Nairobi Tours
Day Trip To Crescent Island And Hells Gate National Park

Day Trip To Crescent Island And Hells Gate National Park

By Bush Thorns Adventures and Safaris
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-70
Duration: 8–10 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Audio guide: English
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • English speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
  • Entry/Admission - Crescent Island Game Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hell's Gate National Park
What's not included
  • Personalised Drinks and Beverages
  • Boatride in lake Naivasha
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Nairobi, Kenya
    I will be glad to pick you up at your hotel within Nairobi, if you have another pick up location feel to discuss this prior to your booking.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 232293P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 232293P1

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      • Bush Thorns Adventures and Safaris
        Nairobi, Kenya
        Joined in December 2015
      • P6637QXjacquelineh
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Safari
        It was AMAZING and PERFEKT. We recommend Bush Thorn Adventures Safaris, and we will be back. Asanteni sana Samuel und Joseph
        Written July 20, 2024
      • evatE350IQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Kenya experience!
        I can only recommend Bush-thorns Adventures and Safaris! Amazing experience. Both Joseph and Samuel are great guides, friendly people with a ton of knowledge to share. I loved the respect they showed towards the nature and animals, which sadly is not always the case with other tour operators, as we witnessed a few times. I would especially recommend their service to people with deeper interest in nature, most of all zoology, as their knowledge is far beyond average. Our group consisted of people who all studied biology in the past (and most are still active in the field) and we were super pleased to be able to determine pretty much any species we saw and to learn more details about their ecology. I also appreciated that the safari plan can be tailored to our needs, including the decisions about what locations to see, the budget and accommodation levels, vegetarian food options, pick up times and so on. The communication and planning was smooth and pleasant and allowed us to explore Kenya's national parks in a non-stressful way while still learning so much. It was my first trip to Africa and it was awesome, thank you guys once again! Best of luck!
        Written June 18, 2024
      • C123447
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely amazing!
        The trip was incredible! We spent two days in the Maasai Mara and two days in Amboseli National Park. Sam and Zack made the trip absolutely amazing! From their talent in spotting animals to their deep knowledge of wildlife, they added so many great dimensions to the experience: fun stories, deep cultural knowledge, top tier photographer skills, and vision that could compete with an eagle. Everything was so well organized and smooth, it was so easy for us to relax and enjoy the experience. They were also so much fun to be around. Really positive and with so much knowledge to share! I am so grateful to have had this experience with them and could not recommend it enough.
        Written June 12, 2024
      • ronaF2568TV
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Six stars if I could
        Sam was recommended to me by a friend. What a great tip! My adult daughter and I did a two day tour the Maasi Mara linked to a two day tour of Amboseli National Park. Being in the park and SEEING the park turn out to be two completely different things. Without a good guide, you will miss so, so much. And Sam and Zack were absolutely amazing. Seamless logistics, deeply knowledgeable, excited to share with an infectious positivity, and possessing a miraculous ability to find animals in invisible nooks and crannies. Getting close to the wildlife, positioning for perfect picture backdrops, and always with good cheer - really top notch! The trip was a series of constant marvels, and would not have been the same without this exceptionally talented team. My highest recommendation. We coupled our safaris with a Nairobi city tour with Jeen. Another absolute must-do!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • lenkas372
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Four girls on nine-days safari
        Bush-thorns Adventures and Safaris was recommended to me by two different people (both very happy with their safaris) when I was searching for an affordable way to explore some of Kenya's national parks. From the very beginning, Samuel was extremely helpful and quick with his responses. He readily accommodated all our needs (low budget, vegetarian meals, early pick up at the airport etc.) and created an affordable yet packed plan for us. He and Joseph picked us at the airport early in the morning and Joseph took us to Maasai Mara and later to Lake Nakuru. Samuel joined us then for the rest of the trip (Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and Tsavo West). Both were very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and respectful not only to people but also to the animals, which, unfortunately cannot be said about all the tour operators. Joseph always left enough space for the animals which often somehow worked for our benefit since, on many instances, we observed them passing very close to our vehicle, on their own terms. Samuel and Joseph also enthusiastically satisfied our interest in birdwatching. Because we had only 9 days, we were able to explore only the well-known parks in southern Kenya. However, as we learnt during our trip, Samuel's specialty are the less frequented parks in northern Kenya, so if you get the chance, do not miss this opportunity. I cannot recommend Samuel and Joseph more. We were first reluctant to hire a guide since we have experience with self-drive safaris in Namibia and South Africa. Kenya is, however, a different story and although it is theoretically possible to drive on your own, I think that going with Samuel and Joseph was way more rewarding, less stressful and I dare to say even cheaper than a self-drive. So, thank you, Joseph, and thank you, Samuel, for an incredible adventure and best of luck to you!
