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Ngong Hills: Karen Blixen Museum Ngong Hills: Karen Blixen House Library Ngong Hills: Museum Grounds Ngong Hills: Auto used in film, 'Out of Africa'
Ngong Hills: A catered lunch in the Ngong Hills Ngong Hills: View of the Great Rift Valley Ngong Hills: A Weaver watches from overhead  
       
       
       

Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi, in southern Kenya.

The word "Ngong" is a Maasai word meaning "knuckles," due to the 4 hill peaks of the ridge, which stands alone rising from the plain around Nairobi.


The Ngong Hills, from the eastern slopes, overlook the Nairobi National Park game reserve and the city of Nairobi.

From the western slopes, the Ngong Hills overlook the Great Rift Valley dropping over 1000 meters (4,000 ft) below.

The highest peak in the Ngong Hills is at 2460 meters (8070 feet) above sea level.


During the years of British colonial rule, the area around the Ngong Hills was a major settler farming region.


In the 1985 film Out of Africa, the four peaks of the Ngong Hills appear in the background of several scenes near Karen Blixen's house.

The solitary grave of Denys Finch Hatton, marked by an obelisk and garden, is located on the eastern slopes of the Ngong Hills, overlooking the vast game reserve.