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Lake Naivasha And Hell’s Gate National Park Day Tour


Lake Naivasha And Hell's Gate National Park Day Tour

Lake Naivasha is one of the two major fresh water lakes in the mighty Rift Valley of Kenya, the other one being Lake Baringo. The lake also boasts one of the highest altitudes of all Rift Valley lakes. It is also a Ramsar Site- a wetland of international importance. Lake Naivasha is also an Important Bird Area (IBA) and the local birds will always amaze even a casual birder.

We shall leave Nairobi early and head straight to Lake Naivasha, as we enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley. On arrival, we shall enjoy a boat ride to help appreciate the beauty of the lake and see more wildlife and birds. Keep an eye for the local Nile Hippos in the water. Thompson’s Gazelles, Blue Wildebeests, Defassa Waterbucks, African Buffalo and Maasai Giraffes often feed along the shores.

From here, we head to Hell’s Gate National Park. Here you will enjoy learning some interesting geology aspects, geothermal energy production as well as cliff-nesting birds. You will also enjoy a game drive in the park looking out for Common Eland, Common Warthog, Grant’s Gazelle and Common Zebra.

At Hell’s Gate National Park, you may also enjoy some more activities such as:-

  1. Bicycle riding inside the park
  2. Rock climbing at the beautiful Fischer’s Tower
  3. Hell’s Gate Gorge hike
  4. Geothermal Spa swimming

Later in the afternoon, we shall return to Nairobi- marking the end to our lovely Lake Naivasha And Hell’s Gate National Park Day Tour





Highlight birds

White-fronted Bee-eater, Mocking Cliff Chat, Bearded Woodpecker, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Great White Pelican, African Fish Eagle, Hybrid Lovebird, Grey Crowned Crane, African Hoopoe

Highlight mammals and others

Nile Hippo, Defassa Waterbuck, Maasai Giraffe, Thompson’s Gazelle, Cape Buffalo

Habitats covered

Wetlands, Savannah

Photographic opportunities


Special moments

Boat ride, Hells Gate National Park, The Great Rift Valley



The Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park Day Tour can be extended to allow you spend one or more nights in Naivasha. This allows you to do more activities and find more animals.

You may also choose to add more parks and other attractions, to complement your visit to Lake Naivasha. These may include the following listed sites:-

  1. Masai Mara National Reserve
  2. Lake Nakuru National Park
  3. Lake Bogoria National Reserve
  4. Lake Elmenteita
  5. Aberdares National Park
  6. Mt. Kenya National Park

Please contact us if you would like an extension and our safari team will advise on the best combination for you to maximise your experience.