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Hell’s Gate National Park is particularly impressive with soaring red cliffs, isolated volcanic plugs, spreading grasslands dotted with game and a deep gorge where visitors can walk. Fischer’s Tower is a challenging rock climb. This park is excellent for succulents, birds of prey and other bird species. There is a geothermal project at the far end of the park.
Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 km2, situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi. The park is situated 14 km after the turnoff from the old Nairobi-Naivasha highway. The park is characterised by diverse topography and geological scenery. It is an important home of the lammergeyer.
The climate is warm and dry and the vegetation is Mainly grasslands and shrublands with the latter being dominated by Leleshwa and several species of acacia. The gorge and cliffs and breeding sites for several species of raptors and swifts. 103 species of birds have been recorded in the park.