Olkaria Geothermal spa is situated in Naivasha’s Hell’s Gate National Park. For a day trip to Naivasha or Hells Gate National Park, Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is a fascinating place to visit. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is the owner of the facility. The geothermal spa was built beginning in April 2011 and was finished in July 2013. The largest spa in Africa, it is the first of its kind. Due to the hot water that is gathered from several wells inside the facility and dumped into the pool, it is known as a geothermal hot bath. The main pool has a temperature range of 30 to 40 degrees centigrade.
Once you arrive at the Geothermal SPA, you immediately notice the stunning view of the huge main pool with the hills and towers of steam that seem to meld with the clouds in the backdrop. The adult pool is vast, and you might mistake it for a mini-lake if it weren’t for the tiny rock island in the middle. If you are traveling with little children, don’t worry; there is a baby pool and playground equipment to keep them occupied. Because the water contains natural minerals and cannot utilize ceramic tiles, all of the pools are constructed entirely of steel-troweled concrete. People can sit and unwind in the warm water by taking four steps around the pool.The pool’s deepest point is only 1.5 metres deep.
Health Benefits of the Geothermal Spa
There are no chemical additives or treatments used to the water in the spa; it is entirely natural. Pipes are used to bring in the brine-like vapor, which is then allowed to cool before being released into the pool. With the highest percentages of sulphur and silica, the water is mineral-rich. When viewed from a distance, the water seems hazy and yellowish (for this reason).
There are a lot of alleged health and skin advantages to taking a bath in a natural spa. It has been used to cure conditions like psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis and is claimed to be rich in minerals like sulphur and silica. The water feels beautiful on the skin. It resembles floating in an unending bathtub in some remote haven, gazing out at the hills and clear skies.