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Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip from Nairobi is an ideal family getaway, or a short break from Nairobi city life to Hell’s Gate National Park, situated 110 km’s from Nairobi.
The Park lies on the edge of Lake Naivasha to the south in Kenya. Hell’s Gate National Park is 14 km’s after the turnoff from the old Nairobi – Naivasha highway.
Covering an area of about 68 square km’s, Hell’s Gate National Park is one of few game parks in Kenya where you can walk, run or cycle alongside Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelles and other wildlife.
During our Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip, you have the option to enjoy the following activities: hiking, walking or bicycling/ cycling. Other activities include horse riding, rock climbing, bird watching, photography and wildlife viewing.
Hells Gate National Park Highlights
Horseback safaris can be done during our Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip.
Game Watching While Walking: The parking game include Giraffe, Eland, Buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, serval Cats, klipspringer and baboons.
Lions and leopards are rare, but you might just see a cheetah.
Fischer’s Tower Rock climbing: Hells gate Park features the Fischer’s Tower, a prominent volcanic plug standing 25m high over the surrounding flat valley floor, and framed by imposing cathedral like cliffs along the edges of the valley.
Seasoned rock climbing enthusiasts and beginners alike will often be spotted scaling their way up this imposing tower.
Ol Njorowa Gorge Hiking: This is the jewel of Hell’s Gate – a 24-kilometre long deep ravine lined with sheer cliffs, and endowed with hot water springs feeding a stream. It is arguably one of the most beautiful places to go for a hike.
Cycling through this Park: As you see wildlife and enjoy the surrounding scenery is another favourite pastime with visitors. This has been made possible by rental bikes at the Park.
Bird watching: A haven for ornithologists and rock climbers, the cliffs of Hell’s Gate are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and thousands of swifts; 103 species of bird have been recorded in the Park.
Hell’s Gate National Park Obsidian Caves: Obsidian Caves (and its distinctive black glass-like obsidian rock) are located on the Buffalo Circuit and have a track that takes you to a lookout over the Fisher Tower and Kedong plains around the Mt Longonot.
Hell’s Gate National Park Ol Karia Geothermal Project: The power station standing over the lava flow of the Ol Karia extinct volcano is exploiting super-heated steam locked 1,500 meters below the surface and provides 25 % of Kenyan’s electricity from its giant turbines.
Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip Itinerary
0630 Hours: Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip departs Nairobi by road. The journey takes a drive down the Great Rift Valley stopping at the viewpoint for photography. You then continue on to get to Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha.
0900 Hours: Once at the Park, you have the option of a walking game drive or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Km’s before resting at a ranger’s post.
We begin our cycling from the Park’s Gate. Hells Gate is famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds as well as activities by visitors in the park such as walking, cycling and rock climbing.
There are also special locations to view such as Fischers’ Tower formerly a volcano’s plug, the central Tower and Njorowas Gorge. The Olkaria and Hobleys’ the 2 extinct volcanoes are worth a trip as natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock.
There is also game in this park which includes the buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, lion, leopard and cheetah. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded. Horse riding can also be arranged.
1230 Hours: After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The walking trip or safari takes 3 hours. The hot springs and a fabulous scenic landscape besides the diverse game are just incredible.
1400 Hours: Walk back to pick your bikes and return to the vehicle for the 90 km’s journey back to Nairobi.
1600 – 1700 Hours: Arrive back in Nairobi
Hells Gate National Park Full Nairobi Day Trip Prices
Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip Rates Includes:
Guided Bike rides in Hells Gate Park + Professional English-speaking guides + All entry fees, service charges and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel + Enjoy any of the activities available inside the park + guide services & Packed Lunch or hot lunch at any of the lodges/ Hotels in Lake Naivasha
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* Hells Gate National Park is about 120 Km from Nairobi
* Walking or cycling begins at the Elsa Park Gate and ends at the Elsa Park Gate taking between 3 to 6 hours. The walk is considered to be fairly easy
Hells Gate National Park Nairobi Full Day Trip Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of one person required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport) etc.