It’s not a place many would like to visit because of the stories of carjackings and muggings that have happened here. These were also our objection statements when we were invited to pay a visit by one of the Ngong Road Forest Association members. In her defence and that of the forest, she told us there’s parts that are completely fenced off ensuring safety for those visiting. Convinced, we got our cameras ready for the ‘myth debunking tour’.
We met at the entrance to Section 1 of the forest, which is the first left of the Northern Bypass just after the Ngong Road butterfly intersection. We were joined by Nicholas Okach from Ngong Road Forest Association who left us in awe of how many birds and tree species he knew.
Here’s some of the beauty we got to see in Section 1 and Section 4 of the Ngong Road Forest.