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Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi

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Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ride a bike and hike through Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day, private tour from Nairobi to the wildlife reserve and Lake Naivasha that includes entrance fees, bikes, and round trip-transport from Nairobi. This customizable tour offers the rare chance to see wildlife outside of a safari vehicle while exploring a scenic part of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Hell's Gate wildlife tour by bicycle
  • Guided hiking trip through the gorges
  • Visit a Maasai community
  • Round trip-transfer from Nairobi
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Fuel and driver charges
Bicycle renting charge
Private Hell's gate guide
Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD.
Entrance fees
Food and drinks
Lunch
Gratuities
boat ride charges @ $25 per person
Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotel within Nairobi
Private Apartments and Villas within Nairobi
Note: airport pick up you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)

Airports

  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya


Departure Time

7:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Begin with 7am pickup in Nairobi, then travel to Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park, with a break to get views of the Great Rift Valley from a scenic overlook along the way. Upon arriving in the park, begin a guided bike tour: watch for herds of Thompson’s gazelle, eland, zebra, and hartebeest as you ride. Keep an eye on the sky throughout the tour, as Hell’s Gate National Park is home to more than 100 species of birds, including Verreaux’s eagles, augur buzzards, vulture, and swifts.

Continue on foot into the park’s distinctive gorges, where narrow passageways and caves are sunk into sedimentary rock. After your walk, stop by a local Maasai community to learn about traditional life and customs in the Great Rift Valley, then head to Naivasha Fisherman’s camp for lunch (own expense).

For an additional fee, you can explore Lake Naivasha wildlife on a boat tour. Spot the hippos that linger just at the surface of the water, and see some of the diverse birdlife; African fish eagles, lesser flamingos, African spoonbill, and little grebe are all common here. In late afternoon, begin the return trip to Nairobi.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Naivasha
1pm - Finish the tours and bring the bikes back at the gate. 1pm - Drive to Naivasha Fishermans camp for lunch. 2pm - Take a 1 hour boat ride in the lake for bird watching and hippo viewing. 4pm - End of all activities start of drive back to Nairobi. Arrive by 6pm
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hell's Gate National Park
7am - Depart Nairobi and start of drive to Naivasha, brief stop over at the Great rift valley view point. Arrive at the gate of hells gate at around 9am. Start of the biking tour at hells gate for 2 hours 11am - Visit the gorges inside the park. Gorges are small thin depressions of land mass where you can walk underneath. Some areas have formed caves where you can walk through. This will take 1 hour.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rift Valley Province
we will stop over at the great rift valley view point. Originally named the ‘Great Rift Valley’ by British Explorer John Walter Gregory, the Rift Valley is a geographic stretch extending 6000km across the Middle East and Africa from Jordan to Mozambique. The valley encapsulates tremendous changes in topographic diversity with its scarps and volcanoes, lakes, ancient granitic hills, flat desert landscapes and coral reefs and islets. The astounding view, as you approach from Nairobi, Kenya is quite unbelievable. To show you just how expansive the rift is, the ground unexpectedly disappears from under you, extending thousands of kilometers in either direction. An excellent starter to the Kenyan Rift Valley, it may appear, the most amazing part of this experience is sinking deeper to explore the Lake System of the Rift.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY PERFECT WILDERNESS TOURS AND SAFARIS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi.

