Day 1: Nairobi – Mt. Longonot – Naivasha
This affordable budget Longonot trekking and Hell’s Gate walking adventures departs Nairobi with picnic lunch boxes for Mt Longonot National Park going through the Kikuyu lush green highlands and then on the eastern escarpment of the rift valley system. You will make a scheduled brief stop at the view point on the side of the escarpment to enjoy the view of the Rift valley floor from a bird’s eye view. The rift valley system was formed 5 million years ago and the rift runs from the red sea through Ethiopia and Kenya and Tanzania. The rift valley is an active volcanic area and has some of the most interesting features including more than 8 lakes, dormant and active volcanic mountains and hotsprings and geysers like the Olkaria geothermal wells and Lake Bogoria geysers. You can actually see the volcanic Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot from this high place with their evergreen craters and the undulating green rift valley floor. The view from here is just amazing. Make sure to take as many photos from here as you can. Drop into the rift valley and arrive at the Mt Longonot national park for your Hike up to the crater. The hike requires medium physical fitness and you will climb through the gulleys that dot the sides of this mountain. You will have a guide and you can make some rest stops at the designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim of the crater and look into the awesome crater below. If you have the strength for it, you can go round the rim of the crater.
Picnic lunch will be at a convenient place then descend from the Longonot Mountain for the base at the park headquarters. After a successful descent, drive to Naivasha for dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2: Hells Gate National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Hells gate National park with our packed lunch for a full day walk or optionally cycling. We hike up the vulture-inhabited cliffs and to the gorge, down a dry/wet river bed to the sulphurous hot springs. The walk takes you through Hells Gate National Park, past herds of Zebras, Kongonis, Giraffes and Warthogs. The variety species of bird life should not be missed.
Our picnic lunch is in the Park and back to our camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Hells Gate National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, You will optionally enjoy a boat ride the shining waters of Lake Naivasha or just rest and relax at the camp. After lunch, drive back to Nairobi arriving early evening to end your walking adventures.