Mount Longonot

Mount Longonot is a young and dominating sight that rises 2,776 meters above sea level in the the Great Rift Valley. 90 Kilometers from Nairobi, it was formed during the massive eruptions that formed the Great Rift Valley.

Weathering has shaped to a beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges with impenetrable forest around the area of the crater giving it a lush-green look. The park was opened in January 1983 and surrounds the volcano.

Like Hell’s Gate, it offers a wide range of attractions for Kenya safari visitors keen on activity holidays, including hiking, rock climbing, biking. Birdlife is abundant and Kenyan Wildlife Service rangers are available as guides, from the parks gate. A climb can be arranged from Nairobi and can be included in a Kenya safaris program. Accommodation is available only in the Hells Gate campsites or the fabulous hotels and home-stays around Lake Naivasha.