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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  • The best way to see Hell's Gate National Park is by riding a bike through the centre of it. There are zebras and giraffes on either side as you're riding through and perhaps the only place where you c...  more »
  • Walked around the crater, giraffe, monkeys, giraffe, buffalo, had lunch by the lake, excellent food and service, quite inspiring place and well worth a visit.  more »
  • Hell's Gate is named so due to the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries; the Hell's Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. It has stunning scenery since you ...  more »
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  • This tour was amazing! I was travelling alone and my guide Steven made my day perfect. He was very kind and trying to make me feel satisfied as much as he could. He also gave great suggestions. I would recommend everyone being in Nairobi to do this tour because it is the perfect 1-day tour
  • The Olkaria Spa is a great place for a day trip. You can picnic at the place if you prefer to bring your own food. Furthermore, the blue waters are therapeutic and great for releasing tension and stress.
  • I loved the therapeutic blue lagoon. Its cheap and great place for hicking cycling and mountain climbing. If you've never been to Hell's gate you've never been to Kenya
  • I got to visit the spa and the lake view. Entrance into the park is payable at the main entrance - to access the park/spa for each person and for the vehicle. The spa also has a separate cost as the gate charge is by KWS while that of the spa is for Kengen. The area has few signs and there's a sense of self reliance which can be unwelcoming to visitors. We expected to see geysers but ended up seeing a heated swimming pool.. Perhaps I will give it a few years before going back.
  • This is an awesome place to visit. I loved the Gorge Cave, the winding paths around there heading to the Devil's Bedroom. The variety of wild animals ranging from buffalos 🐃 to warthog to giraffes You are gonna enjoy it.

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Accommodation options in Naivasha line its scenic lakeside, perched on shore or situated nearby and offering views of the still waters. Campgrounds can be a good choice for a budget-friendly stay, with many sites providing private cottages and "bandas," small wooden huts. Mid-range and upscale resorts in Naivasha boast outdoor pools, verdant garden settings, and on-site restaurants.
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