Hell s Gate National Park Kenya
Landscape: savannah with high rock boundaries from the Elsa Gate to the Ranger’s Post in the middle of the park. Good to know: the Ol Njorowa Gorge has stood as a source of inspiration for the decor of the Lion King. Activities: hiking, cycling, rock climbing on the Fischer’s Tower From the Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide you can observe vultures feasting on carcasses.
Hell’s Gate National Park
The national park encompasses an area of The park is only 56 miles 90 km from Nairobi sitting at an elevation of 6, feet 1, m above sea level. A smaller gorge trails away from Central Tower and leads to an area of hot springs. The springs are hot enough to cause burns. The wildlife numbers are smaller, but the variety of wildlife is abundant. Some of the predator species include lion, leopard, hyena, serval, and cheetah. From a cultural perspective, the park facilities include a Maasai Cultural Center where visitors can learn about the Maasai tribe customs, traditions, and overall culture.
The park attracts visitors because of its abundant scenery and wildlife as well as its close proximity to Nairobi. Below you will find a window into some of the possible hiking trails available to enjoy. A cultural exploration into the Masai people is a highlight for those who have cultural interests that extend beyond the natural attraction of the wilderness area.
Back to Top Hell’s Gate Trails Although there is wildlife in the area which is not enclosed, hiking and biking are encouraged. Camping is permitted as well. This is only one of two national Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt in Kenya that allow these activities.
Crescent Island: visitors can hike and explore Crescent Island Crater Lake: one of the common trails is the one that follows Hell s Gate National Park Kenya Crater Lake providing views of the lake and the surrounding landscape.
Back to Top Park Protection Hell’s Gate National Park protects the red-walled gorge known as Hell’s Gate and the surrounding habitat Hell s Gate National Park Kenya is home to an array of wildlife.
‘Out of nowhere’
To come across lions, you have to be extra lucky although one of our clients has seen one in the park. Some of the predator species include lion, leopard, hyena, serval, and cheetah. The springs are hot enough to cause burns. However in the savannah before the Ranger’s Post it’s nice walking or cycling.