Hell's Gate National Park
Flora and fauna
Dry (September). Depends on season.
There is also an entrance fee for bicycles Payment must be made by card
It is advisable to hire a local guide at the park entrance to have a more thorough and safe park experience. There is an information stand where they will explain briefly about the park, and if you want a guide, they will assign one to you. Guides often have some special subject knowledge like about birds, animals, plants, or rock formations so it is worthwhile to find out what your guide knows about. Payment for guides must be in cash.
Bring your own drinks. It get's pretty hot and you cannot buy any drinks inside the park.
Coming back through the Gorge, guides will take you to a sort of outdoor gift shop on the way where you can buy inexpensive souvenirs. If you want to support local crafts, go for the traditional bead patterns. Your guide can help you identify which are really local traditional crafts and which are the same tourist things you could find anywhere. Bring small bills since sellers often have difficulty making change.
Sleep outside the park at Lake Naivashu.
Possible outside the park at Lake Naivashu.
You are free to roam around and are mostly by yourself. This implies a certain responsibility for your own safety. Don't get lost. If you have a 4x4 or a moto cross bike some "roads" can be pretty fun.
Don't get lost. The park is not overcrowded and signs are scarce and maps can be misleading. It is very hot and you will be outdoors for a long time. The trail through the park is fine for walking, biking, or driving, but the Gorge is a more challenging hike which is sometimes more of a climb. Guides will assist, but do not attempt more than you can safely do.