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Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi

Private Hiking Day Trip to Mt. Longonot from Nairobi
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About
Climb Mt. Longonot and see Lake Navaisha on a private hiking and wildlife tour from Nairobi into the magnificent Great Rift Valley. Enjoying the personal service and flexibility of a private guide, you can set your own pace as you climb the volcano, walk around the crater rim, and then explore Lake Navaisha, with the option to book a wildlife cruise on the Rift Valley’s highest lake.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Private hiking day trip to Mt. Longonot lets you explore at your own pace
  • Option to walk around the Mt. Longonot Crater
  • See birds and wildlife at Lake Navaisha
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel for the scenic trip to Mount Longonot National Park. You’ll pass through the Kikuyu highlands and stop for views of the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.  In Mount Longonot National Park, set out on the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), round-trip hike to the edge of the crater, with the option to extend the hike an additional 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), walking all the way around the crater rim. After leaving the mountain, take a break at Mount Longonot National Park headquarters, before heading to Lake Navaisha, where you can purchase lunch at the lakeside Marina Camp. You can also book a sightseeing boat ride on Lake Navaisha, where hundreds of bird species thrive alongside a population of hippos. Following your time at Lake Navaisha, this tour concludes with return transfer to your Nairobi hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private hiking day trip to Mt. Longonot lets you explore at your own pace
  • Option to walk around the Mt. Longonot Crater
  • See birds and wildlife at Lake Navaisha
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel for the scenic trip to Mount Longonot National Park. You’ll pass through the Kikuyu highlands and stop for views of the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.  In Mount Longonot National Park, set out on the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), round-trip hike to the edge of the crater, with the option to extend the hike an additional 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), walking all the way around the crater rim. After leaving the mountain, take a break at Mount Longonot National Park headquarters, before heading to Lake Navaisha, where you can purchase lunch at the lakeside Marina Camp. You can also book a sightseeing boat ride on Lake Navaisha, where hundreds of bird species thrive alongside a population of hippos. Following your time at Lake Navaisha, this tour concludes with return transfer to your Nairobi hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P17
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD
  • Park entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Longonot National Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • Boat ride fees in Lake Naivasha (25USD per person)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel around Nairobi Apartments Villas Note: airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD
  • Park entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Longonot National Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • Boat ride fees in Lake Naivasha (25USD per person)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel around Nairobi Apartments Villas Note: airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Naivasha
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mount Longonot National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Great Rift Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rachael C
Providence, RI7 contributions
Exceptional experience lead by amazing guides.
Jul 2021
A perfect day trip from Nairobi, customized to include the walking safari on Crescent Island, not to be missed!!

Paul and Julius were wonderful to spend the day with, extremely friendly and professional. Thank you Paul for showing us how driving on the Mombasa to Uganda road can be-- exhilarating-- and getting us all over the Nairobi region safely.

Julius was an excellent guide up and around Mount Longonot. He maintained a very doable pace, spotted exceptional wildlife, and had some great stories.

Lunch at Lake Naivasha was amazing. And, again, the Crescent Island walking safari was incredible.
Written August 19, 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Rachael , Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are pleased to read that you had an amazing time and Paul and Julius did an excellent job. They always work hard to ensure our clients have the best experience. Mt. Longonot indeed is a must go if you love hiking it has a great history to learn apart from hiking. Thank you for chool to travel with us. We welcome you to have another tour as we explore more of attractions in Kenya.
Written August 24, 2021
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Rafal_Szczerbowski
2 contributions
Amazing experience with a great guide!
Mar 2021 • Friends
This was an extraordinary tour! First we hiked to mt. Longonot, our guide Simba was very understanding of our pace haha He was so professional and humble. Extremely nice and caring guy! Boat ride on Naivasha was fantastic! Hippos amongst other animals you can watch while going around the Crescent Island.
Definitely we’ll do another tours with these guys! Thank you a lot!
Written March 14, 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Rafal, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you and taking your time to wrte us this amazing review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the services from our staff Simba.Our staffs are patient and will go out of their way and ensure the clients are satisfied. We are looking forward to serve you again soon.
Written March 15, 2021
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Mat-Dxb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates126 contributions
Great tour and very good organizer
Mar 2020
I had a great day with a superb guide George.
The tour is recommendable for any out door fan. Its a good day tour hike with a beautiful view over the volcano and area.
some difficult sections have to be mastered and the intensity is not to be under-estimated but still a great hike for everyone in good fitness.
Written March 11, 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Mat, Thank you for leaving us a review and your great comments about George, he is a true gem. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour and you recommend this to our tripadvisor readers. Atop the mountain is a great vantage point as it provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. We invite you to travel with us in future as we explore other destinations.
Written March 12, 2020
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Keith S
16 contributions
Beautiful hike with GREAT guide
Feb 2020
I was picked up by George promptly at 6:00am in a very comfortable car. and we drove out to Mt Longonot. George was great company on the hike and offered both encouragement (it was fairly steep in places) and insights into the surrounding Flora and Fauna.

