HELL'S GATE

Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa, due to the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries. Mount Longonot erupted in the early 1900s and ash can still be seen around the Park.

It is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once an affluent of an ancient lake that fed early humans in the Great Rift Valley.

With its water-gouged gorges, towering cliffs, desolate rock columns, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam it offers spectacular sceneries.

The Park covers an area of about 70 square kilometres at 6,200 feet above sea level, near Lake Naivasha, and it is home to lions, leopards and cheetahs and for the rare bearded vulture. There are more than 100 species of birds within the park, together with African buffalos, elands, hyenas, zebras, baboons and servals.

Travellers can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.