CKC SP 003 : Mount Longonot National Park Hike Daytrip

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 Early morning pick up from your  Nairobi Hotel  or from the Naivasha area for the drive to the Mount Longonot National Park for a hike, with your packed lunches. The drive from Nairobi takes one and a half hours. Mount Longonot is a dormant volcano on the South East of Lake Naivasha, some 90 kms  from Nairobi. It erupted last in 1863.

The name ‘ Longonot’   means  ‘mountain of many spurs’ or ‘steep ridges’ in local Maasai dialect. The size of Mount Longonot National Park is 52 km squared. It contains a large 8 X 12 kilometre Caldera and comprises of v shaped valleys, ridges with little vegetation, and small stream vents on the crater walls & a thick forest inside the Caldera.

The elevation of the Gate is 2150 meters and the peak of the mountain is 2780 meters; thus providing the trekker with a 600 meters vertical difference. The hiking tour is about 9 kilometers long and steep and thus takes about 5 hours to accomplish the hiking experience.
The wildlife available here include: buffaloes, eland, lion, leopard, bushbuck, common zebra, giraffe, Thomson & Grant’s gazelles plus a huge array of birdlife.

Activities here include: hiking, rock climbing, biking and breathtaking  views of  Lake Naivasha.

What to bring: drinking water, binoculars, camera, hat , sun screen, sunglasses & good walking shoes. After the hike, you are picked up from the Gate and returned to your Hotel or Lodge or to  Nairobi to arrive in late afternoon. Lunch

  Cost in USD based on per person sharing is:

 -  One person traveling  330.

 - 2 persons traveling  200 per person

 Rates are valid from 2nd January 2017  to 31st December 2017.

  Cost includes:

 . Pick up and drop off at your Nairobi or Naivasha Hotel.

 .  Packed lunches

.  Use of a private safari minivan.

 . Services of a courteous and knowledgeable driver/guide.

  . Bottled water, while in our safari vehicle.

  . Services of a Mount Longonot trekking guide.

  . Mount Longonot Park entrance fees.

  Cost excludes:

 . Items not mentioned as included

 


 

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