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Hell’s Gate National Park


Hell’s Gate National Park is a National Park in Kenya which is located in the floor of The Great Rift Valley, south of Fresh Water Lake Naivasha. The Park was established in 1984 and is famous for its spectacular sceneries including towering cliffs, water gorges, geothermal activity and numerous herds of herbivores like buffaloes, impalas, zebras, elands, giraffes among others. There is Over 100 species of birds in the park recorded, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and swifts. The park has no carnivores except hyenas which makes it suitable for biking, camping, rock climbing and natural spa. The main setting of the 1994 filmThe Lion King is heavily modeled after the park, where several lead crew members of the film went to the park to study and gain an appreciation of the environment for the film.

In side Hell’s Gate National Park, is where the first of its kind Olkaria Geothermal Power which was built in 1981 to generates geothermal power from underneath hot springs and geysers. The Olkaria geothermal power plant has three stations; Olkaria II, Olkaria III and Olkaria IV.

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