february, 2019

1feb7:30 am- 5:30 pmHells Gate National Park

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Event Details

Cost:                                       USD 150.00

Duration:                               10 hours

Starting Time:                       7:30am

Meeting Point:                       Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Milimani Nairobi, Kenya

Ending Point:                        Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Milimani Nairobi, Kenya

 

Overview  

Inclusions:                             Local language speaking guide

Local transportation

Local lunch

Exclusions:                             All drinks

Transportation to/from the starting point hotel

Tips for your local guide

Items of a personal nature

Dress standard:                     Modest clothing

Your Trip:                             This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12

Confirmation of Booking:    If you have a voucher, your booking is confirmed!

 

Highlights

  • Explore fascinating Hell’s Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha
  • Search out herbivores and birdlife on a walking tour of the park
  • Savoir local cuisine and mingle with locals at, you guessed it, a local restaurant
  • Learn about conservation at the Elsamere Conservation Centre, once home to Joy Adamson

 

ITINERARY

  • From Nairobi we’ll head north towards Lake Naivasha, stopping along the way to take in breathtaking views of the Rift Valley before proceeding towards the lake.
  • we’ll arrive at Hell’s Gate National Park, a massive 70 sq km park that is one among only a few National Parks in Kenya where walking is permitted
  • The park is full of herbivores, and there are bird-watching opportunities galore. Combine that with hot springs, spectacular cliffs, and gorges, and you’ll have hours and hour’s worth of amazing African-ness to explore.
  • You’ll eat at a local restaurant where you’ll sample regional cuisine and engage with the locals – pretty much one of our favorite things about traveling
  • Afterward, we’ll head to the Elsamere Conservation Centre on the shores of the lake.
  • We’ll head back to Nairobi after a full day of exploring

 

Hell’s Gate National Park lies to the south of Lake Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi and is one of the few National Parks where visitors are allowed to walk. Hell’s Gate National Park derives its name from narrow breaks in cliffs, that was once a tributary of an ancient lake that is thought to have been habitat for early homo sapiens in the Great Rift Valley. Hell’s Gate National Park is small national park established in 1984 and is known for its vast variety of wildlife and terrific sceneries. The park which is mainly a savanna ecosystem and harbors a wide variety of wildlife. The vegetation is characterized by a continuous cover of tall perennial grasses. There is also an open canopy  of fire-resistant,  drought-resistant ,  or  browse-resistant trees like  the acacias. Sometimes the Park is termed as an Acacia savanna due to its dominant species. The game and bird viewing is one of the most striking activities one would engage in. The park is home to herds of buffalos, zebras, elands, Thomson’s gazelle, warthog, and Masai giraffe. The Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah also live in the park but hard to spot. Baboons and many bird species patrol the valley floor and on  high  cliffs while others  nest  on  the  gorge and can  be  seen  from Fischer’s Tower.  Other attractions include: Raptor nesting in cliffs, spectacular Gorge walk, hot springs, Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide, Fischer’s tower, nature trails and picnic sites. The Hell’s Gate National park also has the Olkaria geothermal power stations the Maasai Cultural Center, providing education about the Maasai tribe’s culture and traditions. The Hell’s Gate National park is popular owing to its nearness to Nairobi , low park fees, in comparison to other National Parks. The park also encourages use of bicycles, motorcycles, hiking, and camping within the park, making it unique among the Kenyan national parks.  Hill climbing in Hell’s Gate National park is a thrilling encounter.

Time

(Friday) 7:30 am - 5:30 pm EST

Location

Lake Naivasha

Organizer

Sonder Travels+1-980-277-1055 info@sondertravels.com

2 Comments

  1. ssdsd February 18, 2019 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    hi

    • admin March 4, 2019 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Hello! How are you doing?

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