Two Day Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate Tour

Two Day Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate Tour

Short Overview

Combine two of Kenya's most unique parks with this two day safari experience.

You'll enjoy a game drive along the shores of Lake Nakuru, get out and stretch your legs with a cycling and hiking tour of Hell's Gate National Park, and experience the calm of Lake Naivasha with a boat safari and walking safari on Crescent Island.

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Details of Two Day Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate Tour

Combine two of Kenya's most beautiful parks, Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell's Gate Nationa Park with the beautiful Lake Naivasha region in this two day, one night itinerary.

This trip features a little bit of everything: a traditional game drive at Lake Nakuru, hiking and cycling in Hell's Gate, and a boat safari at Lake Naivasha.


Departing from Nairobi after breakfast, you'll make the three hour drive across to Lake Nakuru National Park.

While the park's resident flamingos have since moved on, the park is still home to four of the Big Five (you won't see elephants here) as well as a huge variety of bird life. Your half-day game drive in the park will showcase some of Kenya's most beautiful terrain while you spot large herds of buffalo, families of baboons, both black and white rhinoceros, and even lazy lions and leopards.

In the afternoon, you'll continue on to Lake Naivasha. While not a national park itself, Lake Naivasha is famous for its scenic boat safaris. You'll spot hippos, buffalo, and a variety of water birds on your way to the Crescent Island Private Sanctuary.

Crescent Island is a chance for you to get out and walk alongside giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more.

You'll then overnight in one of the nearby lodges.


You'll set off for Hell's Gate National Park after breakfast.

Hell's Gate is a park for the adventurous, making up for its lack of predators and big game with a variety of fun activities for the outdoors enthuiast.

You'll take a guided cycling tour through the park's canyons and plateaux on your way to the famous hiking gorges, where you'll have a half-climbing, half-hiking adventure through these colourful canyons.

The more adventurous at heart will also have the opportunity to climb Fisher's Tower.

You'll then return to Nairobi in time for lunch.


Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - LAKE NAIVASHA Game drive. Boat safari. Crescent Island walking safari. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - LAKE NAIVASHA - HELL'S GATE NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI Cycling safari. Hiking. Optional rock climbing. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • See two national parks in two days.

  • Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

  • Boat safari on Lake Naivasha.

  • Walking safari on Crescent Island.

  • Cycling tour of Hell's Gate National Park.

  • Hiking in Hell's Gate National Park.

  • Optional rock-climbing excursion.

  • Overnight in Lake Nakuru National Park or on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
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With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
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We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.