail and back.

Park entry charges for citizens and residents

Professional and friendly guides

Glucose and fruits

N/B: Our package excludes anything else not mentioned above.

Booking Mt Longonot Hike

Book by paying at least Kes.1400 to M-Pesa buy goods till number 9754473 (Hikers Arena) and clear the balance before departure.


Meeting point: Opposite outside International House Kencom (Nairobi CBD)

5.00 am: Boarding opens

05:30 am: Departure time

7.00 am: Stopover at Maai Mahiu Rift Valley viewpoint (10 mins stopover)

8.00 am: Arrival at Mt Longonot National Park

8.30 am: Mt Longononot hike Starts

3.00 pm: Departure for Nairobi.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide to cancel the ticket, the following applies

At least one week to the event: 100% refund.

At least 72hrs to the event: 50% refund.

Less than 72hrs to the event: No refund.

No shows: No refund

For inquiries and updates, click here.

We also recommend that you join Hikers Arena hiking community WhatsApp group through this link to keep up to date with our activities and upcoming events.



Jan 15 2023


12:00 am - 11:00 pm


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