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 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, the spot is famous for its variety of bird species including vultures, verreaux's eagles, swifts and augur buzzards.
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Rock Climbing in Kichwa Tembo, Tsavo West National Park, Eastern Province Kenya
Tsavo West provides with a magnificent rock climbing adventure with a range of sheer cliffs. Kichwa Tembo is such one rock that rises at 300 m/984 ft and grades range between class 4- 6, according to East African standards.
The walls are covered with in holds and free of vegetation. Though considered to be a difficult climb, it still offers the best and high quality climbing in Kenya.
No pegs required here, however early climbs are advisable, unless one is climbing in the shade. It should be noted however, that one needs to be a member of the Mountain Club of Kenya to climb these rocks and in the case that one is not, you need to get a permit to climb.
Caution needs to be taken as well when approaching the river, because of the presence of hippos and crocodiles whose behavior is unpredictable.