Mount Longonot stands over the shores of Lake Naivasha. It’s a dormant volcano which is 2,886 meters high. Hiking the slopes of this mountain gives one amazing views of its crater, great rift valley and Naivasha. A hike at Mount Longonot is an ideal day activity from Nairobi or Naivasha. For a hiking safari to Mt. Longonot Kenya and more other adventures check http://www.junglebeachsafaris.com



Picture courtesy of Heritage hotels (http://www.atta.travel/heritage/post/2012/07/17/Mount-Longonot.aspx)




Kenya, just as many other African countries, boasts of diversity in terms of wildlife, nature and beach experiences. The magnificent national parks, reserves and sanctuaries are sights to behold and they are complemented by the various lakes sitting on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The game drives at the Maasai Mara National Reserve; the jewel of Kenya’s crown, are amazing especially between  July through to October due to the Great Wildebeest Migration; recently named the eighth wonder of the world.

                The magical nature and adventures have captured the attention of the British Royal Family who have created two memorable moments in history both at the Aberdares and the mount Kenya region. Princess Elizabeth on February 1952, was staying at Treetops hotel when his father King George VI passed on.  Princess Elizabeth was visiting Kenya with her husband, Prince Phillip, and it is said they were on their honeymoon. Princess Elizabeth climbed Treetops  a princess and descended as a Queen which was and still is historical.Image

Treetops- Aberdares National Park, Kenya

                     Many years later, her grandson, Prince William proposed to his long- term girlfriend Kate Middleton. The proposal was at the Rutundu Log Cabins which is located on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. The log cabins give a serene atmosphere for one to experience the wild to the fullest and still provides a romantic setting due to the breath-taking beauty of the surroundings and the privacy.


The Rutundu Log Cabin- slopes of Mount Kenya

It’s quite evident that the Royal family has an eye for Kenya when it comes to romantic destinations in the wild. This and many more is what Kenya has to offer and unless one experiences it first-hand, it would be hard to explain what pleasure, fun and relaxation comes with a safari to any of the Kenyan destinations. Try it and live to tell of the memorable experience(s).