Sunday, September 18, 2016
Nairobi 1 day hiking. One Day hikes in Nairobi include full day excursions to climb Mt Longonot and Mt Kenya or other places. One Day hiking in Nairobi are day trips organised from Nairobi to parks around and near Nairobi. The one day hiking excursions near Nairobi include climbing Mt. Kenya and Mt Longonot and biking or walking in hells gate national park.
Longonot National Park Hiking Tours
Longonot are full day hiking adventures from Nairobi to Mt Longonot located some 60km north west of Nairobi. Longonot is a 2560m asl. The Longonot Mountain is located in the floor of the Great Rift Valley and it sis a dormant volcanic mountain that last erupted in the 18th century. The mountain has a very wide crater which emits some smoke on one side of the mountain.
The thrill is to climb the mountain to the crater rim and look inside the crater. The Longonot crater is a lush green expanse with very good forest cover and many animals go into the crater for water and pasture. One can also opt to circumnavigate the crater rim which takes an extra hour from the usual 4 for a gradual ascent and descent.
A day trip to hike up Mt Longonot starts early in the morning and includes the park fees, lunch, transport and guide services.
Hells Gate 1 Day Nairobi Hiking Tours
Hells gate one day hiking tours are one day safaris to walk or bike around hells gate national park. The park is located some 90km from Nairobi to the North West. This is a rift valley park which is famous world over as it’s was the park’s scenic gorges, rock formations and valleys that were picked for the popular movie Lion King. The hells gate park has it all from the high red coloured rock faces to the deep gorges with intricately curved walls; from the plain grasslands to the high rock formations and ators; from the hot water geysers and springs to the deep acacia forests.
A day hike in Hells gate national park is a great way to see wildlife and birds while on foot and also marvel at the sculptures of nature in this magnificent park. A hiking day tour to hells gate includes a picnic lunch, transport, services of a guide, hire of bikes, drinking water and pick up and drop off in your hotel.
Mt Kenya one day hike is a full hiking day trip to the second highest mountain in Africa which stands at 5199m asl. The Mt Kenya Day Hike from Nairobi is offered as a one day climbing adventure with a return to Nairobi by 6:00pm. The hike starts from the Naro Moru Gate all the way to the met station and a descent back to the main gate. The hike up Mt Kenya is fun as you will go through a vast rain forest with possibility to see elephants, buffalos and other animals. The hike lasts a maximum of 4 hours to the met station.
If you are up for it, you can go up to where the bamboo forest gives up to the alpine vegetation to have a greater view of the peaks Nelion, Batian and Lenana. This will take you not less than 6 hours but it is a more rewarding hike. The Mt Kenya day trip hike starts from Nairobi at 6:00am and returns in the evening and includes the transport, park entrance fees, services of a mountain guide, picnic lunch on the mountain, drinking water and pick up and drop off in your Nairobi hotel.
Find out the 12 most popular places to go in a Nairobi day trip or transit tour here: http://1-day-tours-in-kenya.com