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Adrenaline-pumping activities in the Great Rift Valley at Loldia House

Climb dormant volcanoes and discover geothermal landscapes near Lake Naivasha …

By Keith Mwenesi
Assistant Manager, Loldia House

Crater rim of Mount Longonot

There’s plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities to try near Lake Naivasha, from climbing volcanoes to cycling through geothermal landscapes. If you like to hike, I’d highly recommend climbing Mount Longonot, a dormant volcano in the Great Rift Valley. You’ll leave Loldia House at about 7am with a guide for the two-hour climb, which is slightly shorter on the way down. While it isn’t a difficult trek, you need to be aware of the altitude, which reaches 2,776 metres at the peak, and go slowly.

At the summit of Mount Longonot, you can see right into the huge crater rim, which is filled with thick forest. Then, sit back with a picnic and take in views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley, which is home to herds of buffalo and game, predators and lakes known for their huge flocks of flamingos.  It’s a beautiful view and when guests return, they’re always excited to tell me about it.

We also offer a popular day trip to Hell’s Gate National Park, which is special for its geothermal activity, including geysers and bubbling sulphur pools formed by volcanic activity. You’ll get the chance to cycle through this unusual landscape with a naturalist guide, who’ll teach you about the geological features, including the obsidian caves which were formed when molten lava and water collided. Along the way, you’ll spot wildlife such as baboons, vervet monkeys and sometimes even rare colobus monkeys.


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Alfred & Keith Mwenesi

Keith Mwenesi hails from Vihiga county in western Kenya and has been with the Governors’ Camp Collection since 2012. After working in maintenance, as a store clerk and camp accountant, he’s now the Assistant Manager at Loldia House. Keith enjoys meeting guests from all over the world and is passionate about making sure they come create once-in-a-lifetime memories while visiting Kenya.
Keith Mwensi, Assistant Manager Loldia House

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