The Wilderness Trek; Longonot to Hells Gate

12 February, 2021

The Wilderness Trek; Longonot to Hells Gate

Available Dates: Group joining; 11thDecember 2021
Private Package: Any day of your choice
Grading: Moderate 20km
Trekking Time: 6 Hours

Hike Summary

Some years ago Hells Gate and Longonot National Park used to be managed as one park. Despite the split, the two parks enjoy the same ecosystem with the movement of wildlife between the two areas via the Kedong game ranch.
This trail starts off from the Mt Longonot park gate. The first section is a steep staircase trail to the crater before going around the rim to the summit.
From here the trail descends down to the wilderness where you follow a scenic ridgeline to walk across to the Olkaria hills in Hells gate National Park.
For the off-beaten track lovers, this is the absolute wilderness long walk!

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. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
  7. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  8. Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
  9. Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
  10. Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
  11. An identification card or passport: Must
  12. Tip for guides, rangers, and crew


WithTransport – KES 3,500
With Transport – KES 3,500

Package Includes:

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

Package Excludes:

  • Park Entry Fees for Residents/Non-Residents – KES. 4,600
  • 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

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Protocols on Covid -19

  1. Our Transport is compliant with government regulations on occupancy per vehicle.
  2. Our buses and vans are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the Trip.
  3. The nature of this activity enables social distance with ease.
  4. There are no gatherings at the start or end except for a social distanced stretch.
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 before going around the rim to the summit then Proceeding to Olkaria hills in Hells gate National Park. The crater rim provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha.
For the off-beaten track lovers, this is the absolute wilderness long walk!

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