Hellsgate day trip | Hellsgate National Park Day Tour is a full day trip to Hellsgate hiking park to hike and bike around the gorges and cliffs. Hellsgate is a popular hiking destination from Nairobi and its only 98km or 50 miles from the Nairobi city. A one day trip to Hellsgate includes activities such as hiking, bicycling, motorcycling, rock climbing and camping.
Hells Gate National Park Day Trip Attractions
Hellsgate national park is only 68sqkm in area and it’s among the smallest parks in Kenya by African standards. The park was started in 1984 to protect the wildlife in the area. This park has everything in it from 3 geothermal power stations to hot springs and geysers; from rocky red colored cliffs to a deep gorge; from a volcanic plugs of Fischer’s tower and Central tower to savannah grasslands.
Hellsgate national park’s landscape is so dramatic that the movie Lion King of 1994 scenes were inspired by the landscape in the park. The main actors had to visit the park to familiarize themselves with the scenery before shooting of the movie. Lara crofts Tomb Raiders: the cradle of life movie was actually shot on location in the park. These movies make the Hellsgate day trip even the more interesting.
Hellsgate has a wide variety of animals although their numbers is low. The animals that have been seen in this park include Lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, klipspringer, giraffes, zebras, baboons, eland, hartebeests, Thompson’s gazelle, hyraxes. There are also about 103 species of birds including the Lammergeyer, vultures, Verreaux’s eagle, augurs buzzard and swifts.
The park is extremely popular with hiking and bike riding among the wildlife due to its proximity to Nairobi and the low park entry fees compared to other parks.
Hellsgate National Park Day Trip Itinerary
7:00am: Depart from Nairobi for the Hellsgate national park day tour.
7:45am: Scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see Mt Longonot and Suswa and the rift valley floor from the eastern escarpment.
9:00am: Enter the park gate with the vehicle or hire a bike to the hiking area near the gorges. Hike in the park with a guide in the deep gorges and among the wildlife.
12:30pm: Exit the park for a lunch at Lake Naivasha restaurant.
2:30pm: Drive back to Nairobi after a great Hellsgate 1 day hiking trip.
5:00pm: Drop off in your Nairobi hotel.
End of tour
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