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Hells Gate National Park

Hells Gate

Hells Gate National Park

A fascinating oasis of natural beauty and geological wonder.

Hells Gate National Park is a breathtaking natural paradise in the heart of Kenya. Covering an area of around 68 square kilometres, the park is a place of unparalleled beauty and geological significance. Known for its unique landscapes, fascinating gorges and geothermal phenomena, Hells Gate National Park attracts numerous visitors every year who want to experience the untouched wilderness of Africa.

What to see and do:

The park is a fascinating example of the geological forces that have shaped the Great Rift Valley. The impressive gorges, canyons and geothermal springs bear witness to geological activity in the past and present. One of the most remarkable formations is Fischer's Tower, a freestanding rock that majestically rises into the sky and attracts climbers from all over the world.

Although Hells Gate National Park is not as densely populated with wildlife as other Kenyan national parks, it still offers a rich diversity of fauna and flora. Animal species native to the area include zebras, giraffes, eland, baboons and various birds of prey. The park's spectacular birdlife makes it a birdwatcher's paradise.

The park is a popular destination for outdoor activities and adventure sports. Hikers and mountain bikers can explore the diverse landscapes and experience the impressive nature first hand. Fischer's Tower is a popular spot for rock climbing, while camping enthusiasts have the option of staying overnight in the wild surroundings.

Another fascinating attraction in Hells Gate National Park is the Geothermal Spa. Here visitors can relax in natural hot springs and enjoy the healing properties of geothermal water. The spa is an ideal place to unwind after a day of activities in the park.

How to get there:

By Road: This park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90kms) via Naivasha Town on the Lake Road South at a junction 5km south of Naivasha


By Air: Naivasha Air Strip


Temperature ranges from 20-30 C and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm.

Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

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