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Ngong Hills

Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hiking trip. One needs protection though. But those people are available.Furthermore you need proper hiking shoes.

Thank A3242IMmichaelv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the hills is hectic through Ngong town but once one gets to the hills it is fantastic. the spectacular view of the massive wind turbines and The Rift Valley floor is priceless. The setting makes the place excellent for sundowners. One should...More

Thank ngethepm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the city center, this range of seven hills makes for a great day out. The hike is moderate in terms of difficulty level. The view although very beautiful remains relatively constant throughout the hike - hence may get a bit boring. But it...More

Thank Drashya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good 4 day stay on the hotel .. hotel provides all services and the staff here are very friendly.. Rooms are comfortable.. Placed at a good location almost in the middle of the city..

Thank Shriroop R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank travellingzebra
Reviewed 7 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 22 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
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roy o
Do they allow picnics? If so are there charges and where would the perfect spots be?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Maureen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do at designated spots.
Brittany H
How much did people pay for the guide? Just so I know what is fair/expected :)
5 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
What is the entry Charge
22 October 2016|
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Response from Lorenza J | Reviewed this property |
No more than 200 Kes. If you lucky they just might let you in if you pay them no attention. #truestory. just carry lose change of no more than 500 Kes.