Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa
Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is unique in its kind that is found at the center of Hell’s Gate National park found within the county. The spa is a hub for the natural waters where the water is collected into a pool.
The hot water is got from the different wells and in the form of the hot steam that later cools by collecting into the pipe and head to the main pool where the temperatures are between 30 and 40 degrees centigrade and because of this temperature that the spa is declared as the geothermal spa. The Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is the largest geothermal of its kind that is found on the African continent.
The water that does flows into the geothermal spa is natural and it has no treatment or any additives that are being added and this implies that the water has a lot of minerals in it especially silica and sulphur. Geothermal technicians are also available to make sure that the temperatures within the swimming lagoon lake or pool are healthy for the visitors.
Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa features 3 coastal lagoons that do receive hot water steam and the lagoons include the lagoon three which is the largest with its water temperatures standing at 30 degrees centigrade and it receives the overgrow standards from two lagoons that do overpasses the lagoon one.
At the lagoon three, visitors can swim within hot water however those who dot-like hot water there is an area where children can stand and swim. The lagoons are made up of the concrete and the Mazera stones line that is found within the walkways and its depth is maintained at 1.5 meters.
There is also the second lagoon or call it the lagoon two that do overthrows from the lagoon two with the temperatures at 50 degrees centigrade and it features both shallow and deep features.
The lagoon one is the hottest lagoon at Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa with the hottest temperatures at 90-100 degrees centigrade.
Over 400 people can use the lagoon and the outside the lagoon there are sitting areas and lounging services that are so interesting for the onlookers to enjoy the beautiful views of the lagoons at the Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa.
Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa has always been run by the Kenyan electricity generating company that built about four power plants with the Olkaria however, the company established the geothermal spa which has been sighted as a tourist attraction in Kenya and Nakuru. This spa is now operated and run by the Kenyan Electricity Generating company
Visiting the Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa features the time of mixed reactions because of the beautiful and nice scenic views of the attraction or of the place, as you enjoy the swimming and the hot water and the ambient surroundings. All these bring a lot of wonderful of emotions to the visitors that do come to visits the Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa.
When you step at the lagoon lakes, you will be able to see some wonderful views of the hot water and the steam coming out like mist hills earing out its clouds. Explore the island like the rocket at the center of the 3 lagoon which looks like a crater that is just magnificent.
The visitors or the tourists visiting the spa have got an opportunity to swim with the hot steamy water where you will relax and cool your mind. Imagine spending some good time within the water relaxing, enjoying, and swimming as you enjoy the escapements of the rift valley is so interesting while you’re in the water so enjoying.
Visitors heading to the Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa not only enjoy the relaxing time and relaxation because of the people swimming in hot water but other several benefits are associated with the spa water which include the hilling of the skin diseases, softening the skin among others.
Visitors can as well enjoy the various activities that are found within the Hell’s gate national park and these activities enjoy several activities such as birding watching safaris, cycling, hiking, nature walks, and then sightseeing without forgetting the game drive safaris.
Tourists can access the Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa just one and or two hours from Nairobi by driving through Nairobi-Nairobi off the south Lake road. You can also connect to this hot spa through the Naivasha airstrip from the Nairobi airstrip. Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is open at 7:00 am and it closes at 6:00 pm on daily basis.