The savannah ecosystem lies about 90km from Nairobi. The ecosystem mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776m above sea level. On the sides of the mountain are V-shaped valleys and ridges with little vegetation; however a thick forest occurs within the crater. Major wildlife attractions include buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, Bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe, grant gazelles, Thomson gazelles and many other antelopes. Other attractions include the extinct volcano and the crater forest, views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
The park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90 kms)
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Temperature ranges from 20-300 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
Extinct volcano and crater forest, Scenic Landscape, Views of lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
The park is a paradise for birds of prey
Buffalos, Gazelles, Impala and girrafe
WHERE TO STAY
In - Park Accommodation
There is no accommodation in the Park ; although a wide range of accommodations options are available in Naivasha town and along Moi South Lake Road.
KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:
There are no self-catering facilities at Hell’s Gate National Park.
Viewing Lake Naivasha