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Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Hell's Gate National Park
Map showing the location of Hell's Gate National Park
Location of Hell's Gate National Park
Location Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Nearest city Nakuru
Coordinates view on map
Area 68.25 kmĀ²
Established 1984
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

Hell's Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi. Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It was established in 1984. A small national park, it is known for its wide variety of wildlife and for its scenery. This includes the Fischer's Tower and Central Tower columns and Hell's Gate Gorge. The national park is also home to three geothermal power stations at Olkaria. The park is equipped with three basic campsites and includes a Maasai Cultural Center, providing education about the Maasai tribe's culture and traditions.

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