Olkaria Geothermal Spa (Naivasha) Rates

In this article, we will cover Olkaria Geothermal Spa Rates. The spa is located inside Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha. Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is a unique destination for a day’s trip to Hells Gate National Park or Naivasha. The facility is owned by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). The construction of the geothermal spa started in April 2011 and was completed in July 2013. It is the first of its kind and the largest Spa in Africa.

It is called a geothermal hot spa because of the hot water that is collected from the various wells within the plant and emptied into the pool. The temperature of the main pool ranges between 30-40 degrees centigrade.

The breathtaking view of the expansive main pool with the hills and towers of steam that seem to fuse with the clouds in the background draws your attention as you walk towards the poolside once you arrive at the Geothermal SPA. The adult pool is enormous, and if it weren’t for the tiny rock island in the centre, you’d think it was a mini-lake. Don’t worry if you have small children with you; there is a baby pool and playground equipment to keep them entertained. All the pools are made entirely out of steel-troweled concrete this is because the water here has natural minerals and cannot allow for the use of ceramic tiles. Four steps around the pool allow people to sit and relax in the warm water. The pool’s deepest point is only 1.5 metres deep.

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Geothermal Spa Health Benefits

The water in the spa is completely natural; no artificial additives or treatments have been applied to it. Wet steam known as Brine is brought in by pipes and is allowed to cool before being released into the pool. The water is mineral-rich, with the highest concentrations of sulphur and silica. (That’s why the water seems cloudy. whitish) when you look at it from afar.

Bathing in a natural spa is said to have numerous health and skin benefits. It is said to be high in minerals like sulphur and silica, and it has been used to treat diseases like psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. On the skin, the water feels divine. It’s almost as if you’re floating in an endless bathtub in some remote haven, gazing out at the hills and clear skies.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Rates

There are two charges: One is for accessing Hell’s National Park and another charge is for accessing the Geothermal Spa swimming pool area.

1. Hell’s Gate National Park Entrance Fees

High Season (July-February)

Citizen/Resident Charges
Adult Ksh 300
Child Ksh 215
Non-Resident Charges
Adult  30 USD
Child  20 USD

Low Season (March-June)

Citizen/Resident Charges
Adult Ksh 250
Child Ksh 215
Non-Resident Charges
Adult  20 USD
Child  15 USD

2. Olkaria Geothermal Spa Entry Fees

Citizen – Kenya Charges
Adult Ksh 400
Child Ksh 100
Residents – East Africa Charges
Adult Ksh 1000
Child Ksh 500
Non-Residents Charges
Adult 18 USD
Child 8.5 USD

Note: KenGen Adult Staff pays Ksh 200 as entrance fees while their children pay Ksh 50 to access the Geothermal Spa. Also, a towel can be provided at the spa at Kshs 200.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Opening Hours

Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

If you want a quiet and bit private session it is advisable to visit during the week. Here you will have all the time by yourself.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Accommodation

Not available. It’s recommended you plan your trip well to get there early in the morning to ensure you have enough time to dip. There is still an option of getting accommodation in the nearby Naivasha town or its environs.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Restaurant

Available. They serve delicious food, but it may seem expensive to some while being quite affordable to others. For instance, a plate of chips costs $3 while a plate of food costs $6. They can as well prepare a buffet on request. Non-alcoholic drinks are in plenty.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Contacts

Phone: 0711 036040

Email: geothermalspa@kengen.co.ke

Make a point of visiting this place the next time you’re in Naivasha. If not for the health benefits, go for the scenery and, of course, the adventure. You will leave the Olkaria Geothermal Spa feeling completely rejuvenated and relaxed.

1 thought on “Olkaria Geothermal Spa (Naivasha) Rates”

  1. Please work on Geothermal Spa restaurant. They do serve food nicely. Morning 11 they don’t have anything to serve up to 1.00pm. they don’t have variety. They don’t allow outside food and don’t give food there also. I had this experience more than 3 times


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