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Hell's Gate & Lake Naivasha Small Group Day Tour - Guaranteed Daily Departure

4.2 (8)
Naivasha, KE
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Hell's Gate & Lake Naivasha Small Group Day Tour - Guaranteed Daily Departure

4.2 (8)
Naivasha, KE
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Embark on an exhilarating adventure through Hell's Gate National Park with this small group day tour from Nairobi. Bike or drive through the park, keeping your eyes peeled for baboons and buffaloes along the way. Then, take to the waters of Lake Naivasha to spot hippos and marvel at the diverse birdlife. Immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to a Maasai community, where you can learn about traditional life and customs in the Great Rift Valley. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, as well as the option for a boat tour of Lake Naivasha, this tour has everything you need for a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Book now and get ready to explore the natural wonders of Kenya.

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 9 hours - 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Bike or drive through Hell's Gate National Park
  • Spot animals like baboons and buffaloes
  • Bike's Hire
  • Hell's Gate park Entrance fee
  • pick up and drop off within Nairobi
  • Transport in a private vehicle
  • Bikes or vehicle park entrance fee
  • professional guide
  • Lunch own expense (available for purchase)
  • Option boat ride at Lake Naivasha USD20

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park Tour starts by pick up at 7am at your Nairobi Hotel. The journey takes a drive down the Great Rift Valley stopping at the viewpoint for photography. You then continue on to get to Hell's Gate National Park to arrive at 9:30am. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger's post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. Continue on foot into the park’s distinctive gorges, where narrow passageways and caves are sunk into sedimentary rock. After a 1-hour walk, stop by a local Maasai community to learn about traditional life and customs in the Great Rift Valley, then head to Naivasha Fisherman’s camp for lunch (own expense). Explore Lake Naivasha wildlife on a 1-hour boat tour (not included in price). Spot the hippos that linger just at the surface of the water, and see some of the diverse birdlife; African fish eagles, lesser flamingos, African spoonbill, and little grebe are all common here. At 4pm, finish the day with return transfer to your hotel in Nairobi.

Admission Included

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Introduction

Experience the thrill of exploring Hell's Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha on a small group day tour guaranteed to depart daily. This action-packed adventure allows you to bike, drive, hike, or sail your way through the stunning landscapes of Kenya. From encountering wildlife such as baboons and buffaloes in Hell's Gate National Park to spotting hippos and a variety of bird species in Lake Naivasha, this tour offers an up-close and personal encounter with nature. Get a glimpse into the rich Maasai culture with a visit to a local community and enjoy a delicious lunch at Naivasha Fisherman's camp. With convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, this tour ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience.

What to expect?

On this tour, expect a thrilling adventure that lasts approximately 540 to 600 minutes. After a pickup from your Nairobi hotel, the journey begins with a scenic drive down the Great Rift Valley, offering picturesque photo opportunities. Once at Hell's Gate National Park, you can embark on a game drive in a safari vehicle or opt for an exhilarating bike ride within the park. Cycling for 7 kilometers before reaching a ranger's post, you'll then continue on foot, delving into the park's distinctive gorges with their narrow passageways and caves. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and keep your eyes peeled for fascinating wildlife. After the walking safari, visit a local Maasai community to gain insights into their traditional life and customs. Finally, head to Naivasha Fisherman's camp for a lunch break and explore Lake Naivasha on a boat tour (not included in price), witnessing hippos and a variety of bird species.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone eager to experience the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of Kenya. Suitable for individuals, couples, and small groups, this tour offers something for everyone. Whether you prefer biking, driving, hiking, or sailing, you can choose the activity that suits you best. With a visit to a local Maasai community, this tour also provides a unique cultural experience for those interested in learning about the traditional life and customs of the Great Rift Valley.

Why book this?

Embarking on this tour guarantees an unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of Kenya's natural wonders. From the moment you're picked up from your Nairobi hotel, every aspect of your adventure is taken care of, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey. With the option to engage in thrilling activities such as biking through Hell's Gate National Park and exploring its stunning gorges on foot, you'll have the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime. Additionally, the opportunity to visit a local Maasai community adds an enriching cultural element to the tour. From encountering wildlife to enjoying the tranquility of Lake Naivasha, this tour promises a full day of adventure and exploration.

Good to know

This tour has a duration of approximately 540 to 600 minutes. It includes pickup and drop-off at your Nairobi hotel, transportation, a visit to Hell's Gate National Park, a bike ride, a walking safari, a visit to a Maasai community, and a lunch break at Naivasha Fisherman's camp (lunch expense not included). The boat tour on Lake Naivasha is not included in the price. Be prepared to encounter wildlife and be surrounded by nature throughout the tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a camera to capture the remarkable sights and moments along the way.

