Olkaria Geothermal Spa

They say it is impossible not to forget your troubles once you immerse yourself in a medicinal natural spa. Kenya prides itself in one of this kinds of spa. This spa is one of the geothermal’s power projects in Olkaria, a place where the Kenya electricity generating company KenGen, owns and operates power plants.

Geothermal power plant

Here you can learn about how electricity is generated from steam and the safety measures taken to protect wildlife in and around the park. Olkaria is situated inside Hell’s gate National Park in Naivasha, Nakuru County. The pipes here have been raised so as not to interfere with the movement of wildlife.

Olkaria natural spa

The surrounding communities of Olkaria are mainly pastoralists with the Maa community being the first to settle in this area. This piece of land is surrounded by sky high cliffs and rock extrusions. The Hell’s Gate park is home to a number of animals, such as zebras, hyraxes, buffaloes and giraffes. Nevertheless its beauty zeros into the spa.

The spa water is natural with no treatment having been done to it. Some salty water known as brine is pumped through large pipes at 300 degrees Celsius before being allowed to cool and thereafter released into the pool at between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius. Tourists trickle in here to enjoy the warm water’s medicinal values.

  

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