Where is Hell’s Gate National Park
About Hell’s Gate National Park
Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.
One of the routes is through Naivasha, where there is a Catholic Church. During WWII, Italian prisoners of war built the church. The drive takes one past Longonot and Mai Mahiu. After that, turn left onto South Lake Road and keep driving past several horticultural farms. Continue to Elsa Gate Junction and turn left again. Another route is through the upper escarpment road to Nakuru which has some great viewpoints overlooking the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, and Mt. Longonot. After turning left at the Naivasha turn off, continue through the town to old Naivasha Road heading towards Nairobi. Then take a right onto South Lake Road.