Hell’s Gate National Park excursion Tour departs Nairobi at 0800 Hours with packed lunch. The journey takes a drive down the Great Rift Valley stopping at the view point for photography. You then continue on to Hell’s Gate National Park to arrive at 0930 Hours. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger’s post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The walking excursion safari takes 3 hours. The hot springs and a fabulous scenic landscape besides the diverse game are just incredible. Walk back to pick your bikes and return to the vehicle for the 90 kms journey back to Nairobi to end your short walking excursion.
Hell’s Gate National Park special locations to view include:
Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges. Two extinct volcanoes: Olkaria and Hobley’s are worth a trip. Natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. Obsidian, a striking black glassy rock formed from cooled molten lava is a feature of this landscape. Game to view includes: Buffaloes, Masai Giraffes, Elands, Coke’s Hartebeests, Lions, Leopards and some Cheetahs. A haven for ornithologists and rock climbers, the cliffs of Hell’s Gate are breeding grounds for Vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, Augur Buzzard and thousands of swifts; 103 species of birds have been recorded in the Park.
After a hour walk, you will break for lunch at Sopa lodge Naivasha. For an additional fee of $30 per person, you can explore Lake Naivasha wildlife on a 1-hour boat tour. Spot the hippos that linger just at the surface of the water, and see some of the diverse birdlife; African fish eagles, lesser flamingos, African spoonbill, and little grebe are all common here. At 3pm, begin the return trip to Nairobi, and finish the day with drop-off in Nairobi at roughly 5pm to your hotel