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Rhonda_Achiang
, Aug 2021
Our driver’s name was Black Santa. He took excellent care of us. We felt safe on the drive and appreciated getting to know him and interesting facts about Kenya along the way.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello, We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Black Santa was excellent driver guide. Hell's Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha lends you the opportunity of being close to the animals as you ride the bikes and go on a boat ride. Being the only park in Kenya where you can ride as you view the wildlife. How amazing is that. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
star-5
Awesome day tour from Nairobi
chance415
, Nov 2019
Only had 1 full day in Nairobi and this was a perfect day tour to get out and see Kenya and the beautiful nature/wildlife it has to offer. - Picked up by van at 7am from our hotel - Approx. 2 hour drive from Nairobi to Hell's Gate, with a stop halfway at a beautiful overlook of the Rift Valley, with a gift shop where you can buy local art/trinkets/etc if you want. The long drive is a great experience because you get to see many sights and towns of Kenya. - Bike ride is awesome, about 5 miles through the park to the entrance of the gorge, easy riding mostly flat. Helmets were not provided but the trail is not dangerous. Saw warthogs, zebras, dung beetles, giraffes, monkeys, impalas, gazelles, buffalo, birds. Scenery is beautiful. Then 5 mile ride back to the van. - As of Nov 16 2019, the gorge remains closed due to flash flooding that occurred on Sep 2 2019. Park ranger said they plan to re-open the gorge after the rainy season. - After bike ride, you have the option to either drive back to Nairobi, or go to Lake Naivasha and do a boat tour. The boat tour is $25 per person and for an additional $30 per person (both are cash only) you can do a walking tour with a local guide of Crescent Island Game Park where there are more wild animals. While expensive, we really enjoyed both and would recommend that the $55 per person is very much worth it. - Departed Lake Naivasha at 4pm and returned to Nairobi just after 6pm - Everything is at your own pace - Last but not least, Albert was a great tour guide and very friendly. Thank you Albert! -Tips: bring water or buy some before the bike ride, and bring sunscreen! Bugs didn't seem to be a big issue but use bug repellent just in case. Bring snacks as food is not included in the tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Albert our driver guide contributed to this. Our driver guides are the bomb! They offer services that are second to none. Lake Nakuru National Park is simply magical! It is regarded as the beautiful wildlife haven because of the variety of species and habitats as well as picturesque landscape that is breathtaking and you hand a wonderful boat ride with a lunch. We welcome you for another tour or safari with us! Asante
star-5
Riding with the animals
janetl2017
, Jul 2019
Amazing day cycling to the gorge. Animals grazing beside the road as you cycle & eagles soaring above. The gorge was stunning but quite a tough trek. Make sure to take water to drink. My guide Peter Ravin was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback. We pride ourselves on the caliber of our team guides and we are pleased to hear that Peter created such an amazing experience for you including his knowledge, punctuality & dedication., We are happy that you had wonderful and enjoyable tour at hell's gate and Lake Naivasha. We look forward to welcoming you back on safari or tour again soon!
star-5
We had a wonderful day trip from...
Michelle H
, May 2018
We had a wonderful day trip from Nairobi to Hell's Gate and the Lake Naivasha area the first week of March. The driver/guide Sammy picked us up on time and was very good. We are a family of 4 with two teenage kids. All of us loved the trip--it was one of the best things we did in Kenya. We had panoramic views of the Rift Valley, then drove through it, and then the park and lake are interesting and beautiful. Sammy made sure we met our Maasai guide in the park. That guide was also great and had gotten bikes for us. We saw lots of animals--and being on bikes makes it for us a more rewarding and very different experience than being in the van/truck. All of us loved the hike in the canyon--our kids really felt is was an adventure. It has the right combination of beautiful natural features and interesting volcanic/geologic information and having the guide with you makes it really stress free. Afterward we went to a super relaxing but good quality restaurant with large terrace with lake views that was perfect after the hike. I would recommend without qualifications Sammy and Perfect Wilderness Safaris.
star-4
Really very fun! Beautiful park and...
Elliot M
, Mar 2018
Really very fun! Beautiful park and lake. Guides were all very well informed. Places for lunch were a bit overpriced but not very much choice in that I suppose. We were a little bit rushed at the end, but overall an excellent experience.
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Great tour, would really recommend...
Adrian B
, Mar 2018
Great tour, would really recommend for those looking for a good day trip! Local guide in Hells Gate was excellent, and went out of his way to make sure I had a good time. Lake Naivasha is gorgeous, but the boat tour was somewhat robotic and touristy as an alternative, would highly recommend walking through the Crescent Island game sanctuary where you can often see the hippos and other wildlife at your own pace.
star-5
My guide was excellent he really put...
Eugenia S
, Feb 2018
My guide was excellent he really put all out there to make us have a great experience! Without a doubt recommend it! Its worth the travel. The feeedom of biking and seeing the Animals up closes plus the natural landscape was increíble The vehicle was a bit old and not much luxury but I guess is part of the experience.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Eugine . This is such a great review we really appreciate your time with us and that you really enjoyed .You were also part of this awesome day and we hope to see you again and again . Thank you
star-5
This tour was led by Paul from...
Deanna T
, Jan 2018
This tour was led by Paul from Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris. Paul was very informative and chatty, and had loads of excellent insight regarding tourism in Kenya. He was immediately accommodating when I asked if I could stay in the car instead of ride the bicycles because my primary interest is birds, and cycling with my camera can be quite difficult. Paul also arranged a separate Masai guide who knows more about birds than he did, so that my experience would be top-notch. The drive through Hell's Gate was excellent, and the hike in the gorge was also a highlight. My only small criticism is that I was not expecting to have to pay more than 20 for the optional boat ride on Lake Naivasha as a solo passenger. Overall excellent tour, and I was very pleased that skipping the bicycles was a viable option.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Diana Thank you very much for this awesome review .We are happy you enjoyed every bit of the tour and that Paul was of service to you .Cycling with your camera can be a good tip .We hope you visit once again and again . Thank you
star-3
This was a very enjoyable trip...
Sam W
, Dec 2017
This was a very enjoyable trip. Shadi was a good guide and driver. The journey to Hell's Gate took about two hours, with a stop at a nice souvenir shop.Cycling through Hell's Gate is a great way to see the wildlife - we saw gazelles, warthogs, baboons, buffalo, and the legs of giraffes! A bus arrived and scared them away before we could see any more! No elephants or predators in Hell's Gate The walk was picturesque, and we saw loads of birds. Unfortunately Shadi was not very good at identifying birds, which was a shame. The best bit of the trip was the boat trip on Lake Naivasha - we got quite close to a group of hippos, and saw 20-30 species of birds. My boat guide, John, was amazing - knew all the birds by sight from a good distance and even threw a dead fish for an eagle to swoop down and catch! Lunch at the lake was reasonable value.I am not giving this five stars because a I think it is quite expensive, especially as you have to add the boat trip on top, and b my guide did not know any birds, which I think is important. But it was still a very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Sam Thank you very much for this feedback for our company . We are really happy that this tour suited you and changed your experience at the gorge and lake naivasha expecially when you got to see hippos and zebras and the birds We really also appreciate you recommending our driver/guide Shadrack who made it possible that you enjoyed Through sharing his knowledge ,his concern punctuality and being of assistance We hope next time they will increse knowledge on birds .All in all you were part Of this incredible day and we pray another tour sends you back to us . Thank you and karibu tena which means welcome again and again
star-5
This was the perfect day trip from...
gavin.nachbar
, Nov 2017
This was the perfect day trip from Nairobi. Alex was a phenomenal guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Picked me up from my hotel on time and had everything planned out. Biking is definitely the best way to see Hell's Gate - I saw giraffe, zebra, and many other animals up close. 10/10
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Gavin Thank you for this 5 star bubble rating .We are happy you really enjoyed with Alex who is one of our best .Biking hiking and boat riding are surely unmissable especially while seeing animals close up .we hope to see you again . Thank you

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