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Ngong Hills

Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 706 756403
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Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 706 756403
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Ngong Hills (knuckles) lie along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi. The Ngong Hills, from the eastside slopes, overlook the Nairobi National Park. The peak of the Ngong Hills is at 2460 meters (8070 feet) above sea level.

1  Thank hikwam
Reviewed 14 April 2017

That was a nice excursion with friends there. We enjoyed it very much. They are building a new road to the other side of the Hill to Kibiko.

Thank József Ó
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A drive to the Ngong hills took us around 40 minutes from Karen. It was 200 shillings each admission. (Resident rate) You have to pay by Mpesa (mobile money) the wind turbines are noisy and have ruined what was once a beautiful place. The view...More

1  Thank travellingzebra
Reviewed 6 April 2017

even with sun there is a cool breeze, a lot of view points and I think its the highest point around Nairobi. we hiked with a group of 30 people started at 9am was through by 2pm. Carry a lot of water, snacks a camera/phone...More

Thank ian n
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit on a day with good visability. Its all about the views really. Park at the bottom and walk up kind of thing. Completely safe. Ignore the guys with guns at the start telling you about needing an escort. The most dangerous...More

1  Thank Will S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Didn't bother with an armed guard and our group was fine. Friendly people and sheep on the trails. Great for walking the dog off-leash. Super steep pitches, but worth the effort for the great views at the top of each hill. Went to the third...More

1  Thank Rick S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A trek on this hill is a great get-away from the bustle of the city and just a place to chill, picnic and have a 360-degree view of nairobi and its environs!

Thank Mikey C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The air is fresh the walk is great just do not forget to carry your water.The scene is wonderful remember to go in groups and enjoy.Not on a very sunny day!

Thank qudrahnizar
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Tool a drive in the area and I must say, the scenes never disappoint. The air is very cool in the early mornings and late evenings and the views are mostly clear especially during the day.

Thank Patrique M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

It was one of those treks I have enjoyed. Steep, long with a great scenery of the rift Valley, Ngong hills is one of those must go to hills while Kenya. No need to rush, take you time and enjoy every moment.

Thank Maureen A
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Heidi M
4 October 2017|
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Response from travellingzebra | Reviewed this property |
Contrary to others advice we were on our own without a guide and felt very safe.
roy o
6 April 2017|
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Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. There weren't any charges for picnicking except the entrance fee. Also i wouldn't say there are specific spots that are for picnics, just that most people usually prefer the ridge between the 2nd and 3rd hills... More
Brittany H
4 February 2017|
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Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
Around 1k (1000 KES ~ $10). Whereby I've personally never used a guide to hike those hills. Won't see a reason. Unless someone feels insecure and threatened by the open and I fenced environment. ;) But seriously - big game... More