April 9th, 2013
Time for some more action as we are visiting Hell's Gate national park today. Hell's gate has been the scenery for the movie "Tomb Raider". You can cycle through Hell's gate which is a nice change from safari.
My husband and daughters rented bikes from the park. The condition of the bikes was not too great but the breaks worked so that was the most important part. Bikes can also be rented outside the park (2km from the entrance) and they may be in a better condition.
There are no big cats nor elephants in the park but it is beautiful to bike through it surrounded by giraffes and antilopes.
There is a beautiful canyon ("Hell's gate") inside the park and you can walk through it (approximately 90 minutes).
The walk/climb was not always easy (at least not in the wet season) as there was some mud and the water was high at some places but our local guide was excellent.
My shoes were soaking wet but luckily I still had a pair of clean trousers in my bag (unfortunately no spare pair of shoes).
Initially we were planning to do this on our last day on the way to the airport. It was good that we did not do so as I am not sure the airline would have let us board the plane the way we looked after having visited Hell's gate .