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Kenya: Mount Longonot – Great Trek Up a Volcano and Safari Near Nairobi
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Mount Longonot National Park is a great trek to the volcano. Along the way, you can see enough wild animals and an almost perfect crater awaits you upstairs. The park is one of the cheapest, and if you do not plan to go down to the bottom of the crater, you can go without a guide. The first kilometers will look like a pleasant walk around the zebras and antelopes, but it is gradually starting to grow. The last stage without shade is quite challenging. But it is definitely worth it.
The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, boasts several unique features. The most interesting one for any visitor certainly is the national park of the same name. About 7 kilometers from the city center, over 100 square kilometers, you have the chance to see lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, zebras, ostriches or antelopes.
Already in the last episode you might have learned that Kenya is one of the largest tea producers in the world. Let's now take a look behind the walls of the tea factories where the fascinating transformation from green tea leaves to the form of tea we know in Europe takes place.
I flew to Africa for the first time. I did not expect anything from it. So Kenya could only surprise me. This choice was basically a coincidence. Within a month, I fell in love with her. I got a lot of new friends, experienced the beauty of wildlife, enjoyed the real adventure on a motorbike and strolled up to 5000 meters for an unforgettable sunrise. At least part of the experiences will share with you in the new series.
Leaving out Lake Naivasha during a visit to Kenya would be a sin. Unlike other national parks, you do not pay for entry, but you can almost certain that you will see hippos, plenty of waterfowl and probably buffaloes or giraffes in the immediate vicinity.
The first place I headed from the capital was Mount Longonot National Park. The 2 780-meter high volcano with an almost perfect crater offers a wonderful trek and the opportunity to see close enough wild animals. I set off right after sunrise and I did not regret it.
Another of the parks where I couldn't resist in Kenya and went wild, was relatively small Hell’s Gate in the immediate vicinity of Lake Naivasha. There are several canyons and lots of animals all year round. I was lucky to meet giraffes and dozens of buffaloes from a few meters away.
Nairobi ("a place where cold water is available") belongs to one of greatest towns in Africa. The British citadel, where the town was established (in the altitude of nearly 2000 metres above sea level), protected one of the first railway line (Mombasa-Victoria Lake) of the continent.