The hike itself is quite strenuous - I am pushing 60 however, but very doable! The views are fantastic. Once yo reach the rim you really have to go all the way round the crater, the views from the very top are amazing.

I skipped the Lake and boat trip as I had done this only a few days earlier - but George took me to a lovely restaurant for lunch on our return trip.

Can't say enough about George who made this a wonderful and memorable day!
Written February 8, 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Keith, Thank you for taking time to write us a review of your experience with us. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing time at Mount Longonot and George, your driver guide did an excellent job. He is one of the best guides with vast knowledge on Flora and Fauna. This forms one of the many hiking trails and is a great plan for those who want to get way from the busy city and flex their muscles. To cap it all, we take clients to Lake Naivasha, where they have boat ride and enjoy the spectacular views. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written February 10, 2020
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Iramosam
11 contributions
hike
Feb 2019
covering the 11 kilometer round the crater its an experience and half the ambiance game nature around very attractive.
Written January 8, 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Iramosam, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This is one of the unmissable tours in Kenya and lends you the opportunity to go hiking on the mountain trails and this is a perfect getaway for those who don’t mind flexing their muscles. We welcome you to travel with us in future as we explore other destinations.
Written January 9, 2020
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Deepak S
3 contributions
Mt Longonot
Dec 2019 • Friends
Santa, the tour guide, was great. He was willing to wait a few extra hours for me to hike extra routes people don’t normally go for. He was very knowledgeable as well and told me a lot about Kenyan culture and Nairobi as we drove to Mt Lonognot. When I had to move the pickup location at midnight since my flight was delayed, these folks were awesome and responsive. I highly recommend this tour group.
Written December 14, 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour and Santa did an excellent job. He is indeed a true gem and works hard to ensure our clients get the very best of service. Thank you for recommending us to the tripadvisor readers. We pride in a calibre of professionals who have vast knowledge of the industry and we are accessible 24/7 with prompt responses. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written December 16, 2019
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Nora
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam4 contributions
Nice trip, bad company.
This is quite an expensive trip, and when we booked, it clearly said that there would be a photo-up at Great rift valley, a guided tour up and around Mt.Longonot, and a trip to Lake Naivasha with a boat ride. We were Looking forward to everything and everything started smoothly. We got picked up when we were supposed to, had an amazing trip up Mt. Longonot (amazing view). Then we got the message that the boat ride was not included. The site did not make this clear beforehand and the mail we got the day before our trip also stated that boat ride was a part of the inclusions. (The site has been changed after our mishap).

Our guide Albert was very nice and a good guide! He needs credit! But we would never have chosen this company again. Use someone cheaper, or better - get your own transport and hike it by yourself (it’s absolutely possible)!