Reviews

Customers who have embarked on this tour have raved about their experiences. They have praised the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides who provide fascinating insights into the wildlife and culture of the region. Many reviews highlight the thrill of biking through Hell's Gate National Park and exploring its breathtaking gorges on foot. The boat tour on Lake Naivasha has also been a favorite among travelers, allowing them to observe hippos and various bird species in their natural habitat. Overall, customers have expressed high levels of satisfaction and have highly recommended this tour to others seeking an unforgettable adventure in Kenya.

Reviews

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4.2 (8)

Lucy_T

I had a very nice day on this trip to Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha. Sam was an excellent guide - as a solo female traveller, he made sure I felt safe on the tour and I really appreciated that.

SwissBusinessMan

A spontaneous decision, and following the recommendation of a friend, who had booked this trip in February 23, we booked for two. The driver was super punctual at the point of pickup. That was a very positive surprise and off we went. The drive to the points of interest was rather lenghty - but it is what it is. We had to get used to the many speed bumps and the chosen technique getting over these. Luckily we don't get seasick that quickly. After perhaps 1.5 hours we reached the first viewpoint. We were on our own to enjoy this - besides the very persistent vendors that you expect to find here. It might have been nice to have had the back covered by the guide during this time, as my colleague and I hardly could talk without the vendors trying to dominate the discussion. Anyway - a spontaneous stop on our request at the Catholique Church build by italian P.O.Ws near Maai Mahiu was very nice and when you know the story of the place, actually a must. On the road went, and eventually we started spotting Baboons, then Zebras. Most of these pictures could be deleted later, as the views in the Hell's Gate Park will be much better. We chose to experience the park by car, rather than by bikes. In between we took short walks into the "wild", approaching discretely the animals. That was one of the best aspects of this tour. The Hell's Gate gorge was actually closed due to the ealier accident. This is a big loss for this tour, but understandable measure considering. Returning we observed the geothermal energy facilities. No nice, but interesting and impressive. Another highlight was the stop in the Fisherman's camp at Lake Naivasha. The food tasted very good and the whole atmosphere was totally relaxing. At this point we decided, that "more isn't necessarily better", and so chose to relax here rather than add the boat tour. However, I'm told by my friend that it is absolutely impressive when you can see the Hippos in the water. Perhaps if you stay till the early evening, you might see them approaching the Fishermens camp. We then retourned to the city, which was again approx 2-2,5hours drive. The guide was very nice, facilitating what we needed, without being constantly present. The vehicle was clean and in reasonable condition. The driving style appeared to be safe, but still needed some getting used to. The views in Hell's Gate and at the Fishermen's Camp were spectacular (but without predator cats and Elephants). The -1 Star is due to the long ride and the missing experience of the Hell's Gate gorge (which are both not the fault of the organizers).

Amy_O

I enjoyed every moment of my tour. I was able to experience the beauty of Kenya and Meshack was a wonderful tour guide. His customer service was exceptional!

Kristen_B

My husband and I took this day trip and both absolutely loved it! Gorgeous drive from Nairobi leading down the Rift Valley was stunning. The bike ride + short hike in Hell’s Gate was perfect, we were so happy to be outside on the bikes and seeing so many animals - definite highlight!!! The boat ride was great too, price could be included or something in total cost though, if you don’t elect to take the boat ride I’m not sure what else you could do around there - but highly suggest taking the ride!

Candace_T

Hell's Gate is absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend and Francois was fantastic, very friendly and welcoming!

Jessica_H

Overall, this is a good day trip from Nairobi. Hell's Gate and the boat ride were enjoyable and scenic. You're able to see several animals on both. NOTE: the Gorges walk is now closed. (That was the main reason I booked this one) They had flash flooding in November 2019 that killed 7 or so people at the Gorges and have since closed it permanently.

carllawrence2019

The tour was interesting and almost everything was included. Francis, my tour guide was great. It would be good if they checked if the gorge was closed before we arrived.

priendes

I've did this tour on the 8th of November and it was a really nice experience. If you wanna see animals from close by with a bike and you have some good physique, this is really a must do thing in Nairobi . Francis was my personal driver and he was on time, very friendly and he helped me through the day with all his experience and knowledge about Nairobi. Once arrived at Hells Gate, I got the company of Kadafi and he was very helpful in guiding me through the park. I saw so many animals, even had a close encounter with a giraf on the road... really incredible. Sadly the gorges were not open (due to the horrific incident from a few weeks ago and also due to rain). The cycling is quiet challenging as you also need to get back but Kadafi took the time. Afterwards I went to the lake. This was nice to see but just then for the hippos and the sceneray with the birds. Thank you Francis for the nice day in Nairobi.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 22:00
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