Mount Longonot is an extinct volcano that rises from the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Its name is derived from the Maasai word 'Oloonong'ot' meaning "mountains of many spurs" or "steep ridges". The crater of the mountain provides a unique spectacular view from the top due to the thick forest lying within it. The rim also provides great scenic view across the Rift Valley all the way to L. Naivasha. The park has a wide array of wildlife attractions including Buffalos, Elands, Zebras, Grants Gazelle, Leopard and Giraffe that one cannot fail to spot during the hike up the mountain.
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Most of the peaks; Batian, Nelion and Lenana on Mount Kenya have been summited. Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice.