KE065
Hells Gate National Park This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Kenya

IBA Criteria met: (2014)
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Area: 6,826 ha

NatureKenya
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 very high very unfavourable low
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Site summary

Hell's Gate is a small national park that lies just south of Lake Naivasha and was gazetted in 1984. It is a popular park with both local and international visitors due to proximity to Nairobi, low entry fees, and because it offers a range of outdoor activities including biking, climbing and hiking. It is one of the only two parks in Kenya that allow visitors to access the park without need of a vehicle. Visitors can walk or cycle from the entrance gate. The park is renowned for its plains game, birds and scenic vistas. amenities include a Maasai Cultural Centre and three basic camp sites. Its located in close proximity to Kenya's largest geothermal development area at the adjacent Olkaria site.

Acknowledgements

  • Darcy Ogada
  • Simon Thomsett
  • Don Turner
  • Debbie Nightingale
  • Sarah Higgins


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hells Gate National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.