Mount Longonot

The name 'Longonot' is derived from the Maasai word "Oloonong'ot," meaning "mountains of many spurs" or "steep ridges."

Rising majestically above the Rift Valley floor, the mountain is known for its distinctive shape and the vast crater at its summit. This dormant volcano provides a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience.

Weather today

Mount longonot
Mount Longonot
7:34 pm, Jun 21, 2024
temperature icon 16°C
broken clouds
Humidity Humidity: 78 %
Pressure Pressure: 1018 mb
Wind Wind: 8 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 18 mph
Clouds Clouds: 63%
Visibility Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise Sunrise: 6:34 am
Sunset Sunset: 6:40 pm

TOP THINGS TO DO IN Mount Longonot

Nature & Wildlife

Embark on a hike to the rim of the crater, offering spectacular views of the Rift Valley and the crater forest.

An engaging activity for both amateur and seasoned photographers, offering a chance to enhance their skills while appreciating the natural beauty of the area.


Explore the rugged terrain surrounding the mountain on a mountain bike, offering a different perspective of the landscape.

For the thrill-seekers, paragliding off the slopes of Mount Longonot offers an exhilarating experience with stunning aerial views.

Culture & Heritage

Understand the volcanic activity and geological history of Mount Longonot with an expert guide..

The serene and scenic environment provides a perfect backdrop for mindfulness and relaxation activities.

Mount Longonot TRIP PLANNER

Not sure what to do? Here is our suggested guide designed to help travellers organize their journey with recommended experiences around Mount Longonot.

Day 1
Guided hike to the rim of Mount Longonot's crater

Day 2
Paragliding above the Rift Valley

Day 3
Mountain Biking adventure

Day 4
Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Day 5
Nature Photography Workshop