Around 100 kms from Nairobi you’ll find Hell’s Gate, is a small park (it covers an area of 68.25 square kilometres) with big energy. Because of its close vicinity to Nairobi, there are numerous accommodation options but for the more adventurous, it is one of only two National Parks in Kenya that allow camping. The three basic campsites all provide convenient access to spot a variety of animals, natural scenery or a visit to the Maasai Cultural Centre. Although the park is home to lions, leopards, and cheetahs… they are small in number, so hiking, bicycling and motorcycling are encouraged. The real animal attraction here are the 103 species of birds that call Hell’s Gate home. From the rare lammergeyer vultures to Verreaux’s eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts. You can also find African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, hyena, and baboons within the park. But even without all of that, the two extinct volcanos, amazing lava forms and natural springs with rocks hot enough to burn are spectacular sights for anyone wanting a glimpse of true African beauty.