Longonot; On the Floor Crater Hike

7 May, 2021

Longonot; On the Floor Crater Hike

Available Dates: Group joining; 20th August 2022
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: Difficult Steep Terrain | Moderate to the Rim

Hike Summary

Situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot located about 90km from Nairobi. A unique feature is a 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.
The hike starts from the gate and banks South towards the crater. The first section is a steep staircase trail to the Rim of the crater.
Descend into the crater and explore the floor rich with oats’ own biodiversity of flora and fauna. Exit the crater on the steep path and go round the crater before descending back to the base.

What to Carry

  1. Comfortable hiking boots with a good grip. Long pants/trousers & long-sleeved hiking t-shirt/light jacket recommended
  2. Spare Sports Trainers to complement boots, Sandals, or light shoes for traveling back
  3. Plenty of drinking water at least 4 litres
  4. Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  5. Cameras
  6. Walking stick
  7. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
  8. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  9. Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
  10. Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
  11. Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
  12. An identification card or passport: Must
  13. Tip for guides, rangers, and crew


Full Package – Kes. 3,100
Self-Drive – Kes. 2,200

Ps. Discounts applied to bookings done via the website before 17th Aug
Book Now https://bucketlist.co.ke/shop/longonot-craterfloor-hike/

Package Includes:

  • Citizens/Resident Park Entrance Fees
  • Transport Costs for Non-self-drive & parking fees
  • Hiking Charges
  • Guiding Fees
  • Security

Package Excludes:

  • Park Entry Fees for Non-Residents
  • Tips for Guides
  • Evacuation expenses.

Payment and Booking

Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-Hike Title)
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]

Booking Terms & Conditions

All our adventure bookings are subject to Bucketlist Adventures Booking policy as outlined on the link below:

Day Hike
Guided Tour
Grading: Moderate | Difficult
At a glance

Mt. Longonot is located about 90km from Nairobi. This trail starts off from Longonot park gate to the top of the crater. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. The trail then descends to the floor of the crater. Exit the crater on a steep path and go round this magical Crater Rim.

  • Mt. Longonot Gate
  • Ksh. 2,200
  • Ksh. 3,100
Kiarago Valentine,

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