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Daily Tour 1 Day Ngong Hills Hike
Ngong Hills, Kenya Kenya

The Ngong Hills day trip is a full day hiking excursion in Ngong Hills forest from your Nairobi hotel to enjoy a 6-hour hike.

Top 6 Tips to Ngong Hills 1 Day Hiking Trip

  • A challenging 1-day hiking trip on Ngong hills to clear the 5 peaks.
  • Amazing views of the Great Rift Valley on your Ngong hills 1-day hike trip.
  • Exciting scenery from the forest on the Ngong hills with exciting canopy on the hiking trail
  • Amazing views of Nairobi city on the left on your Ngong hills 1-day hiking trip
  • Occasional sighting of buffalos on your 1-day hike trail trip on Ngong hills
  • View of the wind power turbines at the start of your 1 day trip Ngong hills hike trail
  • Enjoy bird watching on your Ngong hills hiking day trip if you are a birder

Ngong is a Masai word that means knuckles. A popular Masai people folk tale says that once upon a time, God was angry with the Masai and in anger thrust his fist up towards the sky from the ground. The Ngong hills was formed from that fist of God.

However the most plausible explanation would be from the down warping of the rift valley which created hill on the eastern escarpment.

To date the Ngong hills has five peaks, which look like a human hand knuckles. The Ngong hills form a naturally challenging hiking trail. Hikers will try the challenge to hike from the Ngong Town end of the hills through to the corner Baridi end of the hills.

The Ngong hills hike is a moderate to medium difficulty hike, which can be tackled by anyone of average fitness. It is a scenic hike where you get to view the Great Rift Valley below and the lush green forest

1 Day Ngong Hills Hiking Trip Itinerary

A Ngong hills 1 day hiking trip is a full day hike and you will need to carry some light snacks or picnic lunch to re-energize after the hike. An ideal day hike itinerary for Ngong hills is as below:

0730hrs: Meet up in town at a predetermined pick up point at the Nairobi CBD for your Ngong Day hike

0800hrs: Your Ngong hills 1-day hike drive starts from Nairobi to the hikes trailhead.

0930hrs: Start your hike from the Ngong town side of the hiking trail. (You can also opt to start the Ngong hills hike from the rear end and end on the Ngong town side). The Ngong hills 1-day hike trip is done at a slow comfortable pace to ensure everyone keeps up. The vehicle will drop you at the entrance to the forest and drive around the hills to pick you from the trail end at corner Baridi.

1100hrs: Continue with your hike through the peaks and forest areas enjoying the amazing views into the Great Rift Valley on the right side.

1300hrs: Enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the many open grass patches on the hills with great views of the Nairobi city on the left side.

1500hrs: End your ngong hills 1 day hike trip at a high with some games and jokes as you relax your muscles.

1530hrs: Drive out of the Ngong hills after the hike from the Nairobi drop off.

1700hrs: Drop off at Nairobi city centre after the Ngong hills hiking day trip.

Ngong Hills 1 Day Hike Trip Cost/Prices

Prices for the Ngong hills 1-day hike depends on the number of people participating on the hike. As a family, you can order a private hike, which is the most exciting way to enjoy a fun weekend activity in Nairobi.

Here are 6 Ngong Hills 1 Day Hike price categories


Ngong Hills 1 Day Hike Trip

Cost Per Person in Kshs

1 person Ngong Hills Hike private day trip

2-3 persons Ngong Hills Hike day private trip


4-5 persons Ngong Hills Hike


Above 6 persons Ngong Hills Hike day tour


Children above under 18yrs

75% of adult rate

Children below 3 yrs.

Free of Charge

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