Ngong Hills
Ngong Hills
4.5
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Take in the fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi at a distance from the top of these lush green hills. A short drive from the city, the hills are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Activities include birdwatching, picnicking, hiking, and ziplining, and you’ll also find restaurants and accommodations. You can camp out on the hills, but be sure to pack appropriately to shield yourself from the area’s strong winds. Hire a private guide to make the most of your adventure. Note that the rainy months are usually April, May, and November. – Tripadvisor
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Brian L
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Beautiful hike on the outskirts of Nairobi. The first hill is quite long but can be driven up. There are 7 hills total, but my favorite view was actually the third hill. This is a rather challenging hike, especially in the heat of the day as there is very little shade. Plenty of people on the trail, but not a ton of tourists. Those that don’t come are missing out as the hike features beautiful views of both the rift valley and Nairobi. I would be comfortable doing the hike with no guide but arranging transportation may be the challenge.
Written 13 May 2024
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Okullo I
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We did a hike here and it was just amazing I enjoyed the treck, the view was amazing, it is an activity I can recommend to keep your body fit. The view are amazing too!!!
Written 10 February 2024
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Joseph M
Nairobi, Kenya74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Amazing experience of the seven landmark hills with an impressive vegetation cover wildlife and scenary on a clear day you are likely to see the capital Nairobi ,Mt .Kenya,Naivasha which hosts the Mt Longonot and hellsgate not forgetting our beautiful freshwater lake naivasha,the hike is doable and enjoyable and not so far from the city .It has a basket of activities and very good sugarcane tumeric ginger cocktail 🍸 along the path for bookings with me your favorite and youngest guide +2547 48 847 572
Written 4 December 2023
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Fredrick Opolo
Nairobi Region, Kenya9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
This place was Amezing more especially the cool wind that's blown on the hills and the awesome view of Rift valley escarpment.
Written 23 November 2023
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Elizabeth S
London, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great experience , amazing challenging Hike, travel light !
Sunday Morning Visit - ideally before 10am as it does get hot/ uncomfortable hike in the sun, once you come off the main road, the approach to Ngong Hills is steep / rough road , 4x4 vehicle best to reach the pay point / foot of the hills, we went as a big group, at busy time which is best as no visible security once on the hills , toilets at foot of the hills were not great , you need hiking boots , hat, water bottle , amazing views , great place to stop for a picnic but you a light jacket/ fleece as it is cool at the top & large windmills adding to chill, there were cattle grazing on the hills , we encountered a grumpy bull , a keeper was not visible which was concerning, we enjoyed a refreshing sugar cane , lime and ginger juice , freshly made worth taking an empty bottle to take some juice home !!
Written 10 August 2023
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Joseph M
Nairobi, Kenya74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Guys guys guys!!!are you looking for a great getaway from the busy noisy city...are you looking for peace and quiet?Are you looking for an adventure like no other one that leaves you thirsting for more?Book your hike with Joseph Matthews Kenya's youngest guide from the foot of the beautiful NgongHills...I will not spoil the surprise book with me and share your experience after🤠🇰🇪🥂

To book with me kindly watsapp or call 0748847572

Written 9 July 2023
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Steven P
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Started early in the morning at around 7am before the guards opened their hut where you are supposed to pay an entrance fee so I just passed as there was nobody. It was really cold in the beginning but immediately as the sun shows up the temperatures are rising instantly. It's a gentle trek for the longest part. Just up and down hill but offers some great views of Nairobi and the Rift Valley on the other side. I loved the atmosphere as there are not too many facilities and its more adventurous this way. It took me about 3 hours from the entrance to the exit where you somehow end up without any infrastructure but I found a motorbike driver that took me back all the way to village nearby where I was able to call a Uber to get back to town. Great experience overall
Written 28 April 2023
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
These hills are beautiful and historic in terms of Karen Blixen. One gets a beautiful view of them from the Karen Blixen Museum and her gardens.
Written 26 October 2022
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Dan Brown Chauffeurs
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The place is so nice for hill climbing, camping,picnic and also sight seeing,
The view of Nairobi from the top of the hills is breath taking and also the view of sunset from up there is un imaginable
Written 1 August 2022
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Ruhi Patel
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A good place to go for a hike. The place does have a restaurant and a picnic site but I would say they could add a few more activities for more enjoyment.
Written 26 July 2022
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