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Sheer Adventure

Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley like a monolith is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. 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. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.

Derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot meaning mountains of many spurs and ridges, Mt. Longonot National Park covers an area of 52sq km, most of it being occupied by the mountain. The flanks of the volcanic mountain have beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges while the stony soils have little vegetation. The crater has an impenetrable forest and due to the nature of the terrain, Mt. Longonot has no roads and as such, visitors have to hike up and go round the rim of the crater to fully experience the sheer adventure of the great outdoors.

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The beautifully sprawling volcano and crater forest coupled with the scenic landscapes views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley are most definitely one of the greatest attractions and experiences Mt. Longonot has to offer. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles. The park is also a paradise for birds of prey.

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Stay in the Wild. Explore. Create memories

While Mt. Longonot National Park doesn’t offer any accommodation options, visitors keen on staying overnight after a hike up the mountain can opt to go all out and indulge in a camping expedition.

Public Campsite:
• Oloongonot

For this category standard amenities are provided; water, toilet/bathroom and kitchen area. Public campsites do not require prior booking.

Special Campsites: (both inside the crater)
• Nyati campsite
• Green campsite

For this category, only camping grounds are provided. The visitor has to reserve the special campsite well in advance for exclusive use. Visitors have to bring with them personal effects, drinking water, source of fire and kitchen utensils.
*Prevailing camping rates apply per person per day for both special and public campsites including other park charges.

What to take with you
Personal effects, clean drinking water, food, camping equipment if the visitor intends to stay overnight in the camp.
Also important are; Camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, first aid kit, sunglasses and appropriate hiking and mountaineering gear.

Special Services

Security/Guided tour per guide
• KES 1,720 – up to 4 hours
• KES 3,015 – Over 4 hours

Vehicle Charges per day
• Less than 6 seats KES 300
• 6-12 seats KES 1,030
• 13-24 seats KES 2,585
• 25-44 seats KES 4,050
• 45 seats and above KES 5,000

How to get there

By Road: The park is accessible from Nairobi 90 km on the Nairobi - Nakuru highway.

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