Mount Longonot National Park is one of the parks managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. It is located southeast of Lake Naivasha, about 80 km from Nairobi – along the Mai Mahiu to Narok road.
Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley to an elevation of about 2,776 m is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. This mountain is popular with day hikers since it is rated moderate. During the walk around the crater rim, you’ll experience great views of the surroundings. A unique and mysterious feature of the mountain is a thick forest that lies within the crater. Very few people have hiked in the forest which leaves room for speculation. Some of the wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot National Park include giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, grant gazelles, and elands.
Mount Longonot National Park Entrance Fees
If you intend to hike the mountain or camp, below are the latest Entrance Fees to Mount Longonot.
- Non Residents: $30 for Adults and $20 for Children.
- Residents: Ksh 300 for Adults and Ksh 215 for Children.
- Kenyan Citizens: Ksh 300 for Adults and Ksh 215 for Children.
Attractions and Things to Do
- Hike the extinct volcano to Kilele Ngamia peak
- Enjoy the views of Lake Naivasha
- Experience the scenic landscape of the Great Rift Valley.
- Bird Watching and Wildlife Experience
- Camp at the Oloongonot Campsite
Mt. Longonot Contacts
- Phone: 0774 337 577
- Email: [email protected]
Hiking Mount Longonot is a popular experience with travelers to Kenya. No wonder it is usually included in the Kenyan Safari Experiences. If you would like to go up and around the crater rim, check out the best-guided tours to Mt. Longonot.
- Menengai Crater and Caves, Nakuru County
- Explore Hell’s Gate National Park
- Trekking and hiking Elephant Hill in the Aberdare ranges