Enjoy wonderful views of the city of Nairobi and the Great Rift Valley while hiking the Ngong hills on our Nairobi day Tour. This majestic mountain range spans the western end of Nairobi. It is famous in many historical works, including Karen Blixen’s film “Out of Africa”. Her lover Denys Finch Hatton was buried along the hills and the story was that Karen could see the grave site from her house. The peak of the Ngong Hills lies at 2,460m. This exciting hiking tour will help you unlock this and much more fascinating features of the legendary Ngong Hills.
Pick up from your hotel or airport at 7.45 a.m and drive to the base of the Ngong Hills, where the hike will take place.
Arrive at 9.00 a.m . We shall enjoy hiking all the peaks that form a series along the mountain and our guides will help you learn about the history of the place.
The hike up Ngong Hills starts from Ngong town at the northern foot of the hills, 1,961m above sea level, and traverses the whole range to the southern end at Kona Baridi. This takes about 4 to 5 hour to complete. The first kilometer from Ngong Police Station is a gradual ascent through human settlements until you get to a barrier indicating the start of the Ngong Hills forest reserve. From here on, you go past a wind farm, before climbing the first steep hill leading to an area populated with Radio repeater station masts.
The trail thins out and descends into a trough before emerging on to the next steep hill. Just when you think the worst is over, the rolling hills seem to keep popping up, with each taking its toll on you. Thankfully, the views all round are magnificent, making the effort worthwhile. On a lucky day, you are likely to encounter buffalo around the fourth hill, on account of the abundant bushes at these higher altitudes on the range. To your right is a fantastic view of the Great Rift Valley, while on the far left is a view of the City of Nairobi. Your tour will end at 1300 hrs and depart Ngong Hills for Nairobi.
- Ngong Hills Entrance Fees
- Professional driver
- Private to Ngong Hill’s and back
- Guide to take you around
- Food and drinks