Mount Longonot Day trip

Nature Kenya’s members Day trip to Mount Longonot on 15th March 2014

Mount Longonot is 60 kilometres northwest of Nairobi. It is a stratovolcano thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. It rises to a height of 2,776 m,  Mount Longonot has a forest of small trees that covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater.
The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, notably zebra, giraffe, buffaloes and elands.

Hiking
The mountain can be navigated in two ways: A straight ascend to the top and back down or reaching the top andcircumnavigating the crater rim. The crater has a circumference of 7.2Km the walking trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim, and continues in a loop encircling the crater. The hiking is about 8–9 km long but very steep, which takes around 3 to 4 hrs.

Trip itinerary

Time Activity
07:15am Meet at National Museums of Kenya outside Fisheries Department
07:30am Depart for Mount Longonot, expected to arrive at 08:30am, start Hiking, Bird watching & site seeing.
1:00pm We will  take  our picnic Lunch  as  we  photograph  and  start  descending  as we  enjoy  game watching, bird watching & site seeing
4:00pm Leave  for  Nairobi expected  to arrive  at  National Museums of Kenya  at 5:30 pm

Charges:
Ksh 2,700/- per person.
(Minimum 8 persons book early and reserve your space).

Charges cover:

  1. Transport to and fro, in a tour van
  2. Park fees for Kenyan citizen only, (NB: East African Residents to pay (Kshs 700) Non Residents to pay (US$30)
  3. Guide fees and  a bottle of water (1Ltr. PP)

Payment /payment deadline

You  can  pay for the  trip  by cash at the  Nature  Kenya  office (Nairobi Museum Compound), by  M-pesa  to  business number 100300  (  put Mount Longonot” as the  account  number) or write a  cheque  to  Nature Kenya P.O Box 44486-00100 latest  by 7th March 2014

Cancellation

If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following sums will be claimed.

  1. If cancelled more than 1 weeks prior – no charge
  2. If cancelled within 3 days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due
  3. If cancelled within 1 day prior/ on the trip date or fails to show up – Full payment is due

In all instances, notification of cancellation must be made in writing and will be effective on the date received.

NB

Wear comfortable shoes & light clothes. Carry a picnic lunch, binoculars, extra drinking water & snacks.

For more information, please contact Norman on news@naturekenya.org   Tel. 0739 200 216

Dates: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 07:15