Hell's Gate National Park

Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi. The park is 14 km after the turnoff from the old Nairobi-Naivasha highway.

Hell’s Gate National Park is a place of surprising natural beauty and an excellent anti-dote to life in the fast lane.  Hell’s Gate is one of the national parks in Kenya where walking, hiking, climbing and even camping is not only allowed, but also encouraged!  Hike the amazing gorges, climb the towering stone outcrops and enjoy discovering hot and cold waterfalls in this surprising corner of Kenya’s amazing Rift Valley.

Attractions – Game viewing, raptor nesting in  cliffs, spectacular gorge walks, hot springs, scenic landscape, the Geothermal Station, Maasai culture.

Wildlife – Includes eland, buffalo, lion, giraffe, zebra, leopard, impala, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, klipspringer, rock hyrax and Chanler’s mountain reedbuck

Access – Roads: The Park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi. (90 km) via Naivasha town on the Lake Road South at Junction 5 km south of Naivasha.

Accommodation – While there is no accommodation in the park, a wide range of options exist in nearby Naivasha, or along Moi South Lake Road which leads from Naivasha to the park.

Best time to visit – All year round

Activities – Hiking, camping, rock climbing, biking, bird watching and wildlife viewing