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“Picnic in the Ngong HIlls” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ngong Hills

Ngong Hills
Ranked #11 of 109 things to do in Nairobi
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Picnic in the Ngong HIlls”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

There is vast, sparse, rugged wilderness here. You will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to traverse the area. The town of Ngong is full of quaint sights also.

Visited December 2012
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Westlands, Nairobi
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“great scenic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A great panoramic place with superb landscapes. A nice picnic spot and a great place for photography

Visited July 2013
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“serious exercise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

looking to lose some pounds, then u r at the right place.......this hills will do things to you that no gym can. just be sure to be ready for the very red soil up there. leave your whites and sandals at home. dress like u going for a safari. hehe.

Visited July 2012
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“Green "Knuckles" With A View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Fighting traffic on Ngong Road to the village of Ngong was a bit discouraging to start, but a good driver and perseverance got us to the top where the view was worth the hassles. Must go through Ngong Ranger Station and pay a fee (about $10) plus take an armed forest ranger (tip at end of journey) along to top. Ngong means "knuckles" in Maasai as the hills, from Nairobi, look like your knuckles when making a fist. We were able to drive to top and park. Walked to edge of Rift Valley for a spectacular view of green vistas, grazing cattle and giant wind turbines. Chatted with some Kenyans on top, got one western dressed teenager who was herding cattle to pose as typical Maasai with one leg up and stick behind his head held by hands. Saw some traditionally dressed older Maasai upon return through Ngong Village. Worth the effort!

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful area for a day trip or afternoon drive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Beautiful area for a day trip or afternoon drive - made famous in Out Of Africa as Karen Blixen loved them. Not far from the city. If you don't have a car, hire a local taxi from town, fix a price for the half day trip, not expensive. Ask a Kenyan what Ngong means - interesting!

Visited April 2012
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