Ongata Rongai Neighborhood Guide : All You Need to Know
Ongata Rongai, popularly known to many as just Ronga or Rongai is located approximately 17 kilometers south of Nairobi CBD. It is in Kajiado North constituency, Kajiado County, and is largely within the Nairobi metropolitan. Mbagathi River separates the smaller part of Rongai from the Nairobi metropolitan. The name ‘Ongata Rongai’ originates from the Maasai language and translates to ‘narrow plains’.
If you have not been to Rongai, at least you have come across some of the humorous memes created about the town that circulate on social media, especially to do with its ‘long’ distance from Nairobi town and the dust in the town.
However, the town is not too far from Nairobi CBD, the issue mostly is the traffic jam caused by matatus that overlap on the narrow road heading to Ongata Rongai.
On the dust issue, especially during the dry season, the town is prone to dust which is blown by the wind or stirred up by vehicles on some of the un-tarmacked roads.
You cannot mention Ongata Rongai without mentioning its Matatu culture. The Ongata Rongai route is served by award-winning matatus. Their modifications include and not limited to Graffiti, Snake lights, comfortable seats, TV screens, Power sockets, free WI-FI, and booming music. Embarking on a ride in these mini-buses to Rongai is an adventure by itself which has in the past attracted international celebrities like Trey Songz.
Residents and visitors here also enjoy fresh produce directly from nearby farms sold at mainly two different markets, Soko Mjinga in Kware area and another market near Maasai Mall. Additionally, Rongai is known for its mouth-watering nyama choma joints from the same nearby Maasai farms.
Map of Rongai Neighborhood
Neighborhoods bordering Rongai
Kandisi, Rimpa, Nkoroi, Merisho, Olekasasi, Tuala, Rangau, Masai Lodge.
Places of Worship in Rongai
S.t marys catholic church
Glory church Ongata Rongai
The world restoration center
House of worship
Living water church
Nairobi chapel ongata rongai
PCEA shalom Ongata rongai
St faiths ACK
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fatima catholic church
Healthcare facilities in Rongai.
Nairobi women Hospital
Equity Afia medical center
Mount Olive Sinai Hospital
Getrudes Children Hospital
The Karen Hospital
Fatima Maternity Hospital
Aga khan Hospital
Meridian Equator Hospital
Ongata Rongai Health Centre
Fatima mission Nursing
Banking instituions in Rongai
Kenya commercial bank
Bank of Africa
Fitness center/ gyms in Rongai
Arena fitness center
Rongai Fitness centre
New look gym
Uzima fitness centre
Beauty & Spas in Rongai
Beauty garage spa
Annabellas hair salon, barber and beauty spa
Beatitude beauty parlor
Ongata Rongai gorgeous beauty parlor
The one salon and beauty spa
Shammah and glamour beauty parlor
Diplomatic barber shop
Kachela beauty zone
Armlys hair Beauty and barber shop
Schools in Rongai
African Nazarene University
Adventist University of Africa
Eagle Air aviation college
Belmont international college
Nkaimurunya Secondary school
Olekasasi Mixed School
Magadi road primary
Ongata primary school
Laiser hill academy
Fanaka Junior School
Kunoni education center
Maxwell Adventist Academy
Restaurants and clubs in Rongai
The Smith Hotel
Choma place inn bar and Restaurant
Siron place restaurant
Hornbill bar and Restaurant
Rental houses in Rongai
Depending on the location and size of the house here are the ranges of rent different units.
Single rooms Ksh4, 000 to Sh5, 500,
Bedsitters Ksh5, 500 to Sh10, 500
One bedroom Ksh10, 000 to Sh15, 000.
Two bedroom Ksh14, 000 to Ksh21, 000
Three bedrooms Ksh21, 000 to Ksh 35, 000
Internet providers in Ongata Rongai
Poa internet- 0730 862862/ 0730762762
Pamoja home fibre- 0799745714
Bridges internet solutions- 0716096368
Jamii telecommunication Ltd- 0747585100
Rocket speed internet connection
Nyumba internet services
Advantages of living in Rongai
Affordable housing options
Compared to the central areas of Nairobi, Rongai provides a more budget-friendly choice of rental apartments, townhouses, and standalone for individuals and families.
Proximity to Nairobi CBD
Rongai is conveniently located close to Nairobi CBD making it an ideal location to live, for those who work/school near or in the CBD.
Availability of amenities
Rongai has a wide range of essential amenities including schools, hospitals, and shopping centers.
Growing commercial sector
Rongai has experienced significant commercial growth in recent years with an increasing number of supermarkets, shops, restaurants, and entertainment joints, which increases access to goods and services and employment opportunities.
Disadvantages of living in Rongai
Commuting to Rongai can be challenging at times due to traffic congestion, especially during peak hours.
Dust and poor road infrastructure
Rongai is known for its dusty conditions mainly brought about by the unpaved roads around the town.
Ongata Rongai is an attractive location to visit or live in due to its proximity to Nairobi CBD, serenity, and affordable housing options.
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