Hell’s Gate National Park :..“ the land of the daring and adventurous”
Located about an hour from Nairobi, Hells Gate National Par is famous for its magnificent landscape. The valleys, rocky outcrops and winding gorges make it a haven for photographers. Being the only national park where walking or riding a bicycle is permitted makes it even more attractive.
Covering an area of 68.25 km2 and about 90 km from Nairobi, Hell’s Gate welcomes you into the adventurous daring world of Game viewing, rock climbing, home of the geysers, Raptor nesting in cliffs, walking along Spectacular gorge, geological sceneries, hot springs, scenic landscape, the Geothermal Station, Masai culture among others. The Park is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha-our land of blossoming roses and other flowers.
Rock Climbing, Fischer’s Tower
Hell’s Gate National Park has some of Kenya’s best Rock Climbing. There are high cliffs with several possible routes, and plenty of opportunity for climbs and Abseiling. Fischer’s Tower, a large volcanic pillar, is also a good climb. There is a qualified rock climbing guide based at Hell’s Gate Park HQ. Equipment and guiding services can be hired at the Park gate.
Despite its rather alarming title, Hell’s Gate National Park provides the ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi, a truly panoramic picnic spot, or an evocative camping stopover. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub- clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa