hiking in Mount Longonot

Kenya is a beautiful country endowed with wildlife,fantastic weather not to mention world famous athletes. Another attraction this tourist-haven country has is different hiking and mount climbing sites like mount Longonot.Mount Longonot is a dormant volcanic mountain located southeast of lake Naivasha in the great Rift Valley Kenya. Mount Longonot is 60km Northwest of Nairobi […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On September 8, 2010
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Kenya is a beautiful country endowed with wildlife,fantastic weather not to mention world famous athletes.

Another attraction this tourist-haven country has is different hiking and mount climbing sites like mount Longonot.Mount Longonot is a dormant volcanic mountain located southeast of lake Naivasha in the great Rift Valley Kenya.

Mount Longonot is 60km Northwest of Nairobi and its a smooth 1 hour  drive all the way there thanks to the ultra-modern tarmac highway from Nairobi to Nakuru.

Longonot is the small town in which mount Longonot sits, this town has seen tremendous change thanks to the tourist activity that has transformed the once sleepy town into a major tourist site in Kenya and East Africa.

The name Longonot is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot which means land of many steep ridges or mountains of spurs.

Getting to the mountain is fairly easy and there is a trail that stretches about 9 km, this is the trail that leads to the peak gate and takes roughly 5hrs of hiking.

The crater floor is covered by trees creating a splendid forest-like habitat which is home to the gorgeous zebras, the Majestic Giraffes, and Buffalo.

Mount Longonot is a perfect hiking destination particularly because of the awesome view of the Great Rift valley, come enjoy the fresh air and gaze at the colorful zebras and their stripes of beauty!.

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