Mt Ngong Hiking Day Tour

Mt Ngong Hiking Day Tour

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About Mt Ngong Hiking Day Tour

Ngong hills forest is located in the northern tip of Kajiado County and it’s about 25Km from Nairobi city.

The forest covers an area of 3077.6 ha. It is managed by Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Located towards the west of the capital is the picturesque Ngong Hills. The speciality of these hills is that they have distinct seven hump-like structure which resembles the Knuckles of a fist and offer astonishing views of Karen and the Great Rift Valley. Overlooking the Great Rift Valley, Ngong Hills is the perfect destination for a one-day hike trip if you are in Nairobi. The hills are covered with the stunning flower gardens which is simply mind blowing. There are numerous serpentine routes on the valley, allowing adventure lovers to plan a hike on the hills or simply wander about exploring the beautiful greenery on the slopes. Nature is at its best form here with a mix of flora and fauna including giraffe, Buffalo, bushbuck and herd of baboons that are often seen grazing along the valley. The hills were also featured in the movie 'Out of Africa'.


  • We provide with custom itineraries based on how much time you want to spend on the mountain and which route you have plan to take.

  • With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, a Mount Kenya climb is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa.

  • This prime location gives trekkers to chance to spot some of wildlife that in-habits the area.

This hiking day Tour starts at 0700 Hours from your hotel or residence and drive to the Ngong Hills. We drive along Ngong Road going past Dagoretti Corner, Karen and Ngong Town to reach Ngong Police Station from where we get an armed escort (Ranger) from the Kenya Wildlife Services and also a local guide. The sharp spine of the Ngong Hills stretches for 11.5 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours (without long rest breaks) to walk from end to end. The hike up Ngong Hills starts right from Ngong town at the northern foot of the hills 1961m above sea level, and traverses the whole range to the southern end at “Kona Baridi” meaning cold corner. Depending, on how fit you are the whole journey can take 4 hours to 5 Hours at most.

The first 2 kilometers from Ngong Police Station are a gradual ascent through human settlements until you get to a Kenya Wildlife Barrier 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 descents into a trough before you climb 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. The highest peak (7th Hill called Lamwia) on the knuckle-shaped Ngong hills is at 2460 meters/ 8070 Feet above sea level.

Thankfully, the views all round are magnificent, making the effort worthwhile. 15 Kilometers to the east is the Nairobi National Park, to the North East is Nairobi city views, and to the west the hills overlook Masai Manyattas 1,000 meters down in the Rift Valley.

On a lucky day, you are likely to encounter buffalos 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.

There is a long, sloping walk downward to "kona baridi" corner - cold corner - which is where our driver meets you and drives you back to Nairobi to end your Trekking Excursion.


  • Professional English Speaking Safari Guide/Driver.

  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.

  • Transport in a safari van with open top

  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees

  • All meals included while on safari

  • Pre–tour itinerary document

  • Extensive Game drives


  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.

  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.

  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Laundry services

  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

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