NP Mount Longonot
Journey time from the Sports Centre: 20min
“Heim spiel” for Paul, our tourist guide! He has climbed Mount Longonot on almost every day for many years in his job a National Park guide and knows every stone on the way to the summit. He can also show you the best viewpoints, explain all about the fantastic birdlife and guide you along the newly-constructed steep path in the volcano crater, with its unique flora and fauna. Why not take a trip to this little-known but fascinating National Park and let yourself be surprised and delighted by what it has to offer.
The savannah ecosystem lies about 90km from Nairobi. The ecosystem mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776m above sea level. On the sides of the mountain are V-shaped valleys and ridges with little vegetation; however a thick forest occurs within the crater. Major wildlife attractions include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, Bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe, grant gazelles, Thomson gazelles and many other antelopes. Other attractions include the extinct volcano and the crater forest, views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
- 52 km2
- Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
- Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
- Extinct volcano and crater forest, Scenic Landscape, Views of lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
- The park is a paradise for birds of prey
- Buffalos, gazelles, impala and giraffes
- Rock climbing
- Viewing Lake Naivasha
BEST TIME TO VISIT
- All year round
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks