We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hell's Gate National Park

Lake Road South, Naivasha, Kenya
+254 20-2433037
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Naivasha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Write a Review

100 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    54
    32
    12
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Nakuru, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

i have been to hell's gate twice, its a beautiful, adventurous place. cycling is always more fun if you have time and are not in a rush.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South B, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Hell's Gate on a Saturday with a group of friends. We were approx 20 in total. As we were such a large number, we had to hire mountain bikes from some gentlemen on the road. They can be seen on the side of the road on the turn that leads to the main entrance to the National... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

we had a guide, a young masai called Joseph, who took us down to the narrow valley end and also to the mountain top! along with us are a couple of 50s. They also made it! What looks hard is not that formidable if you are courageous enough. really enjoyed. Walking and bicyle riding are both good. But don't go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I recently went mountain-biking with my brother at Hell's Gate. I have been coming here frequently over the years and seen a steady decline. The park is now pretty much vacant of animals from the heavy poaching (you will see a random zebra or gazelle, but you can see these from the highway driving to Nairobi), and there is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The buffalo trail is a longer loop that you can add on to your trip from the gate to the canyon, but it it worth it as you see more animals and you can take advantage of beautiful vistas. Do it in reverse (on the way back from the canyon). This will likely require a short hike as you walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The entrance to the park is a bit expensive for non residents. Besides the entrance you need to pay a bike fee, which is not much, but makes no sense!!! In any case, we spent a very nice day in the park. We rented some bikes at our camping site, about 5km away from the entrance, and arrived there quite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
nairobi
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

i remember thta day as it were yesterday having failed reach on time we missed the date as planees on a wed early morning we had a walk by the gorges here we had a nature walk guided by rangers and waooooo the experience down the gorges was like no othered the devils bedroom as they call it the we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time at Hells Gate - it seemed a bit expensive for non-residents, but we did enjoy our hike there. To hike the gorge requires a guide, you'll be expected to tip. Ours was very knowledgeable and helped us over the more rugged bits of the walk. You should be in reasonable good shape to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antioch, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hells gate is a very nice place to take an affordable safari. You are able to rent and ride your bike 10km to the gate of the national park. On the way you see many different animals and also have some options to mountain climb. In town it is disappointing that transport is not the greatest to hells gate.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We choose to drive into the park but you can easily rent bicycles and ride through the area. Was very dusty and windy the day we were there and the handful of bikers that we saw were struggling with the dust as we drove past. We hiked the longer hike through the Gorge and it was worth the trip despite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hell's Gate National Park also viewed

Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
 

Been to Hell's Gate National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing