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Ngong Hills, Nairobi

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Ngong Hills represent a set of peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Nairobi National Park. This gazette forest reserve spanning 21,000 sq km (8,108 sq mi) makes a popular weekend destination for those wishing to hike, jog, or picnic. With the highest peak standing at 2,460 m (8,070 ft), you can get a panorama of Maasai villages from 1,000 m (3,280 ft). You may see some buffalo there, and you can watch for traditional colonial houses, as this was a popular development area during the British colonial rule. Using our online itinerary creator, Nairobi attractions like Ngong Hills can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great hike where you should bring a blanket and a nice picnic. Quite steep, I wouldn't walk in anything less than hiking shoes, but the young kenyans walk sometimes in ballet shoes..! The view is gr...  more »
  • Great breeze, calm and great place to visit. Best place to visit, esp the view of the City and beautiful landscapes  more »
  • I saw them from Karen Blixen's house and I could see windmills on top of the hills. I'm sure Karen saw them a little different  more »
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  • A great place for hiking, picnic and doing exercise for the fitness chasers. Love the topography of the place
  • Amazing views and moderate hike....fun for groups and health enthusiasts
  • With a gently sloping terrain for easy ascension, Ngong hills lie. Freshening environs out of town setting will probably make your weekend worth remembering. Ngong hills have a great origin from Maasai folk tale. Have some time to get there you will probably want to have a house near.
  • Amazing place for hiking and cooking and enjoying the nature and the beautiful scenery from the top class mountains
  • Peace quiet and chilly weather in the afternoons
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