Though not a big five destination, Hell’s Gate is home to plenty of wildlife such as African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboons, giraffe. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck. Predators like the cheetah, hyena or serval aren’t easy to spot.
With more than 100 species recorded, Hell’s Gate offers an amazing bird watching all through the year. Once a popular breeding place for lammergeyers, its cliffs are now a tranquil abode to nesting raptors including the Egyptian and Rüppell’s vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and swifts.
The spectacular and dramatic scenery of the park is what attracts tourists and locals to it. This includes the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam makes Hell’s Gate one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa.
Intense Geothermal Activity:
From its hot springs to the Olkaria Geothermal Station and Health spa, Hell’s Gate is known for having intense geothermal activity within its boundaries.
With a steep-sided valley running through the park among other dormant volcanos, Hell’s Gate and its landscape have stunning volcanic scenery.
More About Popular Activities at Hell’s Gate
With over 100 species, the birding specials in Hell’s Gate are a treat for avid birders. See the migratory birds and raptors among many species in breeding plumage as they nest during the wet season.
Hell’s Gate is not a big 5 destination making cycling and walking in the park excellent. Trade your safari vehicle for a bike to begin your journey through the park.
After a fun and tiring day of exploration, you may return to Nairobi in time for dinner or camp within this geothermal park.
While the beauty of its landscape may be its forte, Hell’s Gate is still home to some buffalo, antelopes and a variety of birds.
With impressive sandstone cliffs and volcanic outcrops, Hell Gate is one of the few parks in Kenya where you can seamlessly walk among herds of plain animals.
Adventure will find you when you ascend the 45m Fisher’s Tower with the aid of a local professional. Climb your way through the distinctive terrain of Hell’s Gate Gorge.