Faulting; Hell’s Gate Gorge Walk

It is impossible to exhaust Hell’s Gate. There’s just too much. You know, that place that is dynamic in every way possible. Hell’s Gate is found in the environs of Lake Naivasha, and is home to around 100 species of birds, flora, and a variety of wildlife. We dwelt a little bit on the wildlife, birds, and all that. It is not possible to fully cover all there is in the park especially given I’m nothing close to a biologist. I hate misleading. I haven’t yet found the need to know each bird by their name. Things change, I know.

In the meantime, let’s jump right in!

The most interesting part of the Hell’s Gate tour was the gorges. The water-gouged gorges take the average person around 1-2 hours to cover. This could vary considerably based on your interests and all. It took me 3.

Call it the back view!

Call it the back view!

Note to introverts like yours excellency: Learn someone's name, you'll need it from time-to-time :)

Note to introverts like yours truly: Learn someone’s name, you’ll need it from time-to-time 🙂


Rocky scenes from the gorge

Rocky scenes from the gorge


Crawl, walk, run... but move!

Crawl, walk, run… but move!

BTW, it’s called Hell’s Gate because of the extreme geothermal activity that takes places within its borders.


Needless to say, this is an ideal venue for a day trip from Naivasha and Nairobi.


About these. Once in a while they are FLASH FLOODS. Don't think about taking a picture of A LOT OF WATER when that happens. Find the nearest emergency exit. Those floods KILL

About this. Once in a while they are FLASH FLOODS. Don’t think about taking a picture of A LOT OF WATER when that happens. Find the nearest emergency exit. Those floods KILL




How high can you jump :O

How high can you jump :O


Deep into the gorges

Deep into the gorges




These are some of the effects of faulting that have taken place over the years. The flash floods we mentioned, coupled with the wind, also work to create such results



The walk was fulfilling. Take snacks with you, they’ll come in handy especially if you’re a foodie. Don’t litter. Watch out for flash floods – though I kinda wish I’d see them from a distance. Wear nice shoes. Be good company. Be adventurous!

Many more pics on this adventure on my Instagram and Facebook feeds. Follow, like, share!

Cheers to seeing faults!

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  • jeen
    June 24, 2016 at 6:13 am

    great write up and beautiful destinations you share I hope one day I will visit them and also share them with friends. Indeed Kenya is very beautiful

    • wachera
      June 27, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Glad you think so! You’re welcome here.

  • Tasha
    August 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Everything i see is a wow! wow! wow! And no im not an ambulance haha!!!! I just love it all…. True that ull never know if u dont experience it….. If only travelling was free then u would never see me again haha!!! Wachera cant deny i envy u…… Long story short just get us those travelling vochers hahaha!!! Im laughing but im serious


About Wachera



I can’t keep calm! That’s probably the worst tag line ever, but it’s true. I have tried finding fulfilment from settling down and focusing on one activity and place, but I failed terribly. Okay, I should probably start by telling you who I am. My name is Wachera, a daughter of the African soil. Just recently, I realized that Wachera is native for “the one who loves travelling” . Read more

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