The Ngong Hills lie along the Great Rift Valley, located in the southwest of Nairobi, in southern Kenya. The word “Ngong” is a Maasai word meaning “knuckles”, referring to the 4 hill peaks of the ridge, which stand alone rising from the plain around Nairobi. The Ngong Hills, from the eastside slopes, overlook the Nairobi National Park and, off to the north, the city of Nairobi. The Ngong Hills, from the westside slopes, overlook the Great Rift Valley dropping over 4,000 feet below, where nomadic Maasai live. Magnificent cycling trails run through Kibiku Forest, along the Ngong Hills ridge and to the windmills at the top, with the latter being more technical. A lunch of Nyama Choma (barbecue the Kenyan style) can be arranged to give you the ultimate Kenyan experience.
Perfect for cross country riders
25 minute drive from Nairobi
Lots of dirt roads, some single tracks with moderate climbs and tarmac roads
Trails are accessible all through the year except during the heavy rains (always confirm with us before booking)
What to see: Kibiku Forest, the knuckles of the Ngong Hills, Maasai villages, the Great Rift Valley (with its other hills) and the windmills
Tours can range from 2 to 6 hours of riding (20 – 70km)
All rides start and end at the Kilimo Grand Resort in Thogoto
Morning rides between 8.30 am and 2.30 am
Afternoon rides between 12.00 pm and 6.30 pm
Comfortable athletic/cycling clothing, helmet, gloves and sunscreen lotion.