2 Days Mt Longonot, Lake Naivasha & Hell’s Gate Trekking
“Longonot” is a derivative of “Oloonong’ot”, a maasai word that means “mountain of many spurs”. It is popularly known worldwide for hiking and mountain climbing. When at the crater’s rim, the reward you get is a clear sight of lake Naivasha, rift valley and the surrounding hills. Thicket covers the crater’s floor giving it a stunning look.
Lake Naivasha on the other hand lake Naivasha; a name derived from “Nai’posha” a maasai word that means rough water, is one fresh water lakes in Kenya. An adventure on this lake especially through a boat ride grants you an amazing view of the sea creatures and birdlife.
Hell’s Gate National park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs is popular for wide range of fauna and its spectacular scenery that includes Hell’s gate Gorge (a narrow sandstone gorge well shaped by water and light), Fischer’s Tower (a high volcanic column) and Central Tower column. Zebras and Giraffes are usually seen in the Fischer’s tower. The park also contains a cultural center that the maasai community use to showcase their traditions and culture. More so, you can drive, walk and cycle within the park.
An early to mount Longonot for your hike up to the crater. You can make stops at the designated places to rest and view the beautiful scenery around. This will be followed by an afternoon to transfer to lake Naivasha for a boat cruise where you’ll watch hundreds of birds and several sea creatures, dinner and overnight.
A trip to Hell’s gate after breakfast. There will be a cycling adventure or a trekking adventure (for those who do not like riding) for about 2 hours. What will follow is a tour to the Hell’s
gate Gorge, Central Tower Gorge and Fischer’s Tower (for wildlife viewing). More activities will include bird watching (the lammergeyer vultures) and rock climbing. After lunch, you will be driven back to Nairobi.