East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Mount Longonot National Park

November 10, 2012  —  Kenya
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
Ascent towards the crater.

The park has been a really pleasant surprise for both of us. Indeed, we very much enjoyed the site and the trek we did there.

Why? Simply because the place was very pretty and the walk hard and long enough to be a good activity. Well, the problem with a trip with our own vehicle is that we are not always active when we are in the van. With just a backpack, one has to at least carry its equipment from the bus stations to the hotels...

This park protects a superb crater intact on its entire periphery. The trek takes around 90 minutes to go up and about 2-3 hours to walk around the crater itself... An enjoyable walk!

Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
The valley on the left, the crater on the right.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
A mini satellite cone.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
The trail.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
Melanie in a more difficult section.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
The highest point at 2780 metres.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
The way back.
Mount Longonot National Park - Kenya
Mount Longonot crater.