        Written September 20, 2023
      • L4540GQjoannac
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect adventure in the central highlands, Kenya
        I cannot recommend Bush-thorn adventures and safaris enough if you are travelling to Kenya. Even before we arrived in Kenya, at the booking stage, the experience was excellent. I had asked if it was possible to adapt a 3-day tour in the Aberdares to include a location where we could do a bit more hiking/ wild swimming. Less than a day later I received a full personalised itinerary from Samuel which adapted the tour and highlighted points he thought would be of interest to us. We knew then we were in the best hands! On the tour itself, we had the best time and Samuel and Joseph were outstanding guides. We learned so much on our walks and on Safari in Ol Pejeta, amazingly we saw the whole big 5 in one morning in Ol Pejeta, the lunches were amazing with lots of delicious fresh fruit, they showed us places where we could swim which was the most incredible experience. This tour was our favourite part of our 2 weeks in Kenya and we will definitely book with them if we are in Kenya again!
        Written September 3, 2023
      • sanderontheroad1984
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An Amazing and enjoyable Adventure
        Were we lucky to be able to catch Samuel and Benson of Bush-Thorns Adventures on a few free days, for a last minute trip with them in Kenya. Due to changes in our travel plans we ended up with a few unplanned days on the final stretch of our Kenya trip. We wanted to see Aberdare National Park, but we were not in Nairobi where most trips leave from; therefore it was hard to find something suitable. We contacted a few agencies, and noticed quickly that Bush-Thorns Adventures was by far the quickest, most communicative and most helpful to create an affordable plan that suited our departure location and wishes. We spent two days visiting many beautiful Waterfalls in Aberdare National Park, and hiking Mt. Satima (4001m., often called Lesatime) together. This was a wonderful, exciting and for us doable hike suggested by Samuel, which turned out to be a great substitute for our cancelled Mt. Kenya trek. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to extend our two day adventure with Samuel and Benson with a safari through Ol' Pejeta National Reserve; a testimony to their willingness and competency to adapt, make good suggestions and fully accommodate their clients even if they are 'spontaneous' travelers like us :) A part from their competency, general care for our well-being and openness to 'new' itineraries, we also simply enjoyed their company; the conversations about Kenya, Wild-Life, tourism and our shared interest in birds definitely made the final part of our stay in Kenya with them one of the highlights. Our frantic search for birds often lead to funny moments with Benson flipping through his Birds of East-Africa book, while Samuel was trying to find matching bird sounds online in order to identify one of the many beautiful and for us foreign species we encountered. If you are wondering wether to travel with Bush-Thorns Adventures, let this be a gentle but convincing nudge towards a yes.
        Written July 26, 2023
      • CarlisleLori
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        2 Couples on Safari
        We arranged a 7 day safari with Bush Thorns and we were not disappointed. Samuel was great at communicating with us from the start and had everything planned according to our needs. Our guides/drivers Samuel and Joseph went out of their way to tailor the trip to our specific wants and needs. We always felt well looked after. All accommodations were great, clean and safe. Joseph and Samuel made our trip a trip of a lifetime. We visited- Masai Mara, Kakamega Forest, Saiwa Swamp, Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate. A great mixture of wildlife, birding and relaxing. I highly recommend Kenya for a safari/nature holiday and I recommend Bush Thorns Adventure and Safaris to look after all of your planning needs.
