Hells Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate National Park, near Lake Naivasha, and just 110kms from Nairobi, covers an area of approx 70 sq km. Famous for its hot natural geysers, spectacular looming cliffs and the “Hells Gate Gorge”, the park is one of few in Kenya where walking and cycling is allowed.
Visitors here may also camp at designated camp sites. Activities in this park also include rock-climbing, bird and game viewing.
Sites of particular interest include Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges, Olkaria and Hobley’s which two extinct volcanos are.
The wildlife here mainly includes the herbivores such as buffalo, giraffe and the antelope/gazelle family.
Hells gate is an ornithologist’s paradise with over 103 species of bird recorded
Facts on Hells Gate National Park
- Area : 68.25 sq km Altitude: 5,000-7,000 Ft above sea level.
- Access from Nairobi : Road : 90kms ( 2 hours )
- Location : Nakuru District, Rift Valley Province.
- Animals : Buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, Coke’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard and some cheetah
- Vegetation : Grasslands and shrubs with several species acacia.
- Birds : Over 103 species of bird recorded.
- Facilities : Several campsites.
- Attractions: Game viewing, looming cliffs, gorge walk, hot springs, scenic landscape, rock climbing.
Climate: Warm and dry.