Lake Naivasha and Hell’s gate National Park in Kenya: 6 cool things to do

Lake Naivasha

Just two hours away from the busy city life in Nairobi you will find the beautiful lake Lake Naivasha. But this lake is not the only reason why you absolutely must make a trip to this region called the Great Rift Valley. In this travel guide, I will tell you exactly what you can do in the area of Lake Naivasha! In the area of Lake Naivasha National Park, you will find Hell’s Gate National Park, a safari park where you can do a bicycle safari! You can also climb Mount Longonot volcano here. Read about this and more awesome activities and things to do in the surroundings of Lake Naivasha in Kenya in this blog.

How many days to plan at Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park?

Two days is enough to see both Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park. However, if you want to see more of the area and do the activities below, stay near Lake Naivasha for at least four days.

Lake Naivasha owes its name to the sudden storms that occur here. Nai’posha (in the local Maasai language) means rough water. Fortunately, we only experienced such a storm in a mild form on our last evening, the other five days in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha the weather was good. Five days, by the way, sounds quite long, but there is so much to do here, that we could easily have stayed here for a week. We travelled through Kenya as backpackers and visited Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park with a small budget.

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