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Hell's Gate National Park

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Address: Lake Road South, Naivasha, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20-2433037
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Cmaping with teenagers

Went for a weekend away with a group teens and had so much fun. The campsite had gorgeous views and outdoor facilities. We spent a day walking the gorges, swimming in the hots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elizabeth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for a weekend away with a group teens and had so much fun. The campsite had gorgeous views and outdoor facilities. We spent a day walking the gorges, swimming in the hots spring pools and enjoying a picnic. It was so much fun. The teens especially loved the gorges, it was like being underground in an out of this... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful amazing wonders of nature. The walk in the gorge is amazing and the views fantastic. Our guide James was very helpful and answered all our questions. He was meticulous and ensured the safety of the group even in areas that were difficult to maneuver.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hell's Gate has a number of things to do that others have talked about, but I loved hiking the canyon and thought I'd give a quick guide to how to maximize the experience. I found the undulating sandstone walls, occasional volcanic rocks, and hot springs fascinating. As with the rest of this park, it's not cheap. But I am particularly... More 

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2 Thank Jamey W
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My clients love this place as it's magical especially game walk/drive,gorges excursion,cycling & rock climbing. This is a place you should put in your bucket list.

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Thank Kenya Outdoors T
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to take water or buy at the Elsa gate shop. Drive thru slowly or rent bikes to explore. Get a Masai guide and go through the gorge on either short or long hike. Short is one hour round trip and very doable.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place and it was lovely. My family really enjoyed it and we stayed here for three nights as it was peaceful and lovely. Had a great time playing golf as well and this Hells gate national park is good. It's different from the safari and personally you will have a nice time. Lots to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide saved this for last, to make sure we wouldn't be afraid of being on a bike with wild animals nearby. Do this FIRST, if you can. Being right there on the ground with the wildlife was very moving.

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Thank DMcKK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hike around Hells Gate Buffalo Circuit. Don't get confused when you end up on the tarmac section, keep going. Not so sure about the prints in the mud though

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Thank Glenn T
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited on 11th June 2016 with three kids aged three. Drive is good for kids and they get to see the wild animals. We saw giraffes, zebras, warthogs and antelopes. We could not do the gorge walk as would be difficult for little kids. However I've done the gorge walk before and its great. There is a geothermal plant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is the one do-not-miss attraction around Naivasha! Like no other experience biking among the zebra, giraffes, and other wildlife, much more real than sitting in a safari van. Hike the gorge with a guide, and enjoy breathtaking landscape views that inspired The Lion King. Tips: Arrive right as the park opens around 6:30 AM for the best wildlife viewing.... More 

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