Hell's Gate National Park Tours

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One of the lesser visited of Kenya's parks, Hell's Gate National Park is small (just 27 square miles) and primarily savannah (grassland).  It was named for a narrow break in the sheer red cliffs (the outlet for a prehistoric lake in the Rift Valley) by Scottish explorer and geologist Joseph Thomson (Thomson's Gazelle is named for him).

One of the few parks were walking and hiking is encouraged, it's known for its nature trails as well as its herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, eland, hartebeest and two species of antelope: klipspringer ("rock jumper") and Chanler's mountain reedbuck. Bird watchers can spot vultures, Verreaux's Eagles (Aquila verreauxii), Augur Buzzards (Buteo augur) and swifts.

Rock climbers will be tempted to tackle Fischer's Tower, an 82-foot pillar of basalt rock located at the entrance to the Hell's Gate gorge (named for German explorer Gustav Adolf Fischer).

The Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide has a one-way window allowing visitors to view and photograph the raptors (birds of prey) of the Park at close range.

Also located in the park are two geothermal power plants, Olkaria I and Olkaria II (two of Kenya's largest), which draw from underground hot springs.

Practical Info

Hell's Gate National Park, south of Lake Naivasha, is about a 90 km drive northwest from Nairobi. It's also served by flights to the Naivasha air strip.

Admission is US $25 for adults and US $15 for children. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Address: Hell's Gate National Park, Naivasha, Kenya
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Hours: Terrestrial/Marine Parks 6:30am – 6:30pm.
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Admission: Adult: US$25; Child: US$15
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Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi

This Hell’s Gate National Park walking tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit form Nairobi showcases some of the best of Kenya’s natural wonder with easy access from it’s largest city. You’ll experience the beauty of African wildlife as your wander Hell’s Gate National Park on foot and get a unique look at zebra, indigenous birds and graceful gazelles in their natural habitat. From there, you’ll tour Elsamere Conservation Center—a big cat orphanage stationed on the shores of Lake Naivasha—and learn about efforts to protect and preserve some of the nation’s most prized animals.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Hell's Gate National Park: Full-Day Adventure

Walk through a landscape of high cliffs and rustling grasslands on a full-day adventure tour from Nairobi to Hell’s Gate National Park, one of just two Kenyan parks where you can leave the car behind to explore on foot. Watch for herds of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and eland as you follow trails through the park, searching for signs of cheetahs and ostrich along the way. Meet local Maasai people over a traditional Kenyan lunch and visit a wildlife conservation center before returning to Nairobi.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Naivasha Highlights: Guided Day Tour from Nairobi

Visit Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha on a full-day tour from Nairobi that covers park highlights and gives you the flexibility to customize the day. If you opt to join a cycling and walking tour of Hell’s Gate National Park, it’s a rare chance to see a Kenyan national park from outside a vehicle, and the optional Lake Naivasha boat tour is perfect for spotting birds and hippos.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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7 Days Maasai mara, Naivasha, Nakuru and Amboseli national park tour

This tour offered by kenya Bush Expeditions tours and travel gives you the chance to explore the very best of Kenya. Starting with the expansive maasai Mara national reserve, lake Nakuru National park (the pink lake) nicknamed this because of the many flamingos that color the lake and finalising at Amboseli National park, at the foot of Mt kilimanjaro.  Enjoy your safari ride in a luxurious tour Van and accompanied by a professional guide.                       
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Overnight tour to Hell's gate Park and lake Nakuru National park

Hell’s gate is one of the world’s park where you can walk and ride bicycle while watching animals.While in lake Naivasha boat ride our captain will explain to you different bird species  and you will see hippos. Enjoy Lake Nakuru National Park, home to one of the most remarkable wild bird populations in all of Africa. Observe the wildlife on a game viewing  drive, and be on the lookout for the park's amazing flamingos. This park is also a Rhino sanctuary; one of the world’s endangered species.
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OVERNIGHT TOUR TO HELLS GATE AND LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Make the most of your time in Nairobi by going on an overnight tour to Hell’s Gate National Park, and Lake Nakuru National Park. By opting for a tour that’s spread over two days, you’ll get to visit more sites and have a better chance of spotting more animals. Save time waiting in long visitor lines by having entrance tickets included. You’ll visit Hell’s Gate National Park for a cycling adventure, and enjoy a game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate Small Group Day Tour from Nairobi

Open sandstone expanses await visitors to Hell’s Gate National Park from Nairobi. After hotel pickup, head to Hell’s Gate National Park for your choice of a safari drive or bike ride, followed by a hike, visit to Maasai community, and optional boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Tour concludes with drop-off at your Nairobi lodging.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi

Ride a bike and hike through Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day, private tour from Nairobi to the wildlife reserve and Lake Naivasha that includes entrance fees, bikes, and round trip-transport from Nairobi. This customizable tour offers the rare chance to see wildlife outside of a safari vehicle while exploring a scenic part of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided from Nairobi

Bike, hike, and sail your way through Hell's Gate National Park on this private guided tour from Nairobi. Keep your eyes out for sightings of animals such as baboons and buffaloes inside the park, and then take the waters of Lake Naivasha to see hippos and birds. This tour also includes a visit to a Maasai community, hotel pickup and drop-off, and a break for lunch at your own expense.
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2 Day Tour Lake Nakuru Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha From Nairobi

