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Ngong Hills Walking, Hiking, Climbing Day Tour
Enjoy Wonderful Views of the City of Nairobi and The Great Rift Valley while Hiking The Ngong Hills - Nairobi Day Tour | Kenya

(Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour of Nairobi departs daily and takes place at the Ngong Forest Reserve located 25 Kilometers South West of Nairobi. Its a popular walking and picnicking venue for Nairobi's residents and visitors from all over the Country. The walk/ Hike takes about 4 to 5 hour to complete, depending on fitness levels. )



Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour

Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour

Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour

Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour


Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour of Nairobi

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Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking Day Tour of Nairobi makes it a very popular weekend walking/ Hiking destination as an African Spice Safaris Tour. Ngong Hills (7 Hills) are a popular day-trip safari destination for guests including school groups, hikers, picnickers, professional, amateur runners and worshippers. The hills can become quite busy over the weekends!


Professional and amateur runners will also be found in the morning jogging up and down the steep slopes. The highest peak on the knuckle-shaped Ngong hills is at 2460 meters/ 8070 Feet above sea level, and the whole mountain range is a gazetted forest reserve covering an area of over 21,000 square Kilometers.


The Ngong Hills featured in the film ‘Out of Africa', which was based on the book of the same name by Karen Blixen. Karen Blixen suggested the name “Ngong” came from the Maasai word for “knuckles” and indeed the row of hills do look like a set of knuckles.


The Ngong Hills are where Denys Finch Hatton, Karen Blixen’s lover, is buried and your guide should be able to point to the exact location. The hills were a favorite place for Blixen and Finch Hatton to go hunting, especially for lions.


The lions are gone now though, so it is safe to walk and enjoy the same beautiful scenery the couple enjoyed 100 years ago.

Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking Day Tour Notes
* Ending point Kona Baridi
* Walking Duration 4 - 5 hours

* Starting Point Ngong Police Station

* Difficulty Moderate. Can get very windy

* Distance from Nairobi About 22 Kilometers
* Terrain Initially a dirt road till the radio masts, then trails over the rolling hills for the rest of the way




Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour of Nairobi Prices

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1st Jan 2015
31st Dec 2015

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Things to Bring Along

* Hat

* Wear a good fitting trouser

* Carry, comfortable walking shoes

* It is chilly up there, so it is wise to wear layers – climbing up of course breaks a sweat, but the wind on top as you marvel the view cuts right through you.

* It’s also a good idea to pack some snacks and water before you get into the reserve as there is nowhere to purchase food up there

Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking Day Tour Includes:

* Bottle water

* Park Entrance Fees

* Services of a Ngong Hills Hiking local guide

* Round trip Transportation from Nairobi/ Residence

* Armed escort from the Kenya Wildlife Service Ranger



Accepted Mode of Payment

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Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking Day Tour of Nairobi Description

Our day trip begins at 0700 Hours from your hotel or residence and drive to the Ngong Hills. We take Ngong Road and go past Dagoretti Corner, Karen and Ngong Town till Ngong Police Station. At this point we will get an armed escort (Ranger) from the Kenya Wildlife Services and also a local guide.


The sharp spine of the Ngong Hills stretches for 11.5 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours (without long rest breaks) to walk from end to end. The hike up Ngong Hills starts from Ngong town at the northern foot of the hills 1961m above sea level, and traverses the whole range to the southern end at Kona Baridi.


Depending, on how fit you are the whole journey can take 4 hours to 5 Hours at most. The first 2 kilometers from Ngong Police Station are a gradual ascent through human settlements until you get to a Kenya Wildlife Barrier barrier indicating the start of the Ngong Hills forest reserve.


From here on, you go past a wind farm, before climbing the first steep hill leading to an area populated with Radio repeater station masts.


The trail thins out and descents into a trough before you climb the next steep hill. Just when you think the worst is over, the rolling hills seem to keep popping up, with each taking its toll on you. The highest peak (7th Hill called Lamwia) on the knuckle-shaped Ngong hills is at 2460 meters/ 8070 Feet above sea level


Thankfully, the views all round are magnificent, making the effort worthwhile. 15 Kilometers to the east is the Nairobi National Park, to the North East is Nairobi city views, and to the west the hills overlook Masai Manyattas 1,000 meters down in the Rift Valley.


On a lucky day, you are likely to encounter buffalos around the fourth hill, on account of the abundant bushes at these higher altitudes on the range. To your right is a fantastic view of the Great Rift Valley, while on the far left is a view of the City of Nairobi.


There is a long, sloping walk downward to "kona baridi" corner - cold corner - which is where our driver meets you and drives you back to your residence/ Hotel.



Booking & Reservations for Ngong Hills Hiking/ Walking day Tour of Nairobi in the Ngong Forest Reserve located 25 Kilometers South West of Nairobi - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
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