The trail meanders through the thick forest vines and undergrowth below giant indigenous trees and bushes, following the course of Mbagathi River in some places. Giant riverside bamboo stands keep calling you to descend some rickety stairs to the river and rest on the benches built under the bamboo, all while watching the crystal clear waters flow.
This is even made more spectacular by the nearby resting and fluttering of chirping birds.
These include the puff adder, the black mamba, Egyptian Cobra, African rock python and Gaboon viper (with 4-cm long fangs, the longest in the world).
There are also some local fish species, lizards, turtles, and some crocodiles.
The hiking trail on the Ngong Hills starts from Ngong Town at the northern foot of the hills which is 1961 meters above sea level while traversing the top edge of the range to the southern end at Kona Baridi.