Destination of the week: Hell’s Gate National Park
The intense geothermal activity within the park’s boundaries resulted in it’s unique name. Because of the heat and spectacular cliffs, today Hell’s Gate is one of the most unique and top attractions in Kenya.
Located in a close distance to Nairobi, Hell’s Gate can be a fantastic weekend getaway spot. Grab a bike or jump on a horse to spend a great day sightseeing and watching wildlife. The park is home to numerous African buffaloes, hartebeests, zebras, baboons and Thomson’s gazelles. It is not difficult to stumble upon them while taking a ride.
On top of amazing wildlife, Hell’s Gate national park offers an outstanding scenery. Wander between tall cliffs and get lost in probably the most atmospheric parks in Africa. The amount of activities it has to offer include bird watching, game viewing, camping, biking, horse riding and rock climbing. And this is just a beginning.
Although it is a perfect place for a one-day trip, one can also stay in and around the park for longer. For luxury lovers, the neighborhood offers a unique stay at the Lake Naivasha Country Club. That 5* high-end hotel is family friendly and supplied with everything one may need to relax after a long day full of sport activities. Fina Gardens Resort, on the other hand, offers good quality on a budget. If tired and looking for a moment to relax, take rest in the hotel’s swimming pool.
The Splendid Longonot – Mt Longonot National Park
A rewarding view of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha meets you at the top as is a virgin forest of small trees covering the crater, with steam vents spaced around the walls. Longonot is home to Buffaloes, Gazelles, the Impala and giraffes with rare sighting of leopards.
Funny Encounters at Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East has got to be one of those Parks I walk into and; baboons & warthogs look at me like we’ve met before.