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Hell's Gate National Park

Address: Lake Road South, Naivasha, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20-2433037
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$149*
and up
88%
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Naivasha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

very lovely place for family day trip. you could ride in the wild see giraffe, Thomson gazelle, buffalo, jackols,wathorg . stunning view from the camp site of the land scape and breathtaking gorge! also swim in the hot spa .

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is simply awesome, one of the best things you will do in Kenya. Highly recommend taking a bicycle. There are some on the corner the same street as the park you can hire for 500KSH. The guide is worth it also.

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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nice drive or cycle rides through this park. Giraffes, zebra n Buffaloes are very near to the road. The hot water pool here has changing rooms n lockers. Nice comfortable chairs to sit by the pool. Water for swimming was very warm and truly medicinal for the skin. Highly recommended for a nice dip,

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Kisumu, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Consider bringing your own bike or rent one the night before so you can get an early start. Renting a bike at Elsa Gate means you might not be able to get started until after 8. The animals are best seen right at or just after dawn. We got to Elsa Gate a little after six and began our ride... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great herds of wildlife along Hell's Gate roads, particularly in the morning. Beautiful vistas of rocky cliffs and spires. Very worthwhile walk through the Hell's Gate gorge; paying for a guide is highly recommended. Some visitors chose to bike through the Park, but you better be in great shape and prepared to go a long way through dirt and sandy... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hell's Gate National Park has been put forward as a UNESCO World Heritage site (tentative list) - Justification of Outstanding Universal Value (viii): Hell's gate represents an area of great geological phenomenon (i.e. hot water geysers and hot springs) these land formations and on-going geological processes at Hell's gate make the area exceptionally beautiful and unique compared to any other... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I did the bike ride and the short walk through the gorge. I recommend both. Pros- 1. great scenery 2. lots of animals up close and personal (we saw a giraffe, LOTS of warthogs, buffaloes, zebras, thompson gazelles, a giraffe, and a few others). And by up close and personal I mean within 50 feet. Cons- 1.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Want to cycle through a national park surrounded by indigenous Wild animals in Africa !!! This is the park. Want to Rock climb ?? Fishers tower is so unique .. about 250 foot high with Guides and ropes... its so much fun. there are over 3 scenic View points of the park & Lake... simply breath taking.... the piece de... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful national park in Kenya-take a bike ride! Not too hard, but well worth the experience. Quite easy walks to see fantastic scenery-inspiration for the Lion King!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you want to see a variety of predators , this might not be the place. Buffaloes, warthogs, zebras, antelopes and giraffes you might see, and chances are slim for interesting birds. However, you can cycle in the great surroundings of massive rocks and cliffs and enjoy the scenery. Bicycles are easy to rent, many offer them at the entrance.... More 

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