Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

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Climb to the top of Mount Longonot on this moderately-difficult day hike. The hike takes 3-4 hours round-trip, with sweeping views of the national park available from the summit. At the end, you will be rewarded with a scenic boat ride over Lake Naivasha.


  • Enjoy a moderate, small-group day hike to the top of Mount Longonto from Nairobi
  • Pace yourself as you make your way to the top
  • Enjoy multiple scenic rest stops along the way
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Lake Naivaisha, home to local hippos
  • Take the opportunity to grab a tasty lakeside lunch


Your adventure begins with pickup you from your Nairobi hotel/residence at 6:00AM. After driving for approximately 1 hour, you will begin the ascent at 6,000 feet. Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you into a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This will give you the chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the best section. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your journey. You will have started early to avoid the heat of the sun, but by the time you reach the end of the second section you will have generated plenty of your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike, but is achievable by people of average fitness. Your guide will accompany you all the way to the top. The whole tour is only about 8–9 kilometers long but very steep, so that the round-trip from the park gate to Longonot Peak takes around 5 hours. At the conclusion of your tour you will visit Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride to see hippos, before your return drive to Nairobi.


Pickup within Nairobi Mount Longonot Park entrance fees Professional guide Transport in a private vehicle Boat ride at Lake Naivasha Lunch Drop off back within Nairobi

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