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I Rode a Bike to Hell for 8Kilometres – My Wondrous “Magical Kenya” Experience at the “Hell’s Gate National Park”


I’ve been traveling continuously and steadily for the past 3years to embark on destination assignments as part of my obligation as a world class travel & adventure blogger fro, West Africa, Ghana; whose emphasis is to project the worth of Africa and it tourism industry to Africans to travel to Africa in particular.

And if you have been following my tourism & adventure journeys, you will attest that, safari and game drives are mostly one of my foremost priorities whenever I find myself on a travel assignment. I ride mostly in safari trucks and do a few trek safaris (trekking to see the rhinos & gorillas) by the assistance of qualified and well experience rangers, tour guides at game reserves and national parks; but never have I been seen doing a bike safari for little did I know there was a biking safari. LOL.

This is dairy fromone of my Raw Safari Experience at the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.

Oh Yeah! A bike safari exists and I recommend you head to the republic Kenya for such an encounter after checking out my experience.

I had countless game drives at Amboseli whilst on my first Magical Kenya Travel Expo escapade, exclusively hosted by the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) for a solid week straight. I can boldly attest that, Kenya is a vital tourism destination, offering wanderers with a large gate in to the humble heart of Africa and you can never experience Kenya on just one trip. Kenya is like an Onion. And I will keep emphasizing on this statement for when you peel the first layer, there is another layer to be seen and when that seen layer is also peeled, there is another one with a different skin right there. To see the last layer of the onion, you must peel more layers to uncover the last one.

To feel the entire magic of Kenya, you must travel to the lovely country for about 4 or 5 times to able to discover what the magic is all about. I’ve duly peeled the first part of my Kenya experience onion in 3 outstanding destinations – Nairobi, Amboseli & Naivasha.

Naivasha was the destination that took me to hell in the sweetest manner ever experienced. Whilst in Naivasha, I lodged at one of the most sophisticated hotels courtesy Kenya Tourism Board, the Enashipai Resort & Spa to be exact – This resort is culturally rich and endowed with nature.

Time to go Hell at the Hell’s Gate National Park | Naivasha

The Hell’s Gate National Park is positioned south of the Lake Naivasha in Kenya, North West of Nairobi. This national park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a branch of a prehistoric late that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. Hell’s Gate National Park was established in 1984.It has an area of 68.25 km².

My excitement to see this national park with an eccentric name (Hell’s Gate) escalated by far more than I already was feeling when I arrive the site. A tour guide walked to me and asked me to choose between touring the national park on the safari truck that brought me and a bike. Who on this earth with a peak desire for adventure like me will say NO to biking at a national park? I didn’t even wait for a second to answer YES to the biking option!

I chose a bike and there, the long awaited journey to hell commenced. I was part of 5 other media persons from different countries making 6 media persons who also came to Kenya for the same purpose and assignment as me (To Experience the Magic of the Nation in three Destinations).

A briefing of the national park among its regulations was given and boom!!! The journey began.

The biking journey at the Hell’s Gate National Park is an 8Kilimotre ride. Whilst on this expedition, you will have a clear view and very close encounter with some of the wild creatures – counting from the African Buffalo, zebras, eland, hartebeest, thomson’s gazelle and baboons. These animals are commonly seen at this national park. So you can now tell how adventurous biking at the Hell’s Gate National Park can be. This park is also home to Kilpspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck.

From start to the finish of my biking adventure at the Hell’s gate national park, I enjoyed every bit of it. This was an unexpected activity I never picture myself doing. Cycling in the wild? Oh Yeah, I did it.

I documented the entire experience in a swift video diary. See how it all went down in the video below.

Big thanks to the Kenya Tourism Board for this tremendous experience. Be on the lookout!  My Maasai Experience at the Kilimanjaro’s Royal Court – Amboseli is next to be publicized.