Ngong Forest

Coordinates: 1°18′59.12″S 36°44′30.13″E / 1.3164222°S 36.7417028°E / -1.3164222; 36.7417028
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Ngong Forest
Ngong Forest is located in Kenya
Ngong Forest
LocationNgong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Coordinates1°18′59.12″S 36°44′30.13″E / 1.3164222°S 36.7417028°E / -1.3164222; 36.7417028
Area1224 hectares
Operated byNgong Road Forest Sanctuaries

Ngong Forest is one of the few natural forests in the capital city of Kenya. Located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the central business district of Nairobi, the Ngong Forest is in Ngong Hills along Ngong Road.[1] Managed by the Ngong Road Forest Sanctuaries,[2] this habitat of indigenous trees is home to many wild animals, including leopards, spotted hyenas, and Cape bushbucks. Other animal residents include crowned eagles, owls, snakes, and many other birds and reptiles.[3]

Ngong Forest, which extends to Rift Valley Province, has undergone deforestation due to the settlement of Karen and Ngong, as well as to the development of the Lenana School and the Ngong Racecourse. These events have reduced Ngong Forest's original 2,926.6 hectares (7,232 acres) to the current 1,224 hectares (3,020 acres).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ngong Forest". Softkenya.com. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  2. ^ "Ngong Forest Walks, Ngong Forest Tours, Excursions in Ngong Forest, Nairobi Tours, Nairobi Safdari Walk, Nairobi Orphanage, Nairobi Charity Tours, Kibera Slum Tours, Kibera Charity Tours, Kibera Pro Poor Tours". www.victoriasafaris.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  3. ^ "Hidden Tranquility at the Ngong Forest Sanctuary - Running Wild". Running Wild. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2017-05-10.