Hell's Gate National Park, Naivasha

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Admire spectacular limestone ravines cut by a river at Hell's Gate National Park, a small wildlife conservation area featuring two extinct volcanoes. The park features intense geothermal activity and offers an array of options for visitors, including rock climbing, mountain biking, and a natural spa. Spanning 68 sq km (26 sq mi), the park features African buffalos, zebras, elands, gnus, gazelles, and baboons, as well as a wide range of birds, such as vultures, eagles, and buzzards. Visit the onsite cultural center to learn about the Maasai tribe. Put Hell's Gate National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Naivasha online trip itinerary builder .
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  • I went solo cycling through the trail of the park which for me was the best part. I preferred not go inside the gorge rather met a couple of people and hiked alongside of it to watch the view. The cyc...  more »
  • The park itself is beautiful. Peaceful and nice views with zebra, giraffe grazing unharmed by predators. The gorges themselves were ok, some good views but the tour guide was absolutely pathetic. Non ...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed this place so much. Being out in the wild with nature is very relaxing for me. I loved cycling in the park, however, they should increase the number of bikes since some tend not to have an opportunity to ride. Rock climbing was quite exciting and nothing that I expected. Loved it
  • This is the highlight in Naivasha. The most silent and peaceful park. A lot of animals and no predators. You can take a bike ride to the gorge and then walk down the gorge with a guide. A very different experience to ride a bike in the presence of animals. The gorge is beautiful and has few hot springs. A must visit spot in Kenya.
  • Great park for a weekend getaway. You could hire out a bike, hike or self drive through the park. You could also visit the Olkaria Health Spa within the park to soak up in the naturally heated pools.
  • A good gate-away for those who want to escape the bustling city life and attain peace and tranquillity for a day. It's a one-and-a-half hour drive from Nairobi. Apart from the wild animals and the hiking, I also loved the Geothermal Spa. Visit here and you'll never regret.
  • Gate entry takes too long, as kws is back to using the old ticketing system. The campsites are not maintained or cleaned after other campers have stayed over. Non of the ablution blocks work and is quite a disaster. They don't warn campers at gate entry to be weary and vigilant about baboons. As a popular and high traffic park, rubbish is becoming a serious problem and there are no systems in place to help or curb the situation. Going to the gorge for a hike is becoming increasingly unappealing as you get harassed by so called 'guides' that want to take you through. Also, there are no limits on the number of people they allow to walk the gorge which is a security issue. Road network is deteriorating and the lack of signage doesn't help. Increased encroachment of farms around the park and the geothermal farming within the park is affecting the habitats of plant and animal life. Cows and goats also roaming the park. Otherwise a beautiful park.
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