Mount Longonot Hiking
Mount Longonot Hiking
This hike to the top of the Great Rift Valley will give you the
chance to experience the freedom and awesome wildness of East Africa. Mt
Longnot is just less than 9100 ft above sea level with a tree filled
interior and a lonesome steam vent to the northeast.
You start the assent at 6000 ft. The hike takes approximately 1½ hour you will leave the lodge at 6.15am and will start at approximately 7 am.
Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you in to a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This gives you a chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the most awesome. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare your self for the next part of your journey. You will have started early to avoid the heat of the Sun but by the time you reach the end of the second section you would have generated your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike but is achievable by people of average fitness. An indication of the fitness required is that most school of the age 14 and 15 take this climb while attending school in Nairobi. Once you have finished the second section there is another rest bite of slightly less demanding terrain, before making the final climb on the fourth section. This again is a demanding section, though not as demanding as the second section.
As you heave your self over the rim of the crater your reward is the awesome sight of Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley and you know that it was all worthwhile.
Before making this climb you will need to acclimatize at 6000 ft and as part of the climb package we offer a day and one night at the Emerald Lake near by.
A ranger accompanies you on the hike. He will act as a guide. As there are wild animals in the area he is armed. Paul my guide has been a ranger for 10 years and has not used the gun once on his daily trips up and down the mountain.
End of services
- Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
- Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
- All camping equipments except sleeping bags
- Three meals per day prepared by our safari cook
- Bottled water for use during the safari
- Game drives and park entry fees
- Hiking Equipments
- International air transportation to and from Nairobi
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance,laundry, beverages, tips etc