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Mount Longonot National Park

  • Altitude: 6,000-7,000 Ft
  • Area: 52 Sq. Kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi: 90 Kms.
  • Opened January 1983
  • Volcano & crater forest
  • Walking & climbing to summit & crater
  • Arresting scenery
  • Walking, cycling, riding
  • Views of Lake Naivasha & Great Rift Valley

Mount Longonot, a young volcano which rises to 2,776 meters above sea level, is an arresting sight for visitors to the Naivasha basin. Created amongst the massive eruptions which formed the Great Rift Valley, its sides now have beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges with impenetrable forest around the area of the crater giving it a lush green aspect. The park surrounds the volcano.

Like Hell's Gate, Mount Longonot offers a wide range of attractions for visitors keen on activity holidays, including hiking, rock climbing, biking as well as bird and wildlife viewing. Kenyan Wildlife Service rangers are available as guides. Accomodation within these Parks is limited: Hell's Gate has three campsites, Longonot has no accomodation within the park; however, the fabulous range of nearby hotels, lodges, luxury ranch and homestays around Lake Naivasha provide ample accomodation for all budgets.

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