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Breathtaking Caves in Ngurunga Cia Njangiri

Are you looking for an easy hike near Nairobi with panoramic views? You might want to try Ngurunga Cia Njangiri. The breathtaking caves take the shape of the horn of Africa.

The trail starts at Lusigetti shopping centre where we walk for a short distance on the tarmac. From there, we go into the community land and head towards the caves.

What is so special about this trail

  • The name – Ngurunga Cia Njangiri is a Kikuyu name that can be loosely translated to mean “Caves for terrorist/muggers”.  You can also find remnants of ash and names of people scribbled on the walls. The locals sometimes go to pray in these caves.
  • Panoramic views of the area. The caves boast a great view of Kajiado North where you can take some great pictures.

Challenge level

The trail is 12km long, relatively easy and suitable for beginners. The terrain is relatively flat with a minimal inclination as you ascend to the caves. 

The Breathtaking Caves in Ngurunga Cia Njangiri are rocky and slippery, so be careful when ascending and descending them.


The central meeting point is on the benches near Bata Hilton Nairobi CBD. From there, we head out to take public transport to Lusigetti. The journey to the starting point is about an hour long. The cost of transportation to and from the starting point is approximately Ksh 300.

 The trail is also self-drive friendly in case you don’t want to take public transport.

What do you need for the trail?

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking pole
  • Backpack
  • Snacks such as nuts, granola bars, fruits, fresh juice,
  • 3 Litres of water (bring a reusable water bottle or a hydration pack)
  • Long-sleeved shirts to avoid sunburns

Here’s a list of resources for hiking gear you can check out.

Hiking Gear Vendors – Lets Drift 

Can you bring your kids with you?

Yes. Ngurunga cia Njangiri is child-friendly, for active children above 10 years. So, you can bring your family with you for a fun-filled weekend.

Now that you know about Ngurunga cia Njangiri, we hope to see you on the trails!

Similar trails

If you like Ngurunga cia Njangiri, you might also want to check out Nachu, and Kipeto trails