A hot spot for climbers, Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the few parks in Kenya that allows camping and enables you to explore on foot or bicycle. Hell’s Gate offers excellent climbing and hiking opportunities, with two extinct volcanoes; the red cliffs of Hell’s Gate Gorge; ObsidianCaves; and the pointed column of rock known as Fischer’s Tower, a former volcanic plug. Geothermal features include hot springs and natural geysers hissing steam through vents in the earth’s crust. The park also protects a wide variety of wildlife, including leopards; baboons; hartebeest; eland; ostriches; gazelles; and more than 100 species of birds, as well as eagle and vulture breeding grounds.

Olkaria Geothermal Station, the first of its kind in Africa, lies within Hell’s Gate National Park and generates power from heated, pressurized water underground. The Oloor Karia Maasai Cultural Centre within the park is worth a visit with Maasai singing, dancing, and jewelry-making demonstrations.

Day Trips

Many of the places we feature across Kenya already include a wide range of activities, but in some cases there are highly recommended extra activities that are not automatically included as part of your stay.

These day-trips and excursions often add a special dimension to your itinerary, elevating it from a memorable holiday to the trip of a lifetime. They are often very popular, so they are best booked in advance with Bushgetaways Tours & Travels before you depart on your trip.

Please talk to your Bushgetaways specialist if you would like to find out more about any of these excursions in Kenya.

Hell's Gate
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$ 250 $ 300
Explore Hell's Gate National Park on this local-led day tour with a one hour walking safari and lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy the scenic...
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Family Holidays

A family Holiday safari is a big family holiday unlike any other. A chance to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments. To experience African cultures and share real adventures together. And maybe finish with a few days by the Indian Ocean. When we design a family safari holiday we take you into the heart of real Africa nothing like what you find in package holiday brochures. You’ll fly by small plane into remote places, stay in small luxury camps and lodges surrounded by beauty and wildlife. Have fun with expert guides who’ll take you on adventures you’ll remember for ever. One minute you’ll enjoy a family of baboons playing, chasing each other through the trees, then watch spellbound as twenty elephant drink and hose themselves at the river’s edge. Mostly, you will experience this with just you, your guide and no-one else.

Hell's Gate
17% Off
$ 250 $ 300
Explore Hell's Gate National Park on this local-led day tour with a one hour walking safari and lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy the scenic...
Available through out the year:
  • Jan
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
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