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Mount Logonot National Park

Mount Logonot National Park                                    
The name Longonot is derived from the Masai word Oloonong'ot meaning mountains of many spurs or steep ridges. Longonot park covers 52 km2 most of it being occupied by Mt. Longonot a young volcano rising to 2,776 meters above sea level. The sides of the mountain have beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges. The stony soils have little vegetation but the crater has an impenetrable forest. 


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Mt. Longonot National Park                                        
"Sheer adventure"
The savannah ecosystem lies about 90 km from Nairobi. The ecosystem mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776 m above sea level. On the sides of the mountain are V-shaped valleys and ridges with little vegetation; however a thick forest occurs within the crater.   Major wildlife attractions include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, Bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe, grant gazelles, Thomson gazelles and many other antelopes. Other attractions include the extinct volcano and the crater forest, views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.

Access
The park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90 kms).
Due to the nature of the terrain Mt Longonot has no roads and visitors hike to the top and rim of the crater.

Size and Location
-  52 km 2
-  Naivasha, Rift Valley Province.

Climate
Temperature ranges from 20-30 °C and rainfall from 200 mm – 700 mm.

Safari Card Required
At present the park does not operate on smart card system. Entry is by cash only (KSH or US$).

Attractions
-  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

Wildlife
Buffalos, Gazelles, Impala and girrafe.

 

Activities
-  Hiking
-  Rock climbing
-  Biking
-  Walking
-  Viewing Lake Naivasha

Best time for a visit
All year round.

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 guidebooks.

Park Contacts
Phone:       +254-50-50407 / 50290
Fax:         +254-311-20577
Email:      
hellsgatenp@kenyweb.com  or  LongonotNP@kws.go.ke
Postal Address: Mt. Longonot National Park, P.O. Box 234-2011, 7 Naivasha,Kenya.