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A Day Trip at Hell's Gate National Park

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Experience hosted by Shamim

6 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Swahili

What you'll do

A visit to Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the most popular things to do in Kenya and a fantastic way to spend a day outside in a natural playground. Despite the intimidating name, the park is approachable and popular with tourists and can be reached in just a few hours' drive from Nairobi.

Popular activities that we will engage in at Hell’s Gate include:
1. Appreciating the local fauna
This is one of the few parks where visitors can bike or walk inside the park to watch the animals. Visitors can spot giraffe, zebra, buffalo, Thomson's gazelle, and other antelopes. This park is a also good site for birdwatchers.
2. Cycling through the park
3. Visiting the gorges
This is one of the most exciting activities in the park and it involves visiting the popular water-gorged caves.
.4. Hiking, climbing, and walking in the canyons
Activities like mountain climbing, hiking, and canyon walking make Hell's gate one of the most popular parks in Kenya. As you can imagine, the views of the gorge from canyons are wondrous.
5. Visiting the hot springs
Visitors can swim in hot springs and see a small waterfall in the gorge. What a unique and refreshing experience!
6. Camping

Remember, a mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Don't miss out on this!
A visit to Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the most popular things to do in Kenya and a fantastic way to spend a day outside in a natural playground. Despite the intimidating name, the park is approachable and popular with tourists and can be reached in just a few hours' drive from Nairobi.

Popular activities that we will engage in at Hell’s Gate include:
1. Appreciating the local fauna
This is one of the few parks where…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    All vehicles are of good quality, regularly maintained, and come with a pro...
  • Equipment
    Hand sanitizer will be provided
From $250
/ person
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Meet your host, Shamim

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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The first time I visited Naivasha was with my sister for a family trip. I remember being fascinated by the amazing landscape of the Great Rift Valley and on our arrival at Hell's Gate, I couldn't help but cycle endlessly around the park. Passing by herds of Zebra's and gazelles was the most amazing experience of my life. Climbing the canyons and seeing the hot springs is a story I can't find the right words to express. Ever since that first experience, I always find myself at Hell's Gate whenever I pass by Naivasha, sometimes with friends, sometimes with family. I've dreamt of sharing this experience with people so that they too may appreciate the breathtaking beauty that my motherland has to offer, for it's not just about the beauty, it's patriotism, it's therapeutic and adventurous.
The first time I visited Naivasha was with my sister for a family trip. I remember being fascinated by the amazing landscape of the Great Rift Valley and on our arrival at Hell's Gate, I couldn't help but cycle endlessly around the park. Passing by herds of Zebra's and gazelles was the most amazing experience of my life. Climbing the canyons and seeing the hot springs is a story I can't find the right words to express. Ever since that first experience, I always find myself at Hell's Gate wheneve…
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Where you'll be

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.
It is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It is an important home of the lammergeyer (The Bearded Vulture). Hell’s Gate can be accessed through two main gates: the main Elsa Gate and the Olkaria Gate.

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Good comfortable shoes. There will be a lot of climbing

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