On Friday March 22 2019 the Comztech team departed for Ngong Hills for our 1st Quarterly Review of 2019. Ngong Hills is a gazetted forest area and according to the managers, Kenya Forest Service, its located in the northern tip of Kajiado County and it’s about 25Km from Nairobi city. The forest covers an area of 3077.6 ha. Felix, Martha and Brian left together from the Westlands office and picked up Polycap on Ngong road.
We wore our beloved Comztech branded t-shirts; ‘Will fix computer for KDF (a popular donut in Kenya), ‘IT department is working on it’, There’s no cloud its just someone else’s computer’. The feedback on the street of the quotes is that they are ‘profusely captivating’.
We will continue to pay courtesy calls to clients, hand them the branded t-shirts and with the meeting opportunity discuss our portfolio of solutions; Adobe, VMware, Fortinet, Trend Micro, Veritas, Veeam, Microsoft, IBM Cognos & SPSS, Sophos, Cisco..
After picking up Polycap at around 10AM on the Nairobi ASK Showgrounds gate we drove up through Karen, Ngong town and into the rough road leading to the Ngong hills reserve.
We paid KWS at the gate because Ngong hills is a forest reserve managed by both Kenya forest service and kenya wildlife service since 1991.
We set camp at Kompass restaurant which boasts of facilities for archery, zip lining, rope climbing, ATV riders and bikes in addition to the scenic views and great food offered.
At the restaurant we had ng’ombe (beef) wet fry, chicken fry with Ugali and spinach to complete the balanced diet. Well we skipped on fruits.. who needs vitamins when you are about to into activities?
We rented out one of the new and powerful ATVs and chose the best maintained 3 bikes from the lot. Then we set out for an afternoon adventure though out Ngong Hills.
After 1 hour of up and down boulders and exper
iencing awesome views of both Nairobi and the plains towards the Great Rift valley, we were exhausted to the bone. Interestingly, Ngong Hills at the tip is 8,070 ft (2,460m) above sea level, so, its not a coincidence we were beat.
We bid farewell to the hills before sunset.
Within 30 minutes we had joined the rest of the world after an inspiring and rejuvenating afternoon.
This will go down as one of the best outings Comztech team has been to in 2019. We will surely be going out for more outings in 2019. To borrow from Nelson Mandela, after going to a gorgeous place like the Ngong Hills, one finds there are many more wonderful places to go to.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
– Nelson Mandela