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Address: Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Awesome views. Vendors are at the best places to stop. Be prepared to purchase something or just say no. hapanna in Swahili.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I believe that good travelers make locations fantastic. Then why not have an hike up on Ngong Hills?. That is if you are just feeling lazy and do not intend to hike up the entire route. A drive up to the site with communication masts and 15 minute hike up could land you to a superb picnicking spot. get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Awesome views. Vendors are at the best places to stop. Be prepared to purchase something or just say no. hapanna in Swahili.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Ngong Hills hike consists of seven hills that visitors traverse over the course of about fours. We paid for our guides (1500/ each) at the police station, then drove our vehicle up the first two hills to a secure parking area that is fenced. We paid the entrance fee (400/ for residents) at the first hill. It was insisted... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Great Rift Valley | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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