Mount Longonot, Maai Mahiu

Centered on a dormant volcano, Mount Longonot protects the peak's unique ecosystem. A marked trail leads visitors through the wilderness area, with many spots providing scenic views across the mountainous landscape. A tour with a professional ranger can enhance your experience, as a guide can take you to sites ideal for spotting buffalos, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Add Mount Longonot and other attractions to your Maai Mahiu trip itinerary using our Maai Mahiu trip planner.
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  • I can’t recommend this hike enough! A stunning trail up and around a breathtaking crater. Around 3km up (steep and in some places you’ll benefit from a little scrambling), around 7km to circle the...  more »
  • Visited in October for first time in over a year. Disappointing to see that KWS has decided to remove all rubbish bins from the trail. The result: all rubbish thrown on the ground. Totally...  more »
  • One of the best experience for mountain climbers. Has steep slope and once you get to the top which is about 2500m above sea level. The tough ones would dare walk round the rim which is about 7.5km.
  • Mt.Longonot makes for a great hike. Certainly not easy especially as you approach the crater rim but the views from up there are amazing. The crater itself is beautiful!it is such a beautiful place to get away,have some fun with family and friends,the activities are so great such as going round the mount and reaching to the peak summit wow so breath taking and unforgettable experience

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