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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 great, and you can settle for climbing all the hills or just 2-3 of them. Buffaloes are present so you need to be accompanied by an askari/armed ranger. The only downside is the pollution. The place needs more baboon proof waste baskets and visitors need to be taught to leave nothing but footprints.

Thank Christina M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breeze, calm and great place to visit. Best place to visit, esp the view of the City and beautiful landscapes

Thank Go822051
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank HI_Nokaoi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading Out of Africa, nice to see the mountains so nicely described in the book. Karen Blixen loved those mountains that she could see from her balcony

Thank Marthe L
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The Ngong Hills are situated near Nairobi, near Karen. One can go by car and it is around a 30 minutes drive outside on Ngong Road. You will need to get a ticket to enter and will also be required to take a forest guard with you. After the first stop of buying a ticket, you proceed to the next level a few Kilo-meters further, where you can park your vehicle and proceed for the hike. Make sure you have your water bottle with you as there is nothing available i side. There are a total of 7 hills that you can climb. The first one apparently the toughest and than the fifth one. You climb up and cone down, than tackle the second one and so on. If your are fit, you will be able to cover all of them in say around 5 plus hours for the round trip. If you are not super fit, you should be able to cover a few hills going and coming back. There is a spot in the beginning near the first hill for zip lining. Overall you can pass a good 4 or 5 hours on a Sunday or Saturday.

Thank sainbasha
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Well, just visit this place! The scenery is just out of this world. From the hills, the rotating turbine and you feel like you on top of Nairobi City... There's an activity there... Zip lining which is just amazing! The area is cold coz of the wind. There's a restaurant too... It's a nice place to spend a boring afternoon at.

Thank JudyEleanorL
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Ngong hills is a great place to unwind yourselves and connect with nature. It is a series of the 7 small hills that one can hike in about 3-4 hrs from start to end and back. The beauty of the hills is that you can choose to hike what you'd like to - there are no strict starting and end points. You can start either from the entrance or drive up one hill and start as well. The top of the first few hills house windmills and is a great sight to behold. Obviously, it is very windy at the top - you may want to carry a light jacket with you. It is also a great place to picnic with your loved ones.

It is bicycle friendly too.

Thank Sriram S
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Although a little far from Nairobi city on the outskirts of town, Ngong Hills is a nice getaway to see the stunning views of the rolling green hills.

Thank JanetShiro
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

For lovers and tragics of the movie "Out of Africa", along with a visit to the Karen Blixen house and museum, a pilgrimage to the grave site of Denys Finch Hatton is thoroughly recommended. We hired a driver for a round trip to the grave site, for U$40, and about 4 hours. The location was not easy to find, and many of the locals, only vaguely having heard of it, cannot pinpoint the location. Out driver had to stop a number of times to ask for directions. As the crow flies, it is maybe 12 to 15 kilometers. Double that for your road journey.
Persevere, it is well worth the visit, whilst in the Nairobi area. The journey itself is interesting, offering a glimpse of towns and villages, and Kenyan life.
While the area may have been a prime safari hunting ground at the time of the story, a hundred years ago, since then, people have moved into the area, and seen the land carved up and cultivated. Vegetation and trees have proliferated. The view is now encumbered. Whilst you can no longer see the grave site from Karen's house, or Karen's house from the grave site, as in the story, you will still have the sense of how it must have been.
A young lady now owns the site,and lives in the property a few meters down the hill. She tends the site, and keeps it in a very respectful condition. Normally locked up, she will open it for you, and tell you some of the history of the site. Expect a small fee.

Thank dave c
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We spent about three hours walking up and down over several summits in a pastoral setting. The clean cool air was wonderful after breathing the diesel fumes in the city. Many families out for picnics

Thank davidgerdmoore
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