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Ngong Hills

Address: Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #25 of 93 things to do in Nairobi
Type: Mountains, Trails, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Mountains, Trails, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Entrance fee should be 400 per person for residents. One sees a lot of wind turbines owned by Kengen to exploit the high winds on the rift. Great place for a hike, climb, picturesque view of Nairobi. One also sees marathon trainers who take advantage of the higher altitude and cleaner air to do their training....would love to come back... More 

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Once a forester and still an ardent environmentalist my senses were assaulted by the extensive network of wind turbines deposited on the Ngong ridge line - not quite what I expected! Nevertheless, the wind farm certainly seems to be well located as throughout our 5 hour ridge walk the wind was an irksome companion yet put to good use all... More 

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We drove out to the Ngong Hills from Nairobi on a Monday and paid the entrance fee of 600 each for non-residents and did not get a guide there at the "gate". We drove the car up to the first hill and ate a picnic lunch looking out over the valley. Instead, the person who drove us knew the place... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Away from hectic Nairobi, check out the Ngong Hills which have been many a setting for Hollywood Blockbusters. I volunteered not far from here on a project and was lucky to see this lovely part of Kenya. Come here for some peace and quiet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I grew up near the foothills of Ngong Hills. When I was a boy, I always said: One day I will build a house there and live in it. Well I did. I cris-crossed the Hills many times. Today I sit on my 'out of Africa balcony overlooking the Hills and enjoy the views, the birds chipping on my lawn... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great place for take a rest for a while from the nairobi's hectic, enjoying nairobi in a different atmosphere, rerfeshing !!

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place has a great birds eye-view of Nairobi. the winds are a permanent feature there. Great kite flying site.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited with a group of college mates, and the walk uphill was fantastic. We braved the rain but it cleared once we were uphill, giving us a nice view. We however met a guard who was unnecessarily rude and almost getting aggressive as we were way behind schedule. I appreciate the fact that he was saying that it was... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had such an amazing time going up the hills, looking down into Maasai land over the cliffs, The sunsets are so divine, the wind and the breeze. just so much for look forward to. It is ideal for picnics, relaxing hiking, games for the entire family, retreats. go, see for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I visited Ngong Hills May this year. From the entrance where the wind mills are located to the other end a spot called 'Kona Baridi' the trek is challenging ascending and descending all the 7 hills, the 4th 'Buffalo's Hill' is particularly challenging. It's steep, very steep, and your need joints are on trial here. the track is narrow snaking... More 

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