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Address: Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Nice place to unwind. Bond with your partner as you go up the hill. Have a picnic at the forested area. Entry was 200/ per person. Would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This could be an ideal day hike and may once have been just that, but recent security concerns and the subsequent handling of them made it an unpleasant experience for our small group. An escorted armed guard service is offered by the parks authorities at a cost of Ksh 2,500 but is not obligatory. However, the guards will do their... More 

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Dubai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Once upon a time the Ngong Hills were a preferred place for a Sunday stroll and picnic. A dirt track along several of the Ngong Hills allowed you to carry a small table and chairs and enjoy a rest with a stunning view. Today one has to drive through a landscape destroyed by construction activity to build several windmills. Once... More 

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DORRIGO
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had to go to the foot of the Ngong Hills to visit Hatten's grave. Before I went there a group of Canadian people had stayed a while to pave and plant gardens. The great-grand daughter is the caretaker of the site and it was most interesting to be there. Had to ask the guide which way to aim, for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice place to unwind. Bond with your partner as you go up the hill. Have a picnic at the forested area. Entry was 200/ per person. Would go back again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was based in Ngong Hills for volunteering so I realise it's a bit of a distance from Nairobi but if you get a chance to go it's definitely a good day trip. You can walk from the town which adds on an extra 45 minutes, all the locals can direct you, or you can take a motorbike up to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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