Wander round the rim of the Longonot National Park

Wander round the rim of the Longonot National Park 1

Mount Longonot provides fine views over the Rift Valley on one side and into the enormous crater on the other. This mountain is a good place to visit for those who are just looking for a climbing experience that’s not too tough.

As you drive from Nairobi along the upper escarpment road to Naivasha, the breathtaking view of Mt Longonot beckons you to the left, barely 60km out of Nairobi. To climb Mount Longonot you need to get to Longonot village, about 12 km south of Naivasha town along the old road; from there it is about 6 km to the base of the mountain. The park is home to several wild animals, most of which live in the thick forest covering the crater floor.

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