Ngong’ Town Kenya Guide
Ngong’ Town is a town near the Ngong Hills in Kajiado County and along the Great Rift Valley, located in the southwest of Nairobi, in southern Kenya. It has an estimated population of 107,188 people. 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 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 tribe villages have been developed.
Geography of Ngong’ Kenya Town
The general population of Ngong, Kenya is 57,483 people, and the elevation of Ngong town is 1,961 meters in altitude, but the altitude of the hills is about 2,460 meters above sea level. Ngong is the central town of Ngong division of the Kajiado District.
History of Ngong Town Kenya
During the years of British colonial rule, the area around the Ngong Hills was a major settler farming region and many traditional colonial houses are still seen in the area. Today Ngong and its environs is a well-developed outskirt providing a good residing place for many of Nairobi’s workers.
Ngong division consists of the Nairobi suburbs of Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, [Matasia] (Oloolua Area) and Kitengela where the residents are primarily Nairobians who build houses in the more quiet regions of the city.
In the 1985 film Out of Africa, the four peaks of the Ngong Hills appear in the background of several scenes at Karen Blixen’s Museum, located near Ngong. Local residents still reported seeing lions in the Hills during the 1990s.
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. Former and current world marathon athletes, including all time champion Paul Tergat reside here. It is the see city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ngong.
Places To Visit and Things To Do While in Ngong’ Town Kenya
- Ngong’ Hills
Accommodation and Hotels in Ngong Town Kenya
- Cozy One Bedroom Apartment
- Ngong Florida Inn
- Run with Elite Marathoners
- Acacia Wood Home
Education Istitutions in Ngong’ Town Kenya
- Oloolaiser Boys High School
- Damwa Institute of Professional Studies
- DAwamu Computer College
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