Ngong Hills

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Ngong Hills
4.5
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Claudio G
Sicily, Italy20 contributions
Very windy
Aug 2021
I strongly suggest to go there well protected against the wind.
It is so windy that you could fly.
Even though I could only enjoy the view because it was too late for every activity, I suggest visiting this place.

Pro tip: bring a range rover!
Written October 3, 2021
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Laetitia M
16 contributions
Challenging for sure.
Aug 2021 • Friends
First time we did Ngong Hills, I thought it would be a nice leisurely Sunday morning stroll! Not at all! Be prepared that this is not an easy hike. If you are very fit, you can try to do all 4 hills, but remember that you then have to turn around and come back again too. We did it with our kids and I don't think the youngest will do it again lol. After the first 2 hills she was crying and tired. Be prepared, I cannot stress this...it is a not so much technical difficulties but more endurance that you need. The hills are not that steep, except the last one, but you do need to be carefull on the down parts. Hiking shoes is a must. Don't carry too much stuff,just a small backpack with water and light snacks. It is cold up there. But the views and scenery is very beautiful. Took us about 4 or 5 hours and it was about 8km.
Written August 19, 2021
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Mugure Irene
2 contributions
Challenging but fun
Jul 2021
We went in July so it was extremely cold. The climb was quite challenging but lots of fun! Dress warmly and have your climbing shoes on. It can get quite slippery.
Written July 12, 2021
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Mary J
1 contribution
Harmonize your rules
Mar 2021 • Friends
I had a horrible experience! The guard at the gate told us that plastics are not allowed.We were happy to give her all our soda bottles.And we were excited to celebrate our friends birthday.Shocker, upon picking a perfect spot,another guard showed up claiming he needs to inspect our cars for booze! But its not the rules, its the way the rules were communicated. We were threatened to be charged and that the supervisor would be called ! We just needed a place to relax😑
Written March 7, 2021
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Lau M.
3 contributions
Kenya is BEAUTIFUL
Jul 2020
I've been to Ngong' twice now and I wish I could go often for picnics and relaxation. The view is amaziiing.. I love every bit of it especially for a relaxed afternoon and picnic. Don't make a mistake of going when it is cold, you will freeze, lol. The winds up there are not a joke; if you have a car, that's better. If any of your friends hasn't been to ngong', please, take them 😁😁
Written February 24, 2021
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Mrinalini
3 contributions
A scenic place but ruined by easy accessibilty.
Jun 2020
A bit disappointed with the construction work going on plus the litter everywhere on the hills. It would be nice if vehicles were not allowed up till the top and the people would not litter such a beautiful and scenic place.
Written December 5, 2020
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Chege Anne
7 contributions
My TRUE round trip Ngong Hills Experience (to & fro journey)
Oct 2020 • Friends
My experience to Ngong Hills was spot on!! It was fun, and I would certainly do it again! I read reviews here, so I went fully prepared. Here I am to affirm statements said, as I add mine:

1. Start your trip early, esp if you are doing a round trip... We were there by 8.00 am. The mist/fog clouds add to the scenery and experience. And the return journey becomes a walk in the park, more bearable and more scenic.
2. Carry warm clothes, throw in a SCARF, thank me later
3. Good grip shoes (soles) are the key to making it. Make sure you have these. PS: the shoes must be comfortable and light.
4. If you go by private means, leave your car at the turbine station. That way, you conquer the steep hills first :) You will need the energy esp for a round trip (to & fro)
5. If you start your journey early, carry warm water. It will help with the windy/cold situation. The water will cool down soon enough, don't worry.
6. Eat no sweets, they increase dehydration chances. If it's sugar you need, dissolve some glucose in the warm water.
7. Carry loose money to support the women and kids by buying their beads.
8. DON'T carry a walking aid (unless you need it) - it adds to the luggage.
9. Eat something before you start your journey. Your body will thank you for it.
10. Remember to have fun! Enjoy the trip. Laugh. Make it memorable
Written October 31, 2020
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Magda W
Lavington, Kenya3 contributions
Hiking!!!
Apr 2020
Get closer to the wind turbines. Carry warm clothes it can get very windy and cold. It is also a great place to host your events.
Written October 23, 2020
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Jean-Paul KYOKYA
Nairobi, Kenya5 contributions
Hike
Jul 2020
Got invited by a friend of mine for a hike in « Ngong Hills ».
Given that I had never gone for a hike before in my life, I jumped on this opportunity.
I can only say that Ngong Hills has given me taste for hikes and group activities. It was really fun and also challenging physically.
I’d do that again if I have the chance to.
Written September 30, 2020
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MinKrasi
Nairobi, Kenya74 contributions
Tough one!!
Aug 2020
Tried the hills for the first time and found them difficult. While other hikers passed me with ease I was really found it hard. Main lesson is one needs to prepare well for them. Also after the first hill there are some ladies selling fruits so that was welcome. The views are amazing!! and i was glad i did it!!
Written September 27, 2020
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