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.
Approximate distance: 13.5km
Approximate time: 4-6 hrs
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
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
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