I too tried to climb the "wart hog" mountain one afternoon in August, 1999. After about an hour we were so surrounded by an impenetrable wall of high grass that we could not proceed any further. We did however find a nearby mountain stream that provided a cold but refreshing dip!
Just a word on the failed Mt. Longido climb (hike).
After 2 hours my guide was scared to death and wanted to go down because of the presence of...buffaloos. Maybe he just felt responsible.
So for me no summit of Mt. Longido :-((
I place this under tourist traps because the hike to the summit is greatly promoted in the brochure, and according to this, the guides are supposed to know how to deal with buffaloos.