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Backpacking / Trekking in Hell’s Gate National Park, Naivasha Lake, Central Province Kenya

Difficulty:
Easy to Medium
Distance:
Approximately 16km / 10mi
Hell's Gate is located in the South of Lake Naivasha and at about 90 km/55 mi in the northwest of Nairobi City. It covers an area of 68 km²/26.25 mi² and is at 1900 m/6233 ft above sea level. Some of the highlights are the Fischer's tower, Central tower and Hell's Gate gorge. Although there is a wide variety of wildlife, it is famous for a variety of bird species including vultures, verreaux's eagles, swifts and augur buzzards.

The narrow gorges, extinct volcanoes, hot springs and wildlife add up to a thrilling mountain trekking experience. You get to go through sinuous rocks among the graceful giraffes among other wildlife. The terrain is mostly typical savannah, volcanic trails, sandy with some rocky spots and level of difficulty is easy-moderate.

The distance to be covered is approximately a 16 km/10 mi long one at an altitude of 2000 m/6561 ft. Trekking here is not for the weak and weary, you get to climb up and down with occasional stop at the hot springs.

The best way to maximize your adventure is by taking one of the local guides who will advise you which are the best routes for the ultimate experience which is said to last between 3-4 hours.

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Tuesday to Saturday the charge  is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.

We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and  30 minutes.

We are open  from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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