Naivasha Hells Gate/ Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa
Olkaria geothermal hot spa is a unique destination for a day’s trip to Hells Gate National Park or Naivasha. Olkaria geothermal spa is located right at the heart of the Hell’s Gate National park. The Centre is a product of Power Projects at Olkaria where Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) owns and operates four Geothermal Power Plants.
It is called a geothermal hot spa because of the hot water (hot steam that cools in the collecting pipes) that is collected from the various wells within the plant and emptied into the pool. The spa consists of 3 cascading ponds that receive geothermal water collected from various wells inside the Olkaria geothermal field. The first is the receiving pond. It receives hot geothermal water with temperatures of approximately 90 degrees centigrade. The Second pond fills up from the overflow of the first pond and has temperatures of about 60 degrees centigrade. The third and largest pond receives the overflow of the second pond and overpass from the first pond. Its temperatures range between 30-40 degrees. This is where you can swim in the hot water.
Depart from Nairobi city for 1 ½ hrs drive to hells gate
Take a walk down the gorge at the hells gate national park
Splush yourself in the Olkaria geothermal hot spa.
Depart for Nairobi to arrive 5.30 pm, you will be dropped off at the city centre.