One Day Mt. Longonot Hiking Tour

One Day Mt. Longonot Hiking Tour

Short Overview

For the more adventurous, a day trip to hike the dormant Mt. Longonot volcano is a perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and do something remarkable.

You then have the option to combine this tour with a visit to nearby Lake Naivasha for relaxation or nearby Hell's Gate National Park for some more action.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

June to October


Details of One Day Mt. Longonot Hiking Tour

Situated on the floor of the world-famous Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot is a dormant volcano that last erupted in the 1800s. Located just 90km from Nairobi, it is the perfect location for an adventurous day trip out of the Kenyan capital.

Requiring a modest level of physical fitness, the 4-5 hour hike takes you to the very rim of the volcano crater for a glimpse out across the Great Rift Valley. The early portion of your hike takes you through land inhabited by wildlife such as buffalo, antelope, and even leopards, while the higher reaches are steep and require a good level of determination.

You'll complete your hike in time for lunch.

Optional Add-Ons

For those wanting to extend their city escape, you can continue on to Lake Naivasha for lunch at one of the lodges. You can then take a guided boat safari out on Lake Naivasha and pay a visit to the Crescent Island Sanctuary to walk with animals such as giraffes and antelope.

Alternatively, you could continue your day of adventure by instead detouring through Hell's Gate National Park to see its unique landscapes and enjoy some cycling or rock climbing.

Talk to your safari expert about customizing your Mt. Longonot visit.


Itinerary in Brief

  • NAIROBI - MT. LONGONOT Morning volcano hike. Optional Lake Naivasha or Hell's Gate visit. (L - Optional).

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Hike up a dormant volcano.

  • See wildlife while hiking.

  • Optional: Lunch and afternoon activities at Lake Naivasha.

  • Optional: Lunch and afternoon activities at Hell's Gate National Park.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
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Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.