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  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi

Visit Hell’s Gate National Park on a day trip from Nairobi! One of the few Kenyan nature reserves where walking is safe, the park is home to Africa’s more serene wild animals – a fact that sits at odds with the parks hellish-sounding name. Admire zebras, gazelles and rare birdlife like Verreaux’s Eagles, and then visit Elsamere Conservation Center – a big-cat orphanage – on the shores of beautiful Lake Naivasha.


  • Day trip to Hell’s Gate National Park from Nairobi
  • Explore the park on foot, something that is rarely allowed in Kenyan nature reserves
  • Admire Hell’s Gate’s herbivores such as zebras, gazelles and African buffaloes
  • Have your camera ready to capture photos of Verreaux’s Eagles and other rare birdlife
  • Visit Elsamere Conservation Park to see orphaned big cats and white colobus monkeys

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great alternative option from the usual vehicle-based national park tours. Explore Hell’s Gate National Park on foot with your guide, keeping an eye out for the wildlife; it’s a perfect tour for anyone wanting to spend a day in the wild!

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What You Can Expect

Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi

See the the incredible rock formations at Hell's Gate National Park

Start with a pickup from your centrally located Nairobi hotel, meet your guide, and then relax on the journey north toward Lake Naivasha.

Hell’s Gate National Park is your destination of the day, and this incredible park is roughly two hours away. As you travel gaze out the window, admiring breathtaking views of the Rift Valley. Head inside the park, and then step off your coach to stretch your legs; it’s one of the few parks in Kenya where walking is permitted!

Stroll around the nature park’s trails with your guide, looking out for the park’s countless herbivores that roam the plains freely. Spot African buffaloes, zebras and gazelles as well as colorful birdlife such as vultures and Verreaux’s Eagles. The park also boasts hot springs and spectacular rock formations and cliffs, so have your camera ready to capture all the sights.

Stop for lunch at a restaurant within the park grounds and sample some regional cuisine. As you eat your guide will introduce you to some of the locals, helping to translate so you can chat about the area and the food.

Work off your lunch with a stroll to Elsamere Conservation Center on the shores of Lake Naivasha, and learn about Joy and George Adamson who founded the center and devoted their life to wildlife conservation. Famed locally as a sanctuary for orphaned big cats, the center is also home to a troop of white colobus monkeys as well as several species of rare birds such as Verreaux's Eagle-Owl.

Return to your coach and travel back to central Nairobi. Your tour then finishes at your centrally located hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a fantastic tour of the Hell's Gate National Park! Visiting Elsamere was so surreal. If only there were lions still roaming the grounds. But beautiful, nonetheless. Hell's Gate National Park was quite something. Really enjoyed seeing all of the wildlife. But the hike into the Hell's Gate Gorge was an incredible memory. Only note here is that the information about the tour doesn't quite explain what I was getting myself into. It was not easy to climb in and out and around the gorge. But totally worth the hike! Just be prepared. I wore a white running shirt - bad idea. I was filthy by the time we finished. But loved every minute of the tour. And totally recommend this trip and hike into the gorge for the adventurous types!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

definitely worth doing. hiked through the park with beautiful views. lunch was good. would definitely recommend it.

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