Hiking in Kenya is popular with locals and tourists alike. There are many hiking trails ranging from arduous mountain hikes to ‘walk in the park’ nature trails. There are several within the capital Nairobi, while others are further away. One thing is common – wherever the trail takes you, the stunning scenery is worth the effort.
1. Within Nairobi
Ngong Hills are a short distance from Nairobi and easily accessible by car. The hiking route starts from the northern side, at 1,961m (6,400ft) above sea level. The initial part of the trail cuts through village, then past a wind farm and finally, you get to the radio repeater stations. From then on, you climb and go down the undulating series of hills. The trail ends at the southern part of the hill known as Kona Baridi and takes approximately 4–5 hours to complete, depending on your fitness level.