Ngong Hills are in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley in southern Kenya. The word ‘Ngong’ is derived from the Maasai language meaning ‘knuckles due to the four-hill peaks of the ridge. The Ngong Hills overlook the Nairobi National Park. From the west side slopes, they overlook the Great Rift Valley, dropping more than 4,000 feet where Maasai villages have been developed.
The peak of the Ngong Hills is about 8070 feet above sea level. The surrounding area was a settler farming region during British colonial rule, and the colonial houses still exist the four peaks of the Hills appears in the back-ground of several scenes near Karen Blixen‘s house in the 1985 film Out of Africa.
Residents reported seeing lions in the hills In the 1990s . The solitary grave of Denys Finch Hatton, marked by an obelisk and garden which overlooks the vast game reserve is located on the eastern slopes of the Ngong Hills.