A Kenya Safari to Kenya’s small But Pristine National Park.
Are you thinking for where to go on your Kenya safari? Think of Hell’s Gate National Park. Hell’s Gate National Park is located in Kenya which is found in the eastern region of the African continent with geographical co-ordinates of 0o54’57” S 36o18’48” E. Hell’s Gate National Park lies in the western region of Kenya south of Naivasha lake and north-west of Nairobi. Hell’s gate national park is bordered by Longonot National Park.
Let’s have a walk down memory lane about Hell’s Gate National Park
On this Kenya safari tour to little paradise, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the history of this spectacular tropical paradise which was created in 1984 spanning over 68.25sqkm. Regardless of its small size, Hell’s gate is spectacular for its breath-taking scenery with towering rock pillars like Fischer’s and Central tower columns. Its originates from explorers Fischer’s and Thomson in 1883 who came to this place and were amazed by the jaw-dropping scenery created by a narrow break in the cliffs which created a tributary of a prehistoric lake that existed downstream millions of years ago that was used by the planet’s earliest inhabitants who habituated in these places. Hell’s Gate National Park is still a place of wonders that some of these you won’t even realize when you come here. Underneath this place, lie giant hot springs and geysers hidden away from plain sight and for this reason, hell’s gate is home to Africa’s first geothermal power station to tap into this hidden treasure here.
A place of great weather
Just the like the great Kenyan weather experienced on Kenya wildlife safaris to other Kenya destinations such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park, Nairobi National Park , Lake Nakuru National Park and Tsavo West National Park, Hell’s Gate as well, experiences a dry savannah climate with 2 rain seasons that come in March-May with the longer rains and then October to December with the shorter rains. During this time, Hell’s Gate National Park experiences temperatures ranging from a minimum of 10oC to a maximum of 25oC or 77oF. Even during this rainy season, the true spirit of a spectacular Kenya wildlife safari is never lost as it rarely rains throughout the day hence giving you an opportunity to go all out there and have an epic encounter with the true African wilderness on your visit to hell’s gate national park. The dry season comes in the in June- early or late October with temperatures ranging 09oC or 48oF usually in the early morning to a maximum of 22oC or 72oF.
Attractions to Encounter in Hell’s Gate National Park
Many tourists who visit Hell’s Gate park usually do it on a short Kenya wildlife safari or they include a visit to it as part of their grand long Kenya wildlife safari but no matter of the duration of your visit to this little gem of Kenya, you will be awestruck with the scenic beauty of this tropical savanna park and you will ultimately have an epic encounter with some of the Africa savanna finest mammals such as buffaloes, Burchell’s zebra, coke hartebeest, Thomson’s And Grant’s Gazelles, Giraffes, Spotted Hyena, Black-Backed Jackal. Bird Species In Hell’s Gate National Park Include: Augur Buzzard, Common Fiscal, Ruppell’s Vulture, Secretary Bird, African Kestrel, Arrow Marked Babbler, Chinspot Batis, Bearded Vulture, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Mottled Swift, Nyanza Swift, Red-Winged Starling, Schalow’s Wheatear, Verreaux’s Eagle, Yellow-rumped Seedeater, White Rumped Swift.
Since east Africa is generally a tropical savanna region, all the countries of East Africa have the more or else similar attractions and a Uganda tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park will definitely give you a truly remarkable feeling just like Kenya safaris would. If you were to make a short Uganda wildlife safari or a long Uganda wildlife tour to any of these parks in Uganda, for example, a Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This gives a unique moment to meeting Africa’s big five game that’s to say an encounter with lions, cape buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and the African bush elephants, other animals you definitely won’t miss during this safari Uganda to Murchison falls park include an encounter with the tallest land mammals the giraffes, warthogs, Jackson hartebeests and a wide variety of antelope species. For a birder, a trip to Murchison falls comes with a chance to site several of the 450 bird species that are found here including the rare shoebill. A tour Uganda to Murchison falls is unique and quite different from a typical Kenya or Tanzania safari as this safari in Uganda to Murchison comes with a chance to do a splendid boat cruise to the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfalls and hike to the top of this absolutely breathtaking natural wonder. Unlike Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is also a destination that’s highly revered for an epic Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure as it is home to over 400 gorillas that are found in the region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A Uganda gorilla safari to gives you an opportunity to see any of the 19 gorilla families that are found here.
Here are some Kenya safari and Uganda safari packages.