1 Day Trip

Unlike a vehicle-based safari, a walking safari allows the traveller to enjoy a more intimate insight into Kenya’s animals and its people.Kenya with its startling contrasts of landscapes and outstanding natural beauty has much to boast for in culture too. With 42 tribes, Kenya has very many traditions and cultures, coming along with this is music, religion, food, dress and lifestyles.By spending time with Kenya’s various indigenous people a lot will be gained.

Learn about traditional medicine, hunting techniques, legends, lifestyles and beliefs. From the Maasai and Samburu to the Swahili of coastal Lamu; from Kikuyus and the mountain spirits of Mt. Kenya to the western lowlands of Victoria Nilotes; from Rendille of north eastern deserts to the endangered El Molo, to mention but a just a few. Eat, sleep and live like the indigenous do.


Situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Mt. Longonot is a dormant volcano that last erupted in the 1800s. It is located only 60km from Nairobi. This day tour is one of the favorite places to go for hiking or mountain climbing. Situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Mt. Longonot is a strato-volcano thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. It rises to a height of 2,776m. Mt. Longonot has a forest of small trees that cover the crater floor and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, notably zebra, giraffe, buffaloes and eland.

Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you in to a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This gives you a chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the most awesome. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your trek. 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 your own heat. This hike is easy, but is achievable by people of average fitness. An indication of the fitness required is that most school children of the age 14 and 15 take this climb while attending school in Nairobi.

Once you have finished the second section there is another rest bite of slightly less demanding terrain, before making the final climb on the fourth section. This again is a demanding section, though not as demanding as the second section. As you heave yourself over the rim of the crater your reward is the awesome sight of Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley and you know that it was all worthwhile. The mountain can be navigated in two ways; a straight ascent to the top and back down or reaching the top and circumnavigating the crater rim. The crater has a circumference of 7.2km the walking trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim, and continues in a loop encircling the crater. The hiking is about 8 – 9 km long but very steep, which takes around 3 to 4 hours.


Vehicle for the day with driver
Picnic lunch
Guide services
Camping and park fees and other government taxes
Price excludes
Tip to the driver