Where Is Hell’s Gate National Park Located? : Hell’s gate national park is located in the Southern part of Kenya and this national park is commonly visited because it is easily accessed from Nairobi, which is known to be the capital city of the country covering a distance of about only 90 kilometers and 56 miles. This national park covers a total surface area of about 68.25 square kilometers and it shares boarders with Lake Nakuru National Park. Hell’s gate national park stands at elevated area which of about 6,200 feet and 1,900 meters above the sea level. More so, this national park derived its name from the Hell’s gate gorge, which is also seen as the main attraction in the park, and there are also around two extinct volcanoes such as; Olkaria and Hobley’s which are found along the boundaries of the park.

 and these are other more attractions in the park that tourists can see such as; many wildlife species which include; lions, leopards, elands, hartebeest, zebras, buffalos, klipringer, hyraxes, Thomson’s gazelles, reedbuck, hyenas, cheetahs among others. In addition, it also harbours around 100 bird species such as; vultures, verreaux eagle, augur buzzard, the rare lammergeyer vulture, and many others. more so, there is a form cultural perspective within the park for example tourists can visit the Maasai cultural center where they get chances to learn more about their customs and traditions hence creating an excellent educational opportunity to many people as they get opportunities to learn more about the amazing unique customs and practices for the local people.  In addition, it takes tourists about a 2 hours’ drive from Nairobi to be able to access the park.

Things to do in Hell’s gate National park.

Hell’s Gate national park is a good destination for tourists to travel to while on a safari in Kenya because exploring around this country grants many opportunities to engage in so many interesting activities, which include the following below;


Hiking in Hell’s gate national park is an exhilarating ideal activity for tourists to do because it gives you chances to explore well through the adventure of the country whereby they enjoy the scenic landscapes of the park. More so, during the hiking, tourists are always accompanied with park guides who help to lead visitors through different trails and help to explain more about the history and nature within the park along the way. And these hikes always begin from Ol-Njorwa Gorge which last for about 3 hours  and tourists also get opportunities to sight see many animals such as; elands, Thomson gazelles, zebras, hartebeests, klipspringer antelopes, among others and also see birds like; augur buzzard, verreaux’s eagles, swifts and many others.

Where Is Hell’s Gate National Park Located?
Where Is Hell’s Gate National Park Located?

Game viewing.

Hell’s gate national park is also ranked to be among the best destination to travel to while on an adventurous safari in Kenya due to the fact that it has a reasonable population of many wildlife species such as; Masai giraffe, buffalos, elands, defessa waterbucks, olive baboons and there are many other animals however, they are hard to be spotted while touring around the park and these include; lions, leopards, cheetahs and many others.

More so, there are more activities that are done in Hell’s gate national park which include; rock climbing which is best done at the Fischer’s tower which has a height of approximately 25 meters and it is famously known to be a tower where the Masai girl who turned away from her own home turned into a stone and it was also named after Dr. Gustav Fischer a German explorer and climbing at this rock also helps you to enjoy the scenic view of the imoressive gorges, animals moving around, lime-streaked cliffs among others. and individuals can also embark onto cycling which is best done on the gorge road which goes all the way to Rangers post, camping is also an exciting activity and it good that there around 3 camping sites in Hell’s gate national park such as; Naiburta, Ol dubai, Endachata and it is favourable that all these camping sites have toilets, showers, and picnic shelters and many others.

How to access Hell’s gate national park.

For tourists planning to travel to Hell’s national park can either to opt to use the road transport means where they go through Nairobi- Naivasha highway as they explore through the beautiful landscapes of the country or they can choose to use the Air transport means as they book flights to Loldia airstrip. More so, there are several entry gates, which individuals can use to get into the park such as; Narasha gate, Ol Karia gate and Elsa gate.

And the best time for tourists to visit Hell’s national park is during the dry season between months of June to March when the wildlife viewing is more rewarding due to the fact that there is little amount of rainfalls received during this period of the year.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about Hell’s gate national park and book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Kenya.

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