        Written February 16, 2023
      • barba2022Kenya
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best adventure.
        We had a great experience in Kenya. From majestic peaks, moorlands and intriguing falls of Aberdare National park to Chalbi desert and Lake Turkana. Samuel, Paul, Joseph and Maina did everything to make our adventure unforgettable. Thank you!
        Written January 5, 2023
      • 515thammym
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Better than we could have imagined!
        If you are looking for having an authentic experience with someone that is caring for you and for your trip as it was for himself, you found the place! Great hotels, amazing support, shopping indications if you need them, and free smiles all the time. Wageni, Wakaribishwa, Kenya yetu Hakuna Matata.
        Written January 2, 2023
      • 226gatisl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best adventures experience Kenya in all its glory!
        We had great trip in Kenya with Bush-thorns Adventures, best care from arriving minute Nairobi until going home, every day new adventure in safari trips, visiting different tribes, deserts, volcanoes, cities, mountains, much more, there were so many unexpected activities, the emotions did not stop for a moment during two weeks. We became great friends with Samuel, our drivers, the cook, it was a real pleasure to get to know these people, you are great!
        Written December 29, 2022
      • 185adeely
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bush and Beach safari in Kenya
        We had an amazing experience with Bush thorns adventures and Safari’s. Samuel and Joseph were our guides and came with vast experience and photography skills. We traveled with children from Nairobi across the country to the beaches of Diani. We saw Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli (Kilimanjaro), Diani beach and Mombasa. We were facilitated with our own private custom land cruiser to suit the rough Kenyan terrains for the whole trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it to all.
        Written August 25, 2022
      • MarkAllen94
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Amboseli Safari
        Our trip to Amboseli with Sam and Matthias was absolutely fantastic. They are extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, culture and history of the area. We saw so many animals (including a leopard) and Sam even sent us his professional photos of our trip after! I can't recommend him enough for safari not only in Amboseli but anywhere over Kenya.
        Written July 30, 2022
      • amosk458
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Above and beyond expectations
        I travelled with Bush-thorn Adventures for a five days and four nights trip covering Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, Naivasha (Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha and Cresent Island) and Aberdare National Park led by Ole (Gitau) and Joseph as our trip aficionados. The trip was very well planned and executed and both guides went above and beyond to accommodate our needs to ensure that the trip lived up to our expectations. It came down to little things such as prioritising which animals we chased through the Mara to seeking out specific foods for lunch breaks on the road. The attention to detail and communication was very professional and friendly throughout the trip. We paid for an inclusive trip and they not only delivered but went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Bush-thorn Adventures for anyone looking for a hassle free trip and looking to make memories of a life time.
        Written January 13, 2022
      • veeK1994
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A one of a lifetime experience!
        We had an absolutely great experience with Bushthorn Adventures on our trip covering Masai Mara, Nakuru, Naivasha and Aberdare. From the onset, communication was efficient and clear. The trip was well planned and every detail to enhance our experience considered. Thank you so much for organising the trip Gitau (Ole) and our fantastic driver Joseph Mwangi. You both showed us new parts of our beautiful country and so kindly imparted your wide knowledge. We look forward to future trips with you and highly recommend this tour company to all considering travels in Kenya.
        Written January 13, 2022
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
      Very good

      Amy N
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Solo
      This day trip from Nairobi was amazing. Everything went as planned and Samuel and Zack were both so kind and professional and going the extra mile to be sure I had a great time and saw as many animals and view points as possible. They also knew so much about all the places and animals and were sure to give lots of interesting information. Just be sure to bring water and extra cash for lunch and tipping. If you do any day trip from Nairobi do this one with this company!
      Written May 16, 2024
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      Victoria W
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022
      Very good trip if you have one day in Nairobi. You will see lots of animals in the park. I highly recommend thi day trip !!!
      Written April 26, 2022
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      Valentine O
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Highly recommend them! The tour itself was really amazing experience
      Written December 18, 2021
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