Best 4 Nairobi Hiking Day Tours Safaris Packages

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Nairobi Hiking: Nairobi Hiking day tours safaris, 1 (One) Day Nairobi hiking trips are full day hikes from Nairobi city to walk or climb a mountain near Nairobi. The best hiking places and day hike spots near Nairobi include the Mt Longonot, Mt Kenya, Karura forest, Ngong Hills, hells gate and many other smaller hikes.

Mt Longonot Hiking Day Tours

Longonot is a mountain located only 68km north of Nairobi and sits on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The mountain is 1776m above sea level and is a dormant volcano with a wide open crater at the top filled with very green vegetation.

The Mt Longonot day hike from Nairobi is one of the most taken day hiking places. The actual hike is 3.1km from gate to the rim of the crater. The rim around the crater is 7.2km long and people often go round the rim as well which makes for an exciting hike as you will be able to see the crater from different angles.

The Mt Longonot hike is steep at places and you will find yourself on all fours which makes it the more interesting. You can combine the hike with a visit to lake Naivasha for lunch and an optional boat ride.

Longonot One Day Hike Itinerary

Mt Longonot national Park hike itinerary looks something like this:-

7:30am: Depart from Nairobi to Mt Longonot

8:15am: A small stop over at the rift valley view point at the escarpment.tumblr inline ml5akhrZ901qz4rgp

9:00am: Arrive at the Mt Longonot Park and start your hike up the mountain.

1:00pm: Descend to the base of the mountain and go for lunch at Lake Naivasha

2:30pm: Go for an optional boat ride in Lake Naivasha to see the hippos and birds.

4:00pm: Depart for Nairobi

6:00pm: Arrive in Nairobi and drop off in your hotel in the city.

Price of Tour = Usd 120 pp (in a group of 2)

Tour Price Includes:

-       Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.

-       Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide

-       Picnic lunch as per itinerary/optional buffet lunch at own cost.

-       Game drives and all park entry fees

Not included:

-       Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities

-       Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

2. Hells Gate Hiking Day Trip Tours

Hells gate s one of the most scenic parks in Kenya and its landscape is what inspired the scenery of the movie Lion King including the lion buff and wildebeest stampede valley where Mufasa died. The park has red colored rock cliffs, savannah grasslands interrupted with standalone rocky outcrops, deep meandering and layered gorges and hot springs.

There are also hundreds of animals which make hiking in this park such a fun event since you can watch the animals gaze back at you wondering where is this loony going to now? The hells gate park is only 98km from Nairobi and very close to Lake Naivasha. A trip here is also combined with a visit to lake Naivasha for lunch and an optional boat ride in the lake.

Hells Gate Day Hike Itinerary

7:00am: Depart Nairobi for Hellsgate

7:45am: Stop over at the rift valley view point to view the valley below

9:00am: Arrive at the Hells gate and start a game drive and walking trip into the park. Optional Bike ride availableimages 6

1:00pm: Exit the park and go for lunch at the Lake Naivasha fisherman’s camp.

2:30pm: Go on an optional boat ride in Lake Naivasha

3:30pm: Depart the lake for Nairobi.                              

5:00pm: Drop off in Nairobi hotel or for home.

Price of Tour = Usd 150pp (in a group of 2 persons)

Tour Price Includes:

-       Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.

-       Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide

-       Walking and all park entry fees

Not included:

-       Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities

-       Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

-       Drinks and beverages.

3. Mt Kenya Hiking Day Tours

One Day Mt Kenya hiking is a full day climb of Mt Kenya which is the second highest mountain in Africa. Since it’s not possible to summit in a day, the day hikers only go up to the moorland or some even go up to the met station at 3050m asl. The hiking safari to mt Kenya goes through the rain forest and its main attraction is the view of the peaks and the walk under the canopy of the rain forest to see the birds and animals in the forest. You will have a guide who will point out all the trees, birds and animals you will see enroute. The hike takes 5-6 hours to reach where the alpine vegetation or moorland starts and back to the gate. The most popular gate for 1 day mt Kenya hikes is the Naro moru gate.

1 Day Mt Kenya Hiking Itinerary

6:00am: Depart Nairobi for Mt Kenya

9:00am: Arrive at the Mt Kenya and start hike up Mt Kenya from Naro Moru gate.mount-kenya-climb

1:00pm: Exit the park and go for lunch at the Lake Naivasha fisherman’s camp.

2:30pm: Go on an optional boat ride in Lake Naivasha

3:30pm: Depart the lake for Nairobi.                              

5:00pm: Drop off in Nairobi hotel or for home.

Price of Tour = Usd 190pp (in a group of 2 persons)

Tour Price Includes:

-       Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.

-       Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide

-       Walking and all park entry fees

Not included:

-       Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities

-       Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

-       Drinks and beverages.

4. Karura Forest Day Hiking Tours Safaris

Karura is a 564 hectare forest is situated about 5km from the city centre. The park is completely fenced with electric fencing. This park offers walking and hiking opportunities to the Karura caves and waterfalls which is a 4km walk. The trail leads to Karura River which is where you find the waterfall and caves. The caves were used by the local community as religious shrines for offering sacrifices to their God.

The caves were also used by the Mau Mau freedom fighters to hide during the fight for Kenya’s independence. A kilometer from the caves is the Karura waterfalls at a height of 50ft with water cascading over three shelves before settling to a gentle flow at the bottom of the river.

The Karura hiking tour can be taken on any day and at any time of day. It is a 3hr hike and back to your hotel through some of the most scenic forest trails right within the city boundaries. It is also a great place to jog or walk your dog.

Price of Tour = Usd 85pp (in a group of 2 persons)

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