2 Days, 1 Night, Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Parks Tour

Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Parks - safari land cruiser

The two-day tour of Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Parks is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Kenya. Start your journey in Nairobi, you’ll be making your way to the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. This is one of the most popular parks in Kenya, and it’s easy to see why. 

Here you’ll get the opportunity to view vast numbers of water birds, giraffes, zebras and more. You’ll also get the chance to embark on a game drive in search of some of the park’s most impressive animals such as the black and white rhino. 

From here, you will head to Hell’s Gate National Park, a spectacular park with towering cliffs and spectacular rocky plains. You’ll get the chance to take a guided hike through the park, experience the hot springs, and view the vast array of wildlife living within its boundaries. 

The tour includes overnight accommodation in a comfortable lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also includes Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park entrance fee, game drives, and a professional guide who will share their knowledge of the parks and its wildlife as you go.

Our 2-day, 1-night visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell’s Gate National Park is the perfect trip for those who don’t have a lot of time to head to Masai Mara. It starts from Nairobi and other areas around Nairobi, Nakuru, and Hell’s Gate.

Book Your 2 Days, 1 Night Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru Tour 

We encourage you to contact us via email at james@ajkenyasafaris.com or safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com to book the best Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park activities. You can also contact us through phone or WhatsApp at +254-748-258-880.

The Summarized, 2 Days, 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell’s Gate National Park Tour 

Activities Trip Highlights
Day 1 Transfer to Nakuru – Game Drives at Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 2 Transfer to Hell’s Gate – Explore Hell’s Gate National Park
Items Included Safari land cruiser, Park fees, 1-night accommodation, game drives, meals, bottled mineral drinking water, & pick up and drop off
Items Excluded Personal expenses like airtime, alcoholic drinks, money transfer fee, & tips
Safari Price Per Person Sharing from – USD  520 – Based on 2 Pax

The Detailed 2 Days Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park Activities

This 2-day Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National parks itinerary is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. It allows you to take photos at the Viewpoint, see animals at Lake Nakuru, and to cycle at Hell’s Gate.   

Day 1: Transfer from Nairobi – Game Drives at Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru and Hell’s Gate 2-day tour starts after pickup at 6 am with a stop at Viewpoint. It takes about two hours on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway to reach this spectacular point. We give you enough time to pose in front of our photographer as you capture the moment. You also get enough time to enjoy the view.

After that photo session, we will continue with the safari to arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park one hour later. After paying for the Lake Nakuru National Park entry fee, our game drives will start. There is a possibility you will find the migratory flamingos at the lake, which comes in thousands.

Note that there are residence ones that number in dozens, which is also spectacular. You might also spot different varieties of birds and animals like ostriches, pelicans, rhino, baboons, buffalo, and others. The lake is heaven to hippos, which you might spot with ease compared to finding a leopard.

The game drives will continue until around noon, the perfect time to head for hotel check-in, take lunch, and then head out for more game drives in the afternoon. 

clients taking a photo at Lake Nakuru during a safari
Our Clients Taking Photo a Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 2: Transfer to Hell’s Gate National Park – Cycling and Walking Safari

Today we will visit Hell’s Gate National Park and then enjoy the road trip back to your residence. After breakfast, we will depart for Hell’s Gate to arrive30 minutes later. Hell’s Gate is an adventurous place where you can have fun activities after paying the Hells Gate entry fee

You can enjoy guided cycling via the national park’s plateaus and canyons and head to the hiking gorge. The gorge offers you the opportunity to half-hike and half-climb as you enjoy the spectacular canyons. You may opt to climb the Fisher’s Tower if you have the courage.

Today we also have enough time to visit the natural geothermal spas. You will get the chance to enjoy lunch at Hell’s Gate. The trip comes to an end with a transfer to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

Items Included in the Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park Prices

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Nairobi – agreed pickup location 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell’s Gate National Park Entry Fees
  • Full-board accommodation at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Service of an English and Swahili speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park on day 1
  • Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park
  • 2 liters of bottled mineral water during the safari 
  • Bottled water for drinking along the way

Items Excluded from Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park Prices

  • Tips for driver/guide
  • Lunch on day 2
  • Any other kind of drink except on full-board accommodation 
  • Money transfer fee
  • Easter, Christmas and New Year supplements 

Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell’s Gate National Park Price Per Person – Based on 2 Pax 20

Hotel/Travel SeasonLow High Peak 
Taidy SuitesUSD 520USD 595USD 745
Mbweha Safari CampUSD 610USD 705USD 900
Lake Nakuru Sopa LodgeUSD 542USD 648USD 857
Flamingo Hill Tented CampUSD 555USD 655USD 985

About Hell’s Gate National Park

Hell’s Gate is an attraction site located in Lake Naivasha environs and occupies an area of just over 68 sq. km. The park was named after the intense geothermal activities within its borders and is characterized by geological and topography sceneries.

Other attractions include stark rocks towers, towering cliffs, belching plumes, scrub clad volcanoes, and water-gouged gorges. It is among the most atmospheric sites in Africa and home to the bearded vulture.

Hell’s Gate National Park is the perfect destination for visitors looking for a natural spa, rock climbing, and mountain biking. 

Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Parks - Hell’s Gate Gorges
Hell’s Gate National Park Gorges - Perfect for Walking Tours

About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is a compact game reserve that measures only 188 sq. km. and that makes it ideal for a wildlife safari. It boasts well-maintained interior roads that make it easy to access and look for the animals.

Besides Lake Nakuru, the park offers some spectacular views that include the deep pink of the flamingos. The landscape features some stunning rocky escarpments over the wooded hills, euphorbia trees, waterfalls, and acacia forest.  

There are about 400 species of birds, which include eagles, herons, storks, ostriches, pelicans, kingfishers, and cormorants. They make a beautiful, busy scene for bird lovers. That is only the beginning because the park hosts some endangered animals like the white rhino and Rothschild’s giraffe.  

The reserve also offers black rhino, zebra, olive baboon, colobus monkey, vervet monkey, hyena, waterbuck, and hippo. You should also watch out for snakes, leopards, cheetahs, and buffalos.

Buffalo at Lake Nakuru
You Will Find Buffalo and Birds at Lake Nakuru National Park

Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru National Park Location

Hell’s Gate National Park is located in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province, south of Lake Naivasha and north-west of Nairobi. It covers an area of 68 square kilometers (26 square miles). Lake Nakuru National Park is located in Central Kenya, approximately 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Nairobi. It covers an area of 188 square kilometers (73 square miles).