18 June 2012

Kenya: Hell's Gate Gorge re-opened to the public

The gorges at Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park, located south of Lake Naivasha and about 90km north west of Nairobi, have been re-opened to the public. The gorges were closed for about 2 month ago after a flash flood carried away seven Kenyan youths on a team building exercise.
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director Julius Kipng’etich assured the public that the necessary safety measures had been put in place at the gorges following the subsiding of rains and visitors are now free to access the area.
Hell's Gate National Park, covering an area of 68.25km², provides a variety of wildlife (including lions, leopards, and cheetahs), unusual flora and many species of birds (including vultures, Verreaux's Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts) and is one of the two only Kenyan parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed.

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