Admission to Mount Longonot: $ 26 per person. With guide, two options: from the entrance to the crater (1500- 2000 shillings total) all the way around the crater (2500- 3000 shillings).
To get to Mount Longonot by transport: Matatu 100 shillings per person (from the lake to Naivasha city and from Naivasha to Longonot).
Longonot – park entrance: Piki Piki (or the motorcycle) 100 shillings per person. (they are about 2-3 km away).
For the ascent to the Longonot crater, be prepared for a tough, competitive climb that leaves no room for banality. At a brisk pace, helping you with your hands in the clutches of the slippery earth and shrub obstacles that make the task more difficult for you.
When you finally reach the height of the crater, the wonder flows like the sweat that drips down your face. Only then do you realize the pure, powerful truth of her name. It is no coincidence that Longonot derives from the Masai word “oloonong’ot” which means mountain with many spurs or steep ridges. Although it hasn’t erupted since 1860, its magmatic force still simmers.
The wide mouth of the volcano winds like a snake giving life to steep climbs and descents that give breath. The natural roller coaster follows its circular course for more than 7 km. If a snake materializes among the pebbles along the path, don’t panic. Do like me, and with a shot that would be the envy of “beep beep” – the looney tunes road runner – jump at a safe distance. Simply remember that these reptiles move downhill.
Fill up on a 360-degree panorama, which looks like from an Olympus at the villages scattered around, intangible and with faint outlines. Fat clouds seem to snort like from a moving steam train and everything is crowned by the meditative voice of nature.
N.B Check the weather forecast before tackling the circumnavigation of the crater. The weather changes quickly and some parts are more difficult.