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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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  • You don't have to be a nature lover to fall in love with Ngong hills. This gem is notorious for the beautiful views it offers. Whether on a casual 'stroll' or fun hiking, this is one of the best place...  more »
  • An hour and thirty minute drive from Nairobi, this place is great for a Sunday hike with family and friends. Its surrounded by wind turbines at the start of the hike. The place experiences strong curr...  more »
  • We've walked these hills a lot - you will need an armed guide though - it pays to be careful in this city! I enjoyed the slog up to the top and then the carefree drift down again Lunch at Talisman fol...  more »
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  • Great place for hiking and to have a nature walk.
  • I really enjoyed hiking on this great hills
  • Great for hikes even for beginner hikers.
  • great place for testing your fitness. Unless you are a fit person, please do some practice before facing the mills. By the time i was through with the 5th hill, I felt like looking for a chopper to fly me back to the entrance. I couldn't believe i had to go down and up the same hills. Quite a good place for group activities and hiking. I will have to go back there
  • Love Hiking... Then came here you won't be disappointed.

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