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Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi

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This private 11-hour hiking trip to Mt Longonot National Park, located around 45 miles (73 km) from Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, has the best sightseeing opportunities and one can look inside the mountain crater. The mount Longonot national park is a popular park for hiking and mountain climbing that takes less than 3-4hrs to climb up and down. There is a lot of wildlife to see as you hike and the eye catching view of the rift valley escarpments.
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  • 1
    Lake Naivasha
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mount Longonot National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Great Rift Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Private hiking day trip to Mt. Longonot lets you explore at your own pace
  • Option to walk around the Mt. Longonot Crater
  • See birds and wildlife at Lake Navaisha
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel for the scenic trip to Mount Longonot National Park. You’ll pass through the Kikuyu highlands and stop for views of the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.  In Mount Longonot National Park, set out on the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), round-trip hike to the edge of the crater, with the option to extend the hike an additional 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), walking all the way around the crater rim. After leaving the mountain, take a break at Mount Longonot National Park headquarters, before heading to Lake Navaisha, where you can purchase lunch at the lakeside Marina Camp. You can also book a sightseeing boat ride on Lake Navaisha, where hundreds of bird species thrive alongside a population of hippos. Following your time at Lake Navaisha, this tour concludes with return transfer to your Nairobi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Any hotel around Nairobi
Note: airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
Departure Time
6:00 AM
  • Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD
  • Park entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Longonot National Park
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • Boat ride fees in Lake Naivasha (25USD per person)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
  • Entry/Admission - Great Rift Valley
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • The distance from the bottom to the top is almost 2 miles (3km) . If you go round the crater rim at the top, the distance is another 1.5miles (2km).
  • Dress code- Trousers are recommended, if you have to wear a dress then we suggest you have a long bikers, The shoes need to be closed and light, no high heels, open shoes or heavy boots.
  • Personal food, drink and picnic lunch is allowed as there are sites on the trail available for breaks. Please inform at time of booking if you will be bringing your lunch so that the guide can bring his lunch as well.
  • Vehicles used is per group size 1-3 people will be a saloon car, 4-6 people will be a safari tour van, and more than 8 will be a bus.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
This is quite an expensive trip, and when we booked, it clearly said that there would be a photo-up at Great rift valley, a guided tour up and around Mt.Longonot, and a trip to Lake Naivasha with a boat ride. We were Looking forward to everything and everything started smoothly.
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Manager at Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Normadi Thank you very much for this feedback . We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and that Albert was a great driver . The issue about overpricing is not what it seemed ,we have been taking visitors to the Longonot for a very long time ,The price is very moderate considering the services we offer ,the distance is also very far and we pay for entrance fee .The only thing that is part of the tour and is not paid for is the boat ride which is 20$ ,The driver Albert went a head and even lent the cash to you so that you would not miss it ,one of our staff members even called to explain more .We are very sorry if this inconvenienced you ,we will go ahead and change the program on the web. We do really hope you will visit us once again and we will gladly conduct the tour for you . Once again accept our apologies for these misunderstanding
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All in all was an awesome experience. Picked up right on time, and because we were so early (8am arrival at the park) we were the first to enter the park and saw zebras, gazelles, warthogs and baboons before they were scared off by the afternoon crowd. The hike is tiring and not
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Hello Kevin, Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback . We take great pride in only selecting qualified field guides who have a vast amount of experience working in the Tourism industry and I am glad to hear that is evident in your experience on tours and safaris .what an experience of hiking and interacting with animal We look forward to helping you plan your next tour or safari Asante
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This trip was perfect! Moses was kind, accommodating, and very knowledgable of the area. We had a great conversation in the car and a lot of fun hiking Mt. Longonot. Lake Naivasha was also beautiful, and Moses was very adaptable to stopping for food, sunscreen, etc. I highly
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
Responded 22 Sep 2019
Hello Joe Thank you for this wonderful feedback and we are happy you choose perfect wilderness tours and safari as your preferred company in Kenya, our tour guides are the boom and we are glad that Moses went out of his way to make sure you had a memorable experience and you enjoyed Kenyan food we welcome you again for another tour or safari Asante
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I am often in Nairobi for work and always find it difficult to escape the city and explore on my own. Luckily this excursion provided that opportunity and was much more than I could have pulled together on my own. My guide was Peter and he was clear and courteous the entire trip
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review and recommending us to the TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Peter, our driver guide played a role in this. We apologize for the small hiccups during the tour and we are glad Peter came to the rescue. Our clients safety and comfort comes first and we are happy this was ensured in your tour. This tour is a perfect get away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city and and lends one the opportunity to tap into the innate sense of adventure. We look forward to having you in other tours in future!
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I absolutely loved it. The 3km ascend (took us 45 min + 8 min of rest) and 7km hike (1h 40 min + 13 min of rest) around the crater rim were wonderful experiences. You might seem some wild life (impalas, may be some giraffes too) while going up. The crater is beautiful and I wish
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
Responded 5 Jun 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing you and everyone else who travels with us only the best there is to offer.It’s so nice to read that Albert helped to make your experience such a positive one, we couldn't be happier. We look forward to organizing more tours for you in future!
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