Mount Longonot National Park

Mount Longonot National Park

Mount Longonot National Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Address
Naivasha Road, Maai Mahiu 00200 Kenya
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  • MR A
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Active Day Activity
    We wanted to have an altitude hike before heading to Mt Kilimanjaro. Three of us climbed Mt Longonot. It took something like an hour or so each way. The climb is gradual and then pretty steep near the crater edge. I definitely felt the altitude near the top. The views were beautiful. We stopped at the top for a snack to walk around a bit. The African Wildlife Service has guides for the walk and our guide, Steven Mbugua, was terrific and his English was amazing. Steven was knowledgable about Mt Longonot and was an interesting person to talk to for the duration.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Jeremy K.
    Austin, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful hike with an amazing payoff.
    Joseph +254 748 847572 The hike was wonderful. I had an amazing guide, Joseph, who formally was in the Kenya Wildlife Service. He was very knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna. Although it had some steep sections, the hike itself was manageable. My guide and I reached the summit in about an hour and a half. At the peek, you get to see the rift Valley as well as Lake Naivasha which is really amazing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2024
  • KKS
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning place and well worth the hike!
    Friends and I camped at Camp Olongonot at the base of the mountain just inside the gates. The only annoying thing was the toilet block was locked and the person who had the keys was far away so we had no access to the toilets. The campground is basic, has a couple of open shelters and an area for a camp fire. We camped overnight - make sure you're not afraid of waking up at 3am to hear hyenas howling not far from you - and woke up before sunrise to climb up Mt Longonot. Well worth the early start. The hike up was steep in some sections but very doable (take plenty of water and sunscreen) and go at your own pace. View from the crater rim are STUNNING and SO worth it. You can also hike around the crater rim (just over 7km) before coming back down. Would totally recommend if you're into hiking/camping/fantastic views.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
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KKS
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Friends and I camped at Camp Olongonot at the base of the mountain just inside the gates. The only annoying thing was the toilet block was locked and the person who had the keys was far away so we had no access to the toilets. The campground is basic, has a couple of open shelters and an area for a camp fire.
We camped overnight - make sure you're not afraid of waking up at 3am to hear hyenas howling not far from you - and woke up before sunrise to climb up Mt Longonot. Well worth the early start. The hike up was steep in some sections but very doable (take plenty of water and sunscreen) and go at your own pace. View from the crater rim are STUNNING and SO worth it. You can also hike around the crater rim (just over 7km) before coming back down. Would totally recommend if you're into hiking/camping/fantastic views.
Written 1 April 2024
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Jeremy K.
Austin, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Joseph +254 748 847572
The hike was wonderful. I had an amazing guide, Joseph, who formally was in the Kenya Wildlife Service. He was very knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna. Although it had some steep sections, the hike itself was manageable. My guide and I reached the summit in about an hour and a half. At the peek, you get to see the rift Valley as well as Lake Naivasha which is really amazing.
Written 9 January 2024
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NyaKar
Nairobi54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
The staff were very helpful especially for our big group. The guides kept all team members safe. Hiked to the top of the mountain and had a blast doing it. A great way to start 2024.
Written 7 January 2024
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Joseph M
Nairobi, Kenya39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Another great chance to enjoy nature with my beautiful guests...it's always a pleasure 😜 watching my guests in amusement amazement and most of all satisfaction and the sigh that comes with it a beautiful hike with the best scenary ever and is most enjoyed after doing the hellsgate cycle the previous day and finish up with a good boat safari ...so many animals to site,the vegetation after the rains oooh myyyyyy guys guys guys kindly book your December experience with me your youngest and favorite guide+254 748 847 572 (Joseph Matthews)
Written 4 December 2023
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MR A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We wanted to have an altitude hike before heading to Mt Kilimanjaro. Three of us climbed Mt Longonot. It took something like an hour or so each way. The climb is gradual and then pretty steep near the crater edge. I definitely felt the altitude near the top. The views were beautiful. We stopped at the top for a snack to walk around a bit. The African Wildlife Service has guides for the walk and our guide, Steven Mbugua, was terrific and his English was amazing. Steven was knowledgable about Mt Longonot and was an interesting person to talk to for the duration.
Written 28 September 2023
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Cuziat j
Montauban, France1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Rangers sale me a broken bottle (plastics bottles are forbidden) so there was water in my vag (phone, food...) and when I toldthem they refused to give me vack money because I should not put it in my bag !
Written 28 September 2023
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Mwas Safaris
Kiambu, Kenya8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Mountain hike /body fitness exercise/best view of lake naivasha adventures.
By Mwas safaris and carhire services
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Written 7 June 2023
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HARRISON K
Naivasha, Kenya1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
Have experience of the mountain because am working here for Kenya wildlife service...I can advice and give options for better experience....just matter of calling this number we create memorable moment for you... activities...hiking the mountain,camping,in camping we have two options,1,public campsite,and special campsite inside the crater.for more information and clarity just call.thank you and welcome all to longonot .tel no 0722684816
Written 28 March 2023
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Geert1411
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Absolutely stunning experience hiking up and around this volcano! The views are incredible and will definitely worth a day trip from Nairobi. We used this website to find the most amazing guide as well, Josef (+254 748 847572). He knows everything about the surrounding area and will take you for a short cut on the way down to make sure you don't see the same views twice. Definitely make sure you shoot him a message if you're planning on hiking up Mount Longonot!
Written 6 February 2023
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MelihC
Mumbai, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Amazing! The Hike was a little harder than I expected, but worth it! We did the hike with a our Guide John, who can and will you everything about the Plants, Trees and Animals you see during your hike. On our way back down, he lead us to another trail, so we could see a lot of animals, especialy Girafs and Zebras on our way back. He also give us advices for our further plans. I would recommend you just give John a call (+254708803364) and have nice hike.
Written 6 February 2023
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