Mount Longonot National Park-Sheer Adventure
Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley like a monolith is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. A unique feature is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.

Key features


  • Buffalos, Gazelles, Impala and girrafe


Temperature ranges from 20-300 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebook

How to get there

  • The park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90 kms)


  • Extinct volcano and crater forest, Scenic Landscape, Views of lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
  • The park is a paradise for birds of prey

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