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Mount Longonot Climbing Tour from Nairobi

1. Mount Longonot Climbing Tour from Nairobi

Your tour begins in Nairobi when your driver picks you up from your hotel. You will then journey approximately 1.5 hours in a private vehicle to the base of Mount Longonot. Along the way, you will stop to take in amazing panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley.  When you arrive at Mount Longonot, guides will be waiting for you to aid you on your hiking expedition.  You will hike around the rim of the crater and enjoy amazing views of the thick forest in bottom of the crater. As you hike your guide will point out wildlife to you and you will take two or three stops to cool yourself and take in the scenery. Once you arrive at the top of the crater you can take in breathtaking views. After taking in the views from the top you will slowly descend back down the crater. When you arrive back at the base your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Nairobi. 

From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour

2. From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour

Embark on an outdoor adventure on this multi-activity tour from Nairobi to Hell's Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha. Choose between a 2-hour bike safari, a 1-hour guided walk, or horse riding. Enjoy lunch and an optional cruise on Lake Naivasha. Start off your adventure with hotel pickup, then drive to the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint, one of Kenya’s most spectacular spots. Absorb the panoramic views of all the major attractions in Nairobi before moving on to Hell's Gate National Park. Get into gear and start the 2-hour biking safari around the park (if option selected). Expect to cycle past a range of wildlife from large antelopes to roaming zebras and everything in between. If you chose the 1-hour guided walk, spend time exploring the gorges inside the park. Gorges are small, thin depressions of land that you can walk underneath. If you chose the horse riding option instead, explore the area by horseback. Later, get driven to Naivasha Astoria Hotel, Fisherman's Camp, or Marina Camp for lunch (cost not included). If you chose the boat ride option, hop on board and start the trip across Lake Naivasha, the Rift Valley's highest lake. Encircled by verdant banks, olive trees, and cacti, this Lake Naivasha is home to exotic birds and giant hippos. After lunch or your cruise (depending on option selected), depart for Nairobi for drop-off back at your pickup place.

Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

3. Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

Your adventure begins with pickup you from your Nairobi hotel/residence at 6:00AM. After driving for approximately 1 hour, you will begin the ascent at 6,000 feet. Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you into a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This will give you the chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the best section. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your journey. 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 plenty of your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike, but is achievable by people of average fitness. Your guide will accompany you all the way to the top. The whole tour is only about 8–9 kilometers long but very steep, so that the round-trip from the park gate to Longonot Peak takes around 5 hours. At the conclusion of your tour you will visit Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride to see hippos, before your return drive to Nairobi.

Day Tour To Mount Longonot Park From Nairobi

4. Day Tour To Mount Longonot Park From Nairobi

Depart Nairobi for Mt Longonot National Park, heading through the Kikuyu lush green highlands. You will make a scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point. The Rift Valley system was formed 5 million years ago and runs from the Red Sea through Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Rift Valley is an active volcanic area - you will actually be able to see the volcanic Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot from this viewpoint. Then, arrive at the Mt Longonot National Park for your hike up to the crater. The hike requires medium physical fitness and you will climb through the gulleys that dot the sides of this mountain. You can make some rest stops at the designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim of the crater and look into the awesome crater below. If you have the strength for it, you can go round the rim of the crater. Descend from Mt Longonot to the base at the Park headquarters. Relax for a while and have lunch at Marina Camp by the lakeside. Go on an hour-long boat ride during which you will see many birds, including the diving African fish eagle. You will also go to the hippo pool and see the hippos as they swim in the water while opening their mouths to over 180 degrees. Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your Nairobi hotel.

From Nairobi: Full-Day Hiking at Mount Longonot

5. From Nairobi: Full-Day Hiking at Mount Longonot

Depart Nairobi in the early in the morning and stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint to see the reason why this area is called the Great Rift Valley. View the Loita Plains and then proceed to Mount Longonot for a 5-hour hike. You will hike around the crater and down to the Gate. The height gain during the hike is rapid and this makes for a stiff climb. Alternatively, you can also decide to circumnavigate the crater rim. The hiking trail features some rest points, but it also includes some narrow points - especially on the crater rim. The total length of the hike up, around the crater rim, and back, is 10.3km. The hike from the Gate to the crater rim is 3.1km in length.

