Mount Longonot is a dormant strato volcano which is believed to have last erupted during the 1860’s. The name Mount Longonot is derived from the Masai word ‘oloongonot’ which means ‘a mountain of many spurs or steep ridges’. Mount Longonot National Park is only 52 square km, and most of it covered by the mountain. The park is famous for hiking and mountain climbing.
Mt Longonot National Park is located 90km from Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The mt Longonot national park is a popular park for hiking and mountain climbing that takes less than 3-4hrs to climb/hike up and down. It is one of the best adventure day trips from Nairobi. Longonot national park is easy to get to and has the best sightseeing opportunities and one can look inside the mountain crater.