Hell's Gate National Park

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Do you know why hell's gate National park is called the Heaven's Volcanic Glory? On this site we will show you details about Hell’s Gate game reserve and its tourist attraction in Kenya.

Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi.

The park is 14 km after the turnoff from the old Nairobi-Naivasha highway.

It is characterised by diverse topography and geological scenery. It is an important home of the lammergeyer.

Hell’s Gate has two gates that are used by visitors – the main Elsa Gate and the Olkaria Gate.

The latter also serves the Olkaria Geothermal Station that is located inside the National Park.

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Contact details

PO Box 234-20117 Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)050 50407/50290 Fax: +254 (0)311 20577Email: hellsgatenp@kenyweb.com www.kws.go.ke

Contact person Senior Warden

Location Naivasha town, Rift Valley Province

Distance from Nairobi

90 km

Size 68 square km

Park fees Go to www.kws.go.ke or contact tour operator.


Game viewing, raptor nesting in cliffs, spectacular gorge walks,hot springs, scenic landscape,the Geothermal Station, Maasai culture.


Includes eland, buffalo, lion,giraffe, zebra, leopard, impala,Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle,klipspringer, rock hyrax and Chanler’s mountain reedbuck

Zebras at Hell’s Gate National ParZebras at Hell’s Gate National Par


Roads: The Park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi.(90 km) via Naivasha town on the Lake Road South at Junction 5 km south of Naivasha.


While there is no accommodation in the park, a wide range of options exist in nearby Naivasha, or along Moi South Lake Road which leads from Naivasha to the park.

Best time to visit

All year round.


Hiking, camping, rock climbing, biking, bird watching and wildlife viewing.

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Other Related Pages

Kakamega Forest National Reserve | Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park | Kisumu Impala Sanctuary | Kiunga Marine National Reserve | Mount Elgon National park | Kora National Reserve | Marsabit National Park in Kenya | Masai Mara National Reserve

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