About Ngong Hills

Located along the Great Rift Valley, the Ngong Hills is a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country as well as international tourists. It is a prime location for both trekking as well as picnics. The whole mountain range is a gazetted reserve covering an area of over twenty thousand square kilometers. It gets its iconic name  from a spring in Ngong Town, translated as 'Rhinoceros Spring'. 

Must See

Breathtaking views of the Rift Valley from the hilltops, Perfect picnic spots atop the hills, Nature trails to travel through, Ngong Hills Power Station- the first of its kind in Kenya.

How to reach

It is about 22 km southwest of the city. Take matatu 111 from the terminus near Nairobi Railway Station as far as Ngong town, then hire a bodaboda (motorbike taxi) to take you up to the start of the trail at the KFS post.


  • Most hikers reach the highest and return by the same route making a 12 km round trip of 4 to 5 hours, allowing for rest breaks.
  • In the past, some hikers reported being robbed or mugged on the southern part of the hills, so be cautious and do not carry jewellery or large amounts of money.
  • Carry a hat and sunglasses, if required.
  • Get comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Carry drinking water, as you will need it.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold to keep yourself warm.

Visit Time

Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Monday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


100 Ksh


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Time you can spend

4 to 5 hours


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Moderate Rain 16.41°C


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