Two days in Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha - Trip from Nairobi
Indulge your dynamic, sporty as well gentle, easy-going soul! Combine a bike ride in Hell’s Gate National park, a boat ride at Lake Naivasha and a splendid array of wildlife and stunning nature all the way.
The evocative landscape of Hell’s Gate National Park is composed of cliffs, water-gorged gauges, stiff rock towers, volcanoes, and plumes of geothermal steam. All these make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa. This scenery was also used in the 1980 Hollywood film “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle”.
Lake Naivasha is a vast freshwater lake at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift Valley at 1884 metres. With its 139 square kilometres of fresh water and surrounding 64 square kilometres of a swamp, it is home to many animal species; a sizable population of hippos resides there, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish. Many terrestrial animals feed and drink on it, and the backdrop scenery consists mainly of plantations of blooming flowers, the most important agricultural crop in the vicinity of the lake.
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- DAY 1 - NAIROBI - HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK - LAKE NAIVASHA
- DAY 2 - LAKE NAIVASHA - NAIROBI
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK - LAKE NAIVASHA
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in the morning. After a stop at a Great rift valley viewpoint, to admire the stunning nature at its largest, we’ll take you for a hot lunch - to charge your batteries for the upcoming adventure - a bike ride in the enchanting Hell’s Gate National Park. An expert guide will take over your cycling expedition. Unique in the admirable biodiversity Hell’s Gate NP is a World Heritage site that enjoys global protection as one of the most unique natural sites on Earth. It will blow you off your seat - stunning nature, enchanting gorges, a fairytale all around.
Return the bikes and wave your expert guide goodbye, embark on a vehicle, and head for dinner and overnight in the surroundings of Lake Naivasha.
DAY 2 - LAKE NAIVASHA - NAIROBI
After a great breakfast in your lodge, you’ll embark on a boat for a ride to observe hippos and birds on your way to the Crescent Island Conservatory to see zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and monkeys in their natural environment. A lake view is quite unparallel - besides all the inhabitants, among them strikingly magnificent hippos, you will see shores of blooming flowers and the peaks of the Great rift. High above there is the Njorowa Gorge, which was once the lake's outlet - an ever-standing reminder of nature’s changes - especially those, caused by humans. The blooming backdrop has a downside - uncontrolled irrigation causes devastating changes to the lake’s ecosystem. Recent efforts to regulate farming are showing some results, so the lake starts regaining its primal beauty.
After the boat ride and lunch, we’ll bring you back to your hotel in Nairobi.