Hells Gate National Park

Visit Hells Gate National Park - What You need to know


Hells Gate National Park

Hells Gate National Park - Kenya - Best Tourist Guide

Known for its iconic scenery, Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley, filled with towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, rock towers and volcanoes. Easily accessible on a day trip from Nairobi, Hell’s Gate is one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa, offering an alternative safari experience.

Hell’s Gate Gorge Walk

Named after a narrow break in the cliffs, within the park’s borders lies the Olkaria Geothermal Station, the first of its kind in Africa. The power station makes use of the vast land which used to be home to the now-extinct OlKoria volcano, whose lava still flows beneath the park.

Highly anticipated on a visit to the park is the gorge walk, where you will encounter all the landmarks Hell’s Gate is known for. The gorge runs through the heart of the park, between the deep valley edged in corroded rock walls. View zebras, giraffes, and warthogs, whilst experiencing Fischer’s Tower and the Central Tower.

Ideal for hiking, cycling, rock climbing, and game drives, Cheetah Safaris can offer excellent excursions across the distinctive land.

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How To Get to Hells Gate National Park?

Hells Gate National Park Location - where is hell's gate national park located

Located in Naivasha in Kenya, Hell’s Gate National Park is accessible by both road and air. During your stay, our safari guides will look after you, ensuring all travel is taken care of. To find out how to access the park, we have detailed the information below. Hell’s Gate National Park is located 90km from Nairobi. The park is accessible via road from Nairobi via Naivasha Town, on the Lake Road South at a junction 5km south of Naivasha. Hell’s Gate has one close by airstrip in Naivasha, at Loldia Airstrip.

Best Time To Visit Hells Gate National Park

When to Visit Hells Gate National Park for safaris

Generally, Kenya is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 


1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.


15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Hells Gate National Park Entrance Fee

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Hells Gate National Park Entrance fee

Below is the Hells Gate National Park Entrance fee for 2022 / 2023. 





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Click here to Download the complete Park Fee Copy by Kenya Wildlife Serve KWS Conservation Fees July 2022 to December 2023_8.

Please note the rates are subject to change.

Distance from Nairobi To Amboseli National Park

How far is Amboseli National Park from Nairobi? Here’s the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by our 4×4 land cruiser jeep without stopping. In the real sense, you’ll probably want to add some rest stops, gas, or food along the way. 

  • By road: 134 miles or 216 km Driving time: 3 hours, 58 minutes.
  • Flight distance: 99 miles or 159 km Flight time: 42 minutes

How to get to Amboseli National Park

  • By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
  • By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircraft at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town
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Kenya National Parks FAQs

Kenya Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Kenya National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best African Holiday Safaris. 

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How many national parks are in Kenya?

There are some 54 + Kenya National Parks and Reserves, with many sanctuaries and private conservancies all over the country. KWS is responsible for managing the National Parks, to protect the wildlife from poaching and from bush meat opportunists, which is a huge problem all over Africa.

What are the most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya?

The most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya include:- 

  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve 
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Which is the largest park in Kenya?

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park, national park, southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest (8,036 square miles [20,812 square km]) of Kenya’s national parks, it was established in 1948. Later that year, for administrative purposes, the park was divided into two smaller units: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Which is the oldest national park in Kenya?

The Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s national parks. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and is located four miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It covers 45.26 square miles in size making it one of the smallest parks in the Kenya.

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