Mount Longonot

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha

 

A forest of small trees covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater.

This dormant volcano’s name is derived from the Maasai word “oloonong’ot” which means “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges”. The area is protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service as part of Mt. Longonot National Park. A trail runs from the park’s entrance to the crater rim and continues in a loop encircling the crater. A forest of beautiful trees covers the crater floor as small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, such as the zebra, giraffe and buffalo. Leopards have also been reported but are extremely difficult to spot.