National Park - Hell's Gate, Kenya

There are many places that definitely should be visited. Hell's Gate is one of them.

by Stacy Green

Hell’s Gate Park is a great place for a family holiday for tourists from the city of Nairobi, or as a stopover on the way to Lake Nakuru.

Hell's Gate is the most active thermal park with numerous lakes and exclusive complex with mud and sulfide mineral spa.

National Park Hell's Gate was opened in 1984 and covers 68 square kilometers. Ring Road of Hell's Gate National Park stretches for 22 kilometers. National Park has obtained its name due to the narrow passage in the rocks, which was a flow of prehistoric river in the rift valley.

 It is known for a variety of wildlife and landscapes. The column Fisher Tower and Central Tower as well as the Gorge of Hell Gate are the most popular. The park has a large variety of wildlife, although many of the species are present in minor amounts. There are small amount of such species as lions, leopards and cheetahs. Hyraxes, African buffalo, zebra, eland, Thomson's gazelle, and baboons are widespread. Over 100 species of birds, including vultures, Verreaux's Eagle, rock Buzzard, and swifts live on the territory. Historically, the park was home for the rare bearded.

Hell's Gate is one of the two Kenyan national parks, where walking and cycling are permitted. Also climbing is well-developed in the park.

There are three basic camping and Masai Cultural Center, conducting educational activities about culture and traditions of the tribe Masai. In the park there are also three geothermal power plants at Olkaria. Two extinct volcanoes - Olkaria and COPD are located there. Also there you can find obsidian forms from cooled molten lava.

Hell's Gate National Park is popular among travelers due to its proximity to the capital of the country - Nairobi.

A visit to the park will offer a very unique experience that is not similar to any other in East Africa. Here you will see wild animals and you will be able to take a walk in the park among the unusual scenery. This National Park is very famous in the world due to its cosmic landscape. Gates of Hell is also famous for its hot geysers.

About the Author: Stacy Green is a blogger at do my homework for me online. She loves traveling abroad, visiting unusual places, meeting new people and getting acquainted with bizarre cultures.  

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