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Mount Longonot National Park contains the extinct volcano with a scenic landscape, great views of lake Naivasha and the floor of the Great Rift Valley. A unique feature of this mountain is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Mount Longonot National Park is an ideal place for a day-out trip from Nairobi.
Note: Accommodation in this park can be BOOKED individually or with a Safari. (see safaris)
Major wildlife attractions found at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles. Leopards have been reported but are extremely difficult to spot. The park is a paradise for birds of prey.
Birds: there are over 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures and eagles.
Reptiles found here include: lizards, snakes and gecko.
Insects include: ants, butterflies and beetle among many others.
• Take time to visit this park.
• Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 70 guest rooms. In addition, available are private homely 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms Villas.
• Lake Naivasha Country Club comprises 49 guest rooms with twin, double or triple rooms for families.
• Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge has 67 charlets comprising the following:
o 64 standard rooms.
o 3 suites.
• Hotels in Nairobi are also ideal due to the parks's close proximity from Nairobi
Other types of accommodation in this park include:
o Oloongonot campsite.
o Picnic sites which are carefully selected quiet spots that offer scenic views.
Park entry: The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Please note that visitors are turned away after 6:00 pm.
Entry to the park is by smart card, obtained and loaded at the main gate.
Mount Longonot is popular with mountain hikers both from Kenya and abroad mainly for a fun day out. Hiking this mountain is not strenous making it an ideal place to visit by school and university students. The park is also popular due to its close proximity from Nairobi.
• Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot offers a unique thick forest that lies on the crater floor of the mountain and teems with wildlife. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.
Major attractions to this park include: • extinct volcano • crater forest • scenic landscape • views of lake Naivasha and • views of the Great Rift Valley. • The park is a paradise for birds of prey.
• Hiking: The mountain is popular with hikers for fun. It is a popular 1 day activity with team building and team bonding for corporate clients. It is an enjoyable group outing and team bonding activity. In addition visitors can enjoy mountain biking and rock climbing.
• Game drive: Visitors can engage in game drives. Wildlife that can be seen here include buffalos, gazelles, impala and giraffes..
• Walking Safaris include nature and geological trails along the crater floor. You will discover the abundant plant life, birds, reptiles, insects and the violent volcanic past this area witnessed.
• By Road: The park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90 kms)
• By Air: Local flights from Wilson are regular through Naivasha air strip.
(Make sure to contact us if you wish to visit this park for your next holiday activity.)
Park charges are based on " " Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) tariffs which are reviewed from time to time. Please note that if you have booked a complete wildlife safari package with us, park charges are included in the total cost of your safari at the time of booking. Therefore you need not worry about park entry fee!
However please note that these rates are for guidance only. KWS rates are subject to change without notifying you.
• This park accepts Safari Cards.
• Park Entry Fee are based on KWS Tarrifs.
• Mount Longonot National Park is protected from human pressures to prevent unneccessary human-wildlife conflict and as a visitor, you are therefore required to leave the park as tidy as you found it. Litering and dropping rubbish is strictly prohibited. You will be prosecuted if you violate these rules.
• If you are on game drive or walking safari, it is your responsibility to ensure that you stand at a safe distance from wild animals.
• The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
• Visitors are turned away after 6:00 pm.
• Entry to the park is by smart card obtained and loaded at the main gates.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The park is only 90 kilometres from Nairobi. It is therefore a good "1 day excursion" for team building or simply for enjoyment and relaxation from city life.