Safaris & tours to Hell’s Gate National Park – A total Unique Safari
Safaris & tours to hell’s gate National Park – “A Walk on the Wild Side” 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.
Safaris & tours to Hells Gate National Park
Next to Lake Naivasha is Hell’s Gate national park with two extinct volcanoes which caused a dramatic landscape with sandstone cliffs and high-altitude differences. This is one of the few parks in Kenya where you can walk or mountain bike alongside the animals.
Mountain bike tour at Hells Gate
You will cycle on a mountain bike alongside wild animals in the park with a professional guide to escort you. An active activity with the beautiful backdrop of hell’s gate national park.
Walking tour at Hells Gate
During this adventurous walk through the Hells gate gorge you will walk and climb between the steep rock formation and cliffs. A local guide will tell you all about the geology and bird species you will find on the way.
Everything about Hell’s Gate National Park is different.
You can take a guided walking safari here. In fact, it’s encouraged.
And where else can you do a bicycle safari, riding past grazing zebra, giraffe, impala, buffalo and baboon.
The opportunities for climbing are plentiful, accessible and not too challenging on the park’s volcanic spires.
And the land here is striking as well, greeting visitors with dramatic gorges, great towers, looming cliffs and steaming columns of geothermal clouds escaping from the rocks. Hell’s Gate indeed!
But the park is actually quite tranquil and safe, very suitable for hiking, biking and family exploration.
Though there are populations of the larger hunters like lion, leopard and cheetah, their numbers are small and sightings rare, so you can walk or ride in peace, enjoying close-up views of eland, hartebeest, gazelle, antelope and over 130 species of birds.
The park is also a sanctuary for the rare bearded or lammergeyer vulture and Verreaux’s eagle. Plus, there are opportunities here to view these raptors up close.
Named for a great gash in its sheer red cliffs and its steamy geothermal billows, Hell’s Gate features three geothermal stations, the first in Africa. Lying beneath Hell’s Gate, the plants generate power from the constant energy flowing off the hot springs and geysers.
With its three campsites, camping is safe and encouraged as is bicycling and even motorcycling. There are also plenty of opportunities for climbers along the sandstone gorges and volcanic towers.
And being just a short drive from Nairobi, Hell’s Gate is an ideal day trip for hiking, game viewing, enjoying the hot springs and even visiting its health spa.
After a vigorous morning of hiking or biking you can take a lunch break here at a neighboring restaurant and enjoy the local Kenyan cuisine. And trips to nearby Crescent Island Preserve and Lakes Naivasha and Nakuru are easily arranged.