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Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya

Map of Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya

Hells Gate National Park by Bicycle.
Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) Grants Gazelle (Gazella granti) Thomsons Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) Kenya Rufous Sparrow (Passer rufocinctus) - Male White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) Schalows Wheatear (Oenanthe lugubris)
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) Northern Anteater-Chat (Myrmecocichla aethiops) Schalows Wheatear (Oenanthe lugubris) - Female Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

National Park near Nairobi.


Kenya Solar Eclipse

11/7/2013: Our last stop before heading back to our flights in Nairobi was Hell's Gate National Park. We arranged for some bicycles near the park gate, and just as soon as we got into the park, it started raining.

We rode the bikes through the rain for the hike into the slot canyons. It was really impressive to watch the flood waters gathering in the gorge. Later, we found out that several Kenyan tourists had drowned in the same gorge a few years prior.

Riding bikes around with the buffalo and zebras was a fitting end to our trip. We got back in the car to sort through the massive traffic jam in Nairobi before heading home.

Previous Visit (Lake Navaisha - South Shore: 11/7/2013)

Species Recorded (22)

Birds ( 13 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Rueppell's Griffon - Gyps rueppelli

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis
Augur Buzzard - Buteo augur

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lanner Falcon - Falco biarmicus

Bustards ( Otididae )
Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
White-fronted Bee-eater - Merops bullockoides

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Rock Martin - Ptyonoprogne fuligula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Northern Anteater-Chat - Myrmecocichla aethiops
Schalow's Wheatear - Oenanthe lugubris

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Northern Fiscal - Lanius humeralis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Kenya Rufous Sparrow - Passer rufocinctus
Speke's Weaver - Ploceus spekei




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