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Tour

6. From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Tour

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts. You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants. Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water and gargle their milk and discover each of the elephant's personal story. Once the youngest are fed, its time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk. Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Karen blixxen Meseum Of house of Out Africa fame

Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Tour with Guide

7. Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Tour with Guide

Start the tour with free pickup from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Meet your guide and receive a full introduction and briefing of the tour as you head out of Nairobi city. First stop is the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to marvel out across the landscape and take some photographs for your holiday album. Next, head on to Hell’s Gate National Park, the only park in Kenya where you can drive, walk, cycle, and rock climb. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, unusual flora, and many species of bird. One such bird is the rare Lammergeyer Vulture which shares the park with over 103 other species of birds, including the incredible Verreaux Eagle. After your tour of the park, your guide will walk with you to the nearby gorges to view the ‘devil’s kitchen’ and the ‘devil’s bathroom’. There’s time here to enjoy your snacks and cold drinks to refresh from the walk and then head out to the geothermal hot springs to be amazed by the wonders of nature before heading back to the bus to return to Nairobi.

From Nairobi: Day Tour of Hell`s Gate National park

8. From Nairobi: Day Tour of Hell`s Gate National park

One Day Hell's Gate National Park Adventure An adventure lover's paradise, Hell's Gate National Park is just short drive from Nairobi - making it a perfect day escape. With its unique landscape and lack of dangerous predators, Hell's Gate National Park is the perfect place to stretch your legs with guided cycling, adrenaline fueled rock climbing, and scenic hikes. A full day tour to the park includes cycling, rock-climbing, and hiking within this breathtaking park. Details of One Day Hell's Gate National Park Adventure You'll be picked up from your hotel or the airport, and immediately begin the 90km drive from the city to Hell's Gate National Park. Located between beautiful Lake Naivasha and the twin Longonot and Suswa Volcanoes, Hell's Gate is one of Africa's most visually stunning parks. While Hell's Gate is known primarily for its landscape, there is still game to be spotted within the park. Buffalo and antelopes are especially common sights, and the park is also home to a variety of birds. There are no predators or dangerous large game in the park. Your day tour includes bicycle rental, and you'll trade your safari vehicle for a bike to begin your journey through the park. Don't worry! Your car will drive behind you to ensure you've got a place to rest if you get too tired. Your first stop will be the spectacular Fisher's Tower, where the adventurous can choose to ascend the 45m tower. Equipment can be rented on the spot, and all climbs are guided by local professionals. From here, you've got a long but scenic ride to the famous Hell's Gate Gorge - where you can walk and climb your way through the distinctive terrain that helped inspire Disney's famous The Lion King. After a fun and tiring day of exploration, you'll return to Nairobi in time for dinner

From Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Day Tour & Boat Ride

9. From Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Day Tour & Boat Ride

Your driver / guide will pick you up at 7:00 am to begin the short (little over 2 hours) drive to Hell’s Gate Park. Along our route we’ll pass the majestic Rift Valley escarpments, towering above us. At Hells gate national park you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational! This park is named for the great steamy clouds and geothermal hot pools that distinguish this unusual place. You’ll marvel at Hell’s Gate National Park’s stunning cliffs, rock towers, extinct volcanoes and breathtaking gorges. Hiking and cycling are encouraged here, and we can do a bit of both. We’ll trek through Hell’s Gate Gorge, a steep, red sandstone formation cut by water and time. Walking through this narrow canyon, we’ll spot the unique volcanic remnants called Fischer’s and Central Towers. Then we’re on for lunch and there after proceed to Lake Naivasha for a refreshing boat ride. Later proceed back to Nairobi for a drop off at or around 7:00pm.

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What people are saying about Nakuru County

Peter ist ein toller Guide, weiß viel über die Gegend und die Tiere zu erzählen. Die Radtour ist wirklich herausfordernd und auch der Weg durch die Schlucht sehr hügelig. Eine Grundfitness ist ratsam Peter nimmt sich aber auch die Zeit für Pausen und als letzter Ausweg steht auch noch ein Rücktransport mit Auto zur Verfügung. Der Tag war wunderschön, für das Essen und die Bootstour sind nochmal 50€ einzuplanen. Danke für diese fantastische Tour und die einmaligen Erlebnisse!

It was just over the top! Our driver Steven came to pick us up at 7am he was smiling, friendly, full of conversations. We then arrived there and met Gaddafi, a guide who was just extraordinary (he speaks 8 languages so you are spoiled for choice lol). The excursion was awesome. We saw zebras, antelopes… We visited a small Maasai village, it was just too cool. I recommend this excursion with your eyes closed, you will love it!

The on-site organization by Perfect Wildernes Tours and Safaris was excellent. Our driver Viktor, who picked us up from the hotel, also took care of everything for us at the individual events without any problems. He was always open to questions and brought us safely to all destinations. The guides at Hells Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha were also very good. I can highly recommend the organizer.

The elephant orphanage and giraffe centre trip was an incredible experience and not to be missed. A great opportunity to get up close to and learn more about the animals and the excellent care they receive. Our guide was friendly and informative, with great communication, and even took us to additional locations like the bead factory. Would highly recommend doing this while in Nairobi

Such a wonderful trip! Steven is a great driver and Gadaphi is the best guide.