Hell Gate National Park

History: Established in 1984. It was named Hellís Gate by explorers Fischer and Thompson back in 1883 after a narrow break in the cliffs that served as a tributary of a prehistoric lake that was a source of nourishment for the early humans in the Rift Valley. Size: Hellís Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km. Geography/Habitats: The park is dominated by a savannah ecosystem and is famous for its massive cliffs and hot springs. Within Hell's Gate is the Hellís Gate Gorge lined with red cliffs which contain two volcanic plugs: Fischer's Tower and Central Tower. At specific places, there are hot rocks and the odour of sulfur that can be felt in the water. The national park is also home to three geothermal power stations at Olkaria unique to Africa that generate geothermal power underneath Hells Gate from the hot springs and geysers. Animals: lions, leopards, and cheetahs , Verreaux's eagles, buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson's gazelle, and baboons and over 100 bird species 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures, augur buzzard, and swifts. Of Interest: Hiking through the scenic gorges, mountain bike cycling round the park, camping, rock climbing, bird watching and wildlife viewing

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