On this day trip you will be visiting the Hell’s gate National park, the only park in Kenya where you can have a walking safari freely. Among animals to meet include African buffalo, Giraffes, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboons are common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reed-buck. Take a boat trip to the crescent Island to see the many hippos and birds.
What to Expect
A Walk and ride on the Wild Side” Hell’s Gate National Park is a tiny park located between Lake Naivasha and Longonot and Suswa volcanoes and it is an ideal venue for a weekend retreat far from the urban life of Nairobi. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi-walking and biking are allowed. Animals seen here include bushbucks, dikdiks, gazelles, gnus, hartebeests, impalas, klipspringers, buffalo, zebras, baboons, and monkeys among others.
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or an early pick up from the Airport at 0545 a.m and drive to Hells gate National park. Naivasha is 1hr’s drive from Nairobi, this trip is ideal for those will long waiting hours at the airport. The drive includes a stop to view the awesome panorama & scenic Great Rift Valley which stretches out before you with the extinct volcanoes of Suswa and Longonot and the shining water of Lake Naivasha in the near distance. There after we shall head to Hell’s Gate National Park which is famous for its hot springs and raptor breeding grounds. The park sits south of Lake Naivasha, approximately 90 kilometers from Nairobi. Despite its alarming name, Hell’s gate happens to be one of Kenya’s most panoramic parks and one of the only two parks that one can walk, ride bicycles, rock climb and camp within the park.
We shall have a brief stop over at the Fischer’s tower to marvel at this piece of art by Mother Nature then proceed to the amazing Ol Njorowa gorges for a very memorable walk up and down the gorge. This gorge is the jewel of Hell’s Gate, it is a 24km long deep ravine lined with sheer cliffs and endowed with hot water springs feeding a stream that meanders down the floor of the gorge as it cuts its way through the rugged and semi-arid surrounding landscape. The Gorge widens out as it weaves its way down and out of the National Park. It is arguably one of the most beautiful places to go for a hike.
After an extensive tour of Hell’s gate national park we shall have our lunch at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. After lunch we shall visit Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake, which is home to a variety of birds and wildlife. We have arranged a boat ride to Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a submerged rim of an immersed volcanic crater forming a bay which is the deepest point of the lake, the Crescent Island is a preserved sanctuary of wildlife where you will wander among tiny herds of mammals and watch over 400 species of birds. Crescent Island is a peninsula or island, depending on the lake level, joined to the mainland by a causeway. We shall depart the island for Nairobi at 4.30 p.m or depending on your departure times.
Price per person: US $: US $ 255.00
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