Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nairobi activities: Ngong Hills - hike, sack lunch, and flying a kite

We each hopped on a motorbike taxi for the short ride to the entrance. The kids loved it!

Entrance to Ngong Hills, under the management of the Kenya Forest Service

Mia signs us in on the guestbook

Aaliyah looks for the Nairobi downtown skyline

The girls loved all the sheep (and occasional donkey)

Naomi took a turn flying the kite

Such good times together!

Tony loved the dogs, who helped herd the Maasai sheep

Greeting two older Maasai gentlemen

Several families live up on the hills and make the trek daily

Back at Ngong town, enjoying ice cream after our time up on the hills

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, 
I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35

Whenever I go up to Ngong Hills, I take extra food. There are always young children keeping watch over their family's sheep, goats, and cattle. They typically spend the whole day out with the animals and don't have anything to eat. The interaction with these three boys in the video is common. When we got back to Ngong town, we stopped at an ice cream shop. The old man was begging, so I bought him a fruit juice which he thoroughly enjoyed!

Stunning beauty along the way


  1. So happy to hear of this great visit with the family. I know you miss them, but what an opportunity and the experience will be cherished for a very long time. I will continue to pray for you and all those around you. Be well and safe. Joan K.

  2. Thanks for your memories and pictures. So glad Naomi and 3 of your grand-kids could join you in your world. How awesome!! God is so good!!! Nancy S.

  3. Thanks for sharing Deb. Looks like you had a super time. I'm so glad it all worked out and that there were no mishaps. You could probably start your own tour company if you wanted, showing people the "real" Kenya! Ruth

  4. So awesome. So glad you were able to spend that time with Naomi and your grandkids and that THEY were able to experience this with you. Praise Jesus!!! Teressa

  5. It sounds like a lifetime of memories was packed into those 23 days! Thank you for sharing the pictures. Marge

  6. So glad you had such a fabulous time all together. Those are great memories. Gail

  7. Hey Deb, thanks for the pictures of the trip. I can imagine that you still hear the voices of those that stayed with you. I imagine you miss them now but, also get some rest too. Jim D.

    "Father I come to You to thank You for the time that Deb could have with Aliyah, Tony and Mia and Naomi. I thank You for giving them a safe trip to Kenya and back to their homes in the states. Thank You for giving them a view of the other part of the world. I thank You that You are using Deb even more that she could ever imagine. I pray this all in Jesus name. Amen."

  8. I'm sure it was a trip of a lifetime for all of them and much needed time with them for you.
    Thanks for sharing! Kim B