Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha, and Hell’s gate - Two-day trip from Nairobi
A perfect choice for those who want to strain their muscles in the most diverse surroundings - and just a short drive from Nairobi. Visit three national parks, climb a volcano, ride a boat and a bike - a lot of activities for just two days, wouldn’t you agree? But we tailored this dynamic trip to your utmost comfort - activities are combined just right to ensure some relaxing rest after being sporty. And not to mention the great diversity of landscape and wildlife you’ll encounter - this comprised trip offers more than you could expect!
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - NAIROBI - MOUNT LONGONOT - LAKE NAIVASHA
- DAY 2 - LAKE NAIVASHA - HELL’S GATE - NAIROBI
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - MOUNT LONGONOT - LAKE NAIVASHA
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi early in the morning. After driving some 60 kilometres, mostly through the scenic landscape of Kikuyu highlands of the Kenyan Rift valley, tie your trekking shoes and head for the crater rim of Mount Longonot, a stratovolcano overlooking a national park that shares the name. Its steep and rugged slopes evoke awe and respect! The ascent to Longomot is suitable for fairly experienced hikers who are not afraid of heights - even if you walk only 630 meters of altitude difference, this total 15-kilometre route will require quite a bit of energy, passing all the jagged ridges, but the stroll around the caldera will allow you to ease your pace a bit.
After descending, we’ll drive you to Lake Naivasha, a vast freshwater lake at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1884 metres. It is home to many animal species; hippos, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish. Terrestrial animals feed and drink on it, and the backdrop of blooming flowers rounds this unforgettable picture.
Retreat for dinner in the selected lodge and recharge your batteries for the following day.
DAY 2 - LAKE NAIVASHA - HELL’S GATE - NAIROBI
You will wake up to the song of countless birds and, after a hearty breakfast, take a boat ride on the lake. You will observe the animals from a different angle - the view of the shores where countless animals quench their thirst is enchanting. Blooming flowers and the peaks of the Great rift provide a picture-postcard backdrop. We’ll disembark for a walk on Crescent Island. In the conservatory upon, you will see zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and monkeys in their natural environment.
Upon return to the lake’s shore, our guide will bring you to the Hell’s Gate National Park, where an expert guide will take over your cycling expedition. Unique in the admirable biodiversity, Hell’s Gate NP is a World Heritage site that enjoys global protection as one of the most unique natural sites on Earth. It will blow you off your seat - stunning nature, enchanting gorges, a fairytale all around.
After returning the bikes, we will bring you back to your hotel in Nairobi.