Summary: Nice guide, but too expensive for just a hike (which is what you get).
Written December 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Normadi Thank you very much for this feedback . We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and that Albert was a great driver . The issue about overpricing is not what it seemed ,we have been taking visitors to the Longonot for a very long time ,The price is very moderate considering the services we offer ,the distance is also very far and we pay for entrance fee .The only thing that is part of the tour and is not paid for is the boat ride which is 20$ ,The driver Albert went a head and even lent the cash to you so that you would not miss it ,one of our staff members even called to explain more .We are very sorry if this inconvenienced you ,we will go ahead and change the program on the web. We do really hope you will visit us once again and we will gladly conduct the tour for you . Once again accept our apologies for these misunderstanding
Written December 12, 2019
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Kevin Bigam
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Oct 2019
All in all was an awesome experience. Picked up right on time, and because we were so early (8am arrival at the park) we were the first to enter the park and saw zebras, gazelles, warthogs and baboons before they were scared off by the afternoon crowd. The hike is tiring and not to be underestimated, just make sure to bring more water than you think you'll need. The views are breathtaking planet-earth type stuff, travelling from Canada it was unlike anything I'd ever seen before. My guide Peter was exceptional as well, due to his knowledge and easygoing attitude that anybody would easily get along with. Would recommend this activity, tour company and guide to anybody any day.
Written October 28, 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Kevin, Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback . We take great pride in only selecting qualified field guides who have a vast amount of experience working in the Tourism industry and I am glad to hear that is evident in your experience on tours and safaris .what an experience of hiking and interacting with animal We look forward to helping you plan your next tour or safari Asante
Written October 29, 2019
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Joe W
2 contributions
Wonderful trip and Moses was an amazing guide
Sep 2019
This trip was perfect! Moses was kind, accommodating, and very knowledgable of the area. We had a great conversation in the car and a lot of fun hiking Mt. Longonot. Lake Naivasha was also beautiful, and Moses was very adaptable to stopping for food, sunscreen, etc. I highly recommend!
Written September 23, 2019
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Hello Joe Thank you for this wonderful feedback and we are happy you choose perfect wilderness tours and safari as your preferred company in Kenya, our tour guides are the boom and we are glad that Moses went out of his way to make sure you had a memorable experience and you enjoyed Kenyan food we welcome you again for another tour or safari Asante
Written September 24, 2019
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Jessie B
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Great Day Trip & Hike for a Solo Traveler
May 2019 • Solo
I am often in Nairobi for work and always find it difficult to escape the city and explore on my own. Luckily this excursion provided that opportunity and was much more than I could have pulled together on my own. My guide was Peter and he was clear and courteous the entire trip - knowledgeable about local flora and fauna which was of interest to me. We ran into a little hiccup in the morning en route to Mount Longonot but he was gracious, apologetic and we made the best of it. The hike was challenging but well worth the physical effort for the views and opportunity to connect with nature - some areas are so steep that you are literally crawling up the summit so don't wear anything you're overly attached to. I'm in moderate shape and completed the full hike up the mountain and around the rim without too much difficulty - my asthma gave me a little trouble around the summit so fellow asthmatics beware, bring that inhaler! Would also recommend bringing water, I was initially told this was included but then was asked to purchase some before we reached the mountain. No big deal but I would've brought my own if I would've known. All and all I am so happy I did it and felt safe for the duration which is not always the case as a woman traveling alone. Would highly recommend and will look for more excursions hosted by this company for my next trip!
Written July 8, 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review and recommending us to the TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Peter, our driver guide played a role in this. We apologize for the small hiccups during the tour and we are glad Peter came to the rescue. Our clients safety and comfort comes first and we are happy this was ensured in your tour. This tour is a perfect get away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city and and lends one the opportunity to tap into the innate sense of adventure. We look forward to having you in other tours in future!
Written July 16, 2019
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Daydream808703
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not worth the money
Expensive tour and didnt get what I paid for. A lot is offered in this tour but time was not managed properly so di
Golden_Spiral88
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Wonderful safari!
Incredible safari wonderfully organised by Everline from Perfect Wilderness Safaris. We were picked up from Nairobi
ashelton2020
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Great tour
This was a wonderful experience. Peter was such a kind, knowledgeable guide and he went above and beyond in helpin
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Best guides we could ask for
I have to give a special shout-out to Paul and Simba. Both of these guys were very courteous, friendly and helpful.
kbarbano
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Terrific day trip!
This tour was beyond what we expected! Our guide Sami was extremely knowledgeable and knew the answer for every q
Golden_Spiral88
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Paul from Perfect Wilderness Tours was fantastic!
This was my first time to Africa and Paul from Perfect Wilderness tours provided us with the warmest of welcomes ex
Andrii M
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Awesome and remarkable experience
All trip was awesome. We enjoyed everything, the Safari, the car and the food. Our guide Sammy was awesome and such
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Best vacation ever!
I can honestly say my trip would not have been the same without the guides from Perfect Safari. I traveled solo fro
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Highly Recommended
We enjoyed excellent communication from once we made the booking and throughout the day. Sammy, our guide, was fan
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Trip of a lifetime for my family
There are a lot of tour operators to choose from to go to the Masai Mara and it it can be a bit overwhelming who to
cbr1000rr2018
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Great safari
Three days in masai mara were enhanced by an amazing hot air baloon fly. Not cheap but worth the price. The Naivash
222inekes
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Amazing experience and amazing people!
The best experience ever! Such a well planned trip and very friendly and experienced staff, my guide was Nathan. I
WWNVS
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Great day trip
We loooooooved this day trip. We got so lucky with Dennis as our tour guide and driver, such a relaxed ride and int
kathleenbT2438LF
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Wonderful getaway!
What a perfect Saturday getaway! We had such a great time with our guides Dennis and Charles. The day was well orga
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Safari fun
What a wonderful trip. My friend and I hcouldnt have asked for more. Seeing the animals and learning so mu
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