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Mount Kenya Trekking Quick Facts Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak at (5,199 meters (17,057 ft)). It’s a 4 hour drive to the trailhead from Nairobi. We suggest heading up via the Sirimon Route and down via the Chogoria Route. Distance – The distance depends on the route but assume between 60 and 80km. Elevation – The elevation gain depends on the route but assume 2500m. Time Required – Minimum of 4 days and up to 7 days. Cost – Entrance fee is $220 per person for 4 days. Cost per person for a fully guided trip start at $650 Time to Visit – It’s best to avoid the rainy seasons from March to June and October to December.


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Mount Longonot Trekking Quick Facts A short but strenuous day trek to a recently dormant stratovolcano (9100 ft) located in the center of the Great Rift Valley. The trailhead is 60km from Nairobi on a paved road and is reachable by private vehicle and public transport. Distance – 9 km hike. Elevation – The hike starts at around 7000 ft (2150m) and the summit is approximately 9100 ft (2780m). The actual vertical of 630m is greater due to the up and down on the crater rim. Time Required – 1 Day. 5 hours of hiking to the summit. Cost – Mount Longonot National Park Entrance Fee is $20 for nonresidents. Time to Visit – Year round.


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