Mount Longonot












Mount Longonot (a Maasai word meaning ‘mountain of steep ridges’) is a dormant stratovolcano near Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. Last it erupted was in the 1860’s.

This is where Shem and I chose to have our special adventure day last weekend! We started around 12:30 and, surprisingly, we reached the top rim of the mountain in just one hour. It was steep! There were many times I had to stop, catch my breath, and steady myself from rolling down the steep incline. The view was beautiful and the further we climbed the more mountains, zebra, giraffe, and gazelle we saw.

Once we reached the rim we pulled out our peanut butter and jelly and banana sandwiches and relaxed, overlooking the crater inside.

As we sat and enjoyed the view you could hear thunder in the distance, and turning around, we could see a fast approaching

thunder storm with a lot of rain.

But because we were so content and relaxed the idea of rushing down was not very appealing. So we sat, watched the storm come, got rained on a bit, and let it pass!

This was a wonderful rest from the city for a day and such a good adventure. Because of the rain and storm we weren’t able to hike the

whole rim (takes 3 hours) but next time- we will 🙂


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