Mount Longonot is an extinct volcano rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley. A hike up to the crater rim is the major tourist attraction to this national park. A unique feature is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.