Hiking excursion @ Mt Longonot National Park
Saturday November 24, 2012
is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha
in the Great Rift Valley
. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word oloonong'ot, meaning "mountains of many spurs" or "steep ridges". Its vast crater is an awesome sight, the rough edge surrounding a broad expanse of vegetation. Geothermal steam trickles upwards from the walls, while buffalo and other game make their way across the crater floor. A forest of small trees covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. Hiking to the top of the Great Rift Valley will give you the chance to experience the freedom and awesome wildness of East Africa.
Standing over the shores of Lake Naivasha
, at 2886 metres this massive dormant volcano dominates the landscape for miles around. The brooding hulk of the Mountain is lined with spectacular fissure and laval canyons. As you climb these slopes, you pass through herds of grazing game as spectacular views of the Rift Valley and Naivasha unfold below.
Activities: Hiking & Bird watching
Cost: Ksh 2,500 per person
Transport to and from, in a tour van
Armed KWS ranger’s & guide fees
A bottle of water
Wear comfortable shoes & warm clothes. Carry a picnic lunch, binoculars, extra drinking water & snacks
Payment by 21 November 2012
Minimum 8 pax
Contact: Peter or Charles 0707 - 222 673, 0738 – 314 119