Ol Jorowa gorge

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Ol Jorowa gorge of Hell's gate national park, a view from the inside [1]
Ol Jorowa gorge of Hell's gate national park, a view from the inside [1]


One of the most popular sites in Hells gate national park, and a hiking destination.

Known for its picturesque — vertical walls, with patterns made from water gouged volcanic rocks, formed when Lake Naivasha used to drain through it.

It is about 1 ½ km in length, and was used as a filming site for movies such as the Tomb Raider, Cradle of Life, King Solomon's Mines, ‘SHEENA’ Queen of the Jungle and Mountains of the Moon.

The gorge is also home to a wide variety of plant species that grow on its sides.





What to do there?Hiking, sight seeing, biking and horse riding nearby, game viewing, bird watching, picnics and camping nearby.

Best time to visit?The dry season of July to November or January to March every year.





Location of Ol Jorowa gorge

Ol Jorowa gorge sits on the southern end of Hell's gate national park, near the Central tower.

How to get thereBy vehicle, hiking or biking — with the shortest path to Naivasha town going through the park.

The nearest airstrip is a bit distant from here, and may require one of the above transportation.

References1. By Toppazz, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53508650
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