1 Day Tour Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha
Hell’s Gate National Park Safaris | Tours | 1 Day Trip | Tour
( Hell’s Gate National Park is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 Kilometers from Nairobi. It was opened in February 1984. The Park is situated 14 Kilometers after the turnoff from the old Nairobi – Naivasha highway. Hell’s Gate or Njorowa Gorge is situated in Nakuru District, Rift Valley Province, covering an Area of 68 square Kilometers.
Hell’s Gate National Park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the two only Kenyan Parks where Climbing, Walking and Biking are allowed.)
Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi. The park is 14 km after the turnoff from the old Nairobi-Naivasha highway.
It is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It is an important home of the lammergeyer (The Bearded Vulture).
Hell’s Gate has two gates that are used by visitors – the main Elsa Gate and the Olkaria Gate. The latter also serves the Olkaria Geothermal Station that is located inside the National Park.
Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.
- African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboons are common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck
- Prolific birdlife – there are over 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and swifts.
Major attractions and activities include:
- Aruba Dam
- Game viewing
- Raptor nesting in cliffs
- Spectacular Gorge walk
- Hot springs
- The Olkaria Geothermal Station
- The Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide
- Fischer’s Tower
- Tourist circuits, nature trails and picnic site
- Camping Bird watching
- Wildlife viewing
- Rock climbing
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi morning at 07:00 hrs and depart to Lake Naivasha. The drive will be about one and half hours, with a break to get views of the Great Rift Valley from a scenic viewpoint along the way.
Upon arriving at the park at roughly 08:45am, proceed to Hell’s Gate National Park, begin a 2-hour, guided bike tour: watch out for herds of Thompson’s gazelle, eland, zebra, and hartebeest as you ride.
Keep an eye on the sky throughout the tour, as Hell’s Gate National Park is home to more than 100 species of birds, including Verreaux’s eagles, augur buzzards, vulture, and swifts. Walking safari through the park’s distinctive gorges, where narrow passageways and caves are sunk into sedimentary rock.
After a hour walk, you will break for lunch at Sopa lodge Naivasha. For an additional fee of $30 per person, you can explore Lake Naivasha wildlife on a 1-hour boat tour. Spot the hippos that linger just at the surface of the water, and see some of the diverse birdlife; African fish eagles, lesser flamingos, African spoonbill, and little grebe are all common here.
At 3pm, begin the return trip to Nairobi, and finish the day with drop-off in Nairobi at roughly 5pm to your hotel
Tour Price Includes:
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio
- Game drives for the tour
- Driver cum tour guide experienced in game spotting.
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver’s allowance.
- All park entry fees for clients, Mineral Water and Lunch.
Booking & Reservations for Hell’s Gate National Park
Booking Office Tel: Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Room C7,
Mobile : +254790006650