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Ngong Hills, Nairobi

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • I strongly suggest to go there well protected against the wind. It is so windy that you could fly. Even though I could only enjoy the view because it was too late for every activity, I suggest...  more »
  • First time we did Ngong Hills, I thought it would be a nice leisurely Sunday morning stroll! Not at all! Be prepared that this is not an easy hike. If you are very fit, you can try to do all 4 hills.....  more »
  • We went in July so it was extremely cold. The climb was quite challenging but lots of fun! Dress warmly and have your climbing shoes on. It can get quite slippery.  more »
  • An excellent experience. A great getaway from urban life. Stunning views. You however require to be fit to climb all seven hills. You don't have to by the way and most people stop at the 2nd or third peaks which is manageable. For best experience, drive past the gate all the way to where the wind turbines end. Park as high up as possible. Just a tip 😉
  • the place is so fantastic.There is cool climate, and free circulation of atmospheric air. Actually is agood place to go for hike with your friends
  • Good for team building, and sight seeing, also easy to access if you had a car.
  • Good place for a weekend outing with a good trek. The seven hills take more than 4hrs to climb. Good views, they recommend taking security beyond a cer
  • Offers the perfect view of the city. Cold and windy, a hoody, heavy jacket and wind breaker glass would be the best outfit.

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