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The Great Rift Valley Trek

3 Days Longongot Trek
Walks are through a National Park containing herds of Zebras, Kongoni, Giraffe and warthogs. The variety of bird life should not be missed. The full day hikes are past towering vulture - inhabited cliffs, down a dry riverbed to the boiling sulphurous springs, hike up Mt. Longonot to the crater arriving in Nairobi by late afternoon.

Itinerary:-

Day 1: Hells Gate
Departing Nairobi in the early morning, you drive to the edge of the escarpment where stopping briefly at the view point, the awesome panorama of the Great Rift Valley stretches out before you with the extinct volcanoes of Suswa and Longonot and the shining water of Lake Naivasha in the near distance. We continue down the escarpment to Suswa from where we start our trek through Hells Gate National Park, past herds of Zebras, Kongoni, Giraffe and warthogs. The variety of bird life should not be missed. We get to our camp late in the evening for a hot shower, dinner and overnight. (L,D)

Day 2: Hells Gate
After breakfast, we enjoy a full day walk. We hike up the vulture-inhabited cliffs and to the gorge, down a dry/wet riverbed to the sulphurous hot springs. Our picnic lunch is in the Park. After lunch we continue up the Gorge and back to our camp for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Nairobi
Breakfast, and then we drive to the base of Mount Longonot from where we start our hike to the top (crater). After a picnic lunch, drive back to Nairobi. Drop off at your Hotel. (B,L)


Other information…
We also do trekking in northern Kenya and around Lake Turkana, for example Mt Kulal and the Ndotos’ plus off course Mts Kenya and Kilimanjaro. On many of these treks itineraries are varied and flexible. Equipment required by the client is minimal. Good walking boots/shoes. Wicking t-shirt and shorts. Long shirt/trousers, fleece and waterproofs, hat, sunscreen, toothbrush/toothpaste. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY SCENTED COSMETICS. We provide sleeping mat and tent, all food and cooking equipment (prepared in Nairobi then frozen for our trips) and of course, our guide. Park entrance fees apply where applicable. Porters are not provided.

 

 


 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.