This private 2-day trip to Lake Nakuru, Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha is the perfect quick getaway from Nairobi. Not only do you see animals like birds and hippos on morning and afternoon game drives, but you also get to take a cycling tour of the park and go on a boat ride in Lake Naivasha. Overnight accommodation, activities, and transportation are already booked and paid for so you can enjoy the perfect getaway with minimal planning.
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12-Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

Up your chances of spotting the "big five" game animals on this 11-night tour of parks in Kenya and Tanzania. Travel with a guide to Maasai Mara, Serengeti, and more on this all-inclusive tour, which introduces you to local culture while you look for native wildlife. Your guide handles all planning and logistics for you so you can just focus on enjoying the tour.
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12Days Best of Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Discover the best of Kenya and Tanzania on this comprehensive 12-day tour. Visit key wildlife spots like Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and much more with an experienced guide to scout for animals. This is an all-inclusive tour aimed at guests who want a well-rounded cultural experience alongside their game safaris during their time in Kenya and Tanzania.
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6Day Masai Mara, Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha, Giraffe Center & Elephant Orphanage

Experience the best of Kenya’s wildlife scene and sites of natural beauty by going on a 6-day adventure. Save hours researching highlights and planning your itinerary by having everything organized for you. Accommodation, select meals, transfers, and National Park entrance fees are included. You’ll visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, Hell’s Gate, Lake Naivasha National Park, and the Masai Mara National Reserve.
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5days: Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Luxury Lodge Safari

Visit Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve on a 5-day safari from Nairobi, exploring varied landscapes that are home to some of Kenya’s most spectacular wildlife. You'll have the option to choose from a wide range of additional activities, and included meals and overnights at lodges mean you can experience an authentic safari without giving up creature comforts.
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Day tour to Hell's Gate National park and Boat ride on lake Naivasha

Take a break from the bustling capital on a day tour to Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha. Explore by bike, boat (own expense), and foot for an intimate perspective of the unique landscape, and gain insight into the region’s history and geology from your guide. Skip the stress of public transport with included round-trip transfer, and avoid hidden costs with bike rental and park entrance fees included.
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1 Night 2 Days Lake Naivasha,Hells Gate, Lake Nakuru Tour From Nairobi

Swap Nairobi for a 2-day trip exploring the incredible natural landscapes nearby. By going on an organized tour, you’ll stop off at spots locals love that you might not discover if traveling independently. Save time and see many highlights on one tour such as Lake Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, and Lake Naivasha. You’ll have the time and freedom to choose activities that interest you such as cycling, game drives, and boat drives. The areas you’ll visit are known for being home to hippos, zebras, hyenas, giraffes and much more.
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2 days Tour to Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island

 This is a 2days private tour to Lake Naivasha National Park, Hell's Gate and Crescent Island.  Lake Naivasha is a picnic and camping spot and a bird watcher’s paradise. During your safari, you will have a chance to visit Hell's Gate National Park which has over 100 species of birds including vultures, Verreaux's Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts.  African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson's gazelle, and baboons are also common.  You will travel with an experienced tour driver/ guide in a private safari vehicle and stay in a camp on Full Board. You will also visit Crescent Island Game Park a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road for guided walk amongst animals. Crescent Island has an abundance of animals including Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra,Impala, Python, Mongoose, Jackal etc.
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DAY TOUR AND EXCURSION FROM NAIROBI TO NAIVASHA

Its the only paradise where you can walk among the wild animals. Its a very special place. watch the amazing skills of the eagles picking fish from the lake as you ride on the boat and Plenty of Hippos.
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10 Days Kenya Private Luxury Wildlife Safari

Combine luxury and personalized attention with sightings of Africa's Big Five on this private 10-day safari in Kenya. Putting together at trip like this on your own would be difficult and time-consuming, but this tour does all the work for you and arranges all the details in advance. Stops include Ambosei National Park, Lake Naivasha National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and the Samburu National Reserve. Visiting all of these parks on a single trip with a private guide gives you the best chance of tons of animal sightings.
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8Days Best of Kenya Wildlife Safari

Tour Kenya on this exciting Safari, see Big 5 at Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara National Reserve. This easy paced and well-staggered safari package adequately caters for families and seniors. From Amboseli to Maasai Mara, this safari will give you the chance to experience the wilderness in a relaxing yet adventurous manner. Accommodation in Luxury Tented Camps and Lodges.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Full-Day Hell's Gate National Park Small-Group Tour from Nairobi with Elsamere

Visit a fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley on a full-day tour to Hell's Gate National Park, where you'll be free to leave the safari vehicle behind and explore the landscape on foot. Watch for some of Hell's Gate's more than 100 species of birds, and set out on a game drive in search of zebra herds, buffalo, gazelle, and more. After lunch, learn the story of 'Born Free' at the Elsamere Conservation Centre, located on a peaceful estate at the edge of Lake Naivasha.
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2-day Tour: Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate

This is the easiest safari tour from Nairobi, because the national parks you visit are located near the capital of Kenya. You will visit 2 national parks: Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate and have a chance to spot hippos and the Kingfisher bird at Lake Naivasha / Crescent Isalnd
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9-Days Best Kenya Family Wildlife Safari from Nairobi

Tour Kenya on this thrilling Safari, see Big 5 at Nairobi David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Kazuri Beads, Bomas of Kenya, Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara National Reserve. This easy paced and well-staggered safari package adequately caters for families and seniors. From Amboseli to Maasai Mara, this safari will give you the chance to experience the wilderness in a relaxing yet adventurous manner. Accommodation in Luxury Tented Camps and Lodges on Full Board
  • Duration: 9 days
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’12-Day Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Zanzibar Tour from Nairobi

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