Purioma Events Kenya Mt. Longonot hiking day trip

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A sure way to enjoy the beauty that Kenya has to offer and be back in time to get dinner ready.

  play Hiking to the top of the mountain (Courtesy)

A hike up Mt. Longonot is the ideal day trip; this is because of it being a 2 hour drive from Nairobi city only 60km. 

It covers 52km sq. 3.1km and runs from the park entrance to the crater rim and continues on another 7.2km loop encircling the crater. The whole tour takes 4-5 hours allowing for necessary rest breaks. It has an altitude of 2780m above sea level.

play Aerial View of Mt. Longonot (Courtesy)

 

The climb up to the top of the mountain offers a scenic view of the Great Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. With a unique feature of thick forest cover, the park is home to a variety of wildlife, notably zebras, buffalos, giraffes, elands and waterbucks. The park is also home to different species of birds.

play A giraffe in the thick forest at the crater of Mt. Longonot (www.thekenyacamper.com)

 

Besides its major attraction being the wide view of the beautiful Great Rift Valley, the extinct volcano crater forest and the picturesque landscapes also offer more lure to this magnificent place.

 

 Also not forgetting the view of Lake Naivasha with its pink color cover from the flamingo feeding on the organisms in the lake.

Itinerary:

1. 7.00Am- Meet at Kencom bus stage

2. 7.30Am- Depart to Mt. Longonot with stops at Mai Mahiu for sight viewing of  the Great Rift Valley escarpment

3. 9.30Am- Arrive at the park and clear with the park authority.

4. 10.00Am- Start the climb

5. 1.30Pm- Descent back

6. 2.30-4.30Pm- Have a rest

7. 4.45Pm- Drive back to Nairobi

What to take with you:

1. Sunglasses

2. Hat

3. Comfortable flat shoes

4.Light clothes

5. Snacks

6. National I.D/passport

7. Water

Charges

Kenyan citizen Ksh. 1,850

Residents Ksh. 2,200

Non-residents USD. 48

Charges include:

1. Transport

2. Game drive

3. Entrance fee

4. 500ml bottle of drinking water

Exclude:

1. Foods

2. Beverages

3. Picnic lunch

Note:

A commitment fee of Ksh. 1,000 can be paid through the pay bill number 885551 (buy goods/services option) (Purioma Events Kenya)

To get this offer:

Phone: 0790752021

Email: puriomaeventskenya@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/puriomaeventskenya

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