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Meet a driver at your hotel for the scenic trip to Mount Longonot National Park, passing through the Kikuyu highlands and stopping for views on the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.

In Mount Longonot National Park, set out on the 4-mile (6.4-km.), round-trip hike to the edge of the crater, with the option to extend the hike an additional 1.5 miles (2.4 km.), walking all the way around the crater rim.

When you get off the mountain, take a break at Mount Longonot National Park headquarters, before heading to Lake Navaisha, where you’ll have the option to purchase lunch at the lakeside Marina Camp. If desired, book a sightseeing boat ride on Lake Navaisha, where hundreds of bird species thrive alongside a population of hippos. Following your time at Lake Navaisha, this tour concludes with return transfer to your Nairobi hotel.
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Mount Longonot National Park
Lake Naivasha
Great Rift Valley
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Climb Mount Longonot and see Lake Navaisha on a private hiking and wildlife tour from Nairobi into the magnificent Great Rift Valley. Enjoying the personal service and flexibility of a private guide, you can set your own pace as you climb the volcano, walk around the crater rim, then explore Lake Navaisha, with the option to book a wildlife cruise on the Rift Valley’s highest lake.
  • Private hike means exploring at your own pace
  • Option to walk around the Mount Longonot Crater
  • See birds and wildlife at Lake Navaisha
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi hotels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great hike!

Great hike up Mt Longonot with our guide Shaddy. Would recommend it as a day trip out of Nairobi. It was very easy as we were picked up on time and got there early which was great to beat the crowds later. A good call...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Hiking Mt Longonot & boat trip on Lake Naivasha

I chose this tour based on the earlier excellent reviews of others. I was not disappointed. Our driver Paul was very courteous and drove safely within the context of Kenyan road conditions and traffc. The hiking experience was fantastic, hard work at times, with some...More

4  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Amazing Hike! Awesome Experience!

This is one of my favorite hikes that I've ever done. The views are incredible, and the terrain is challenging without being impossibly hard. The mountain is about 1.5-2 hours from Nairobi, but even some of the views of the Great Rift Valley while driving...More

3  Thank MilesForDays18
Reviewed 16 March 2018
First class day trip from Nairobi

I loved this trip. If you are looking for a gilded safari where you follow lions around in a Land Rover Defender, look elsewhere. This day trip takes you to places where most the other visitors will be locals rather than tourists, and in the...More

2  Thank Ben W
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile
Great day out, challenge walk!

Had a great day out walking up my longonot, walk was challenging in the heat but manageable! I would recommend walking shoes/boots as some terrain can be slippy.More

1  Thank Murray L
GEORGE-MUMBA, Owner at Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Halo Glen Thank you for the review. We have done this trip to longonot very many times and the clients have liked it but few take time to review. so thank you again. We will tell the future booked clients to come with walking shoes/boots...More

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