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Mt. Longonot National Park

"Sheer adventure"

The savannah ecosystem lies about 90km from Nairobi. The ecosystem mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776m 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)

SIZE

  • 52 km2

LOCATION

  • Naivasha, Rift Valley Province

CLIMATE

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

PERSONNEL ON CALL

  • The Warden

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?

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

MAJOR 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

WHERE TO STAY

  • In - Park Accommodation
    • There is no accommodation in the Park ; although a wide range of accommodations options are available in Naivasha town and along Moi South Lake Road.
  • KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:
    • There are no self-catering facilities at Hell’s Gate National Park.
  • Camping Facilities
    • Olongoonot campsite

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Viewing Lake Naivasha

BEST TIME TO 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:
+254-050-50255
Email:
Postal Address:
Mt. Longonot National Park
P.O. Box 234-2011,7
Naivasha  Kenya

 

Naivasha, Kenya.

 

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