Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa, Naivasha

Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa, Naivasha


Olkaria Geothermal Hot Spa is located at the center of Hell’s Gate in Naivasha, 122 km from Nakuru Town.

About the Geothermal Spa

In recent times, the Olkaria Geothermal Resource, traditionally utilized for energy generation, has expanded its scope. KenGen recently introduced a Geothermal Health Spa and Demonstration Centre, diversifying its offerings beyond energy production. The OlKaria geothermal Spa stands as Africa’s largest hub of natural hot water, sourced from various wells. Temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees Celsius define its soothing allure. This geothermal marvel boasts a natural essence, devoid of additives or treatments, while rich in minerals like silica and sulfur. As hot steam cools through collecting pipes, it converges into a main pool, offering visitors a rejuvenating experience amidst untouched, mineral-rich waters.


There are three lagoons at Olkaria Geothermal Spa that collects water in to the main pool;

Lagoon One:

  • Receives hot brine from multiple wells.
  • Brine temperature: 90 to 100 degrees Celsius.

Lagoon Two:

  • Overflows from Lagoon One.
  • Temperature: 50 degrees Celsius.
  • Features both shallow and deep sides.

Lagoon Three:

  • Largest among the three lagoons.
  • Temperature: 30 to 40 degrees Celsius.
  • Receives overflow from Lagoon Two and overpass from Lagoon One.
  • Swimming area for visitors in hot water.
  • Includes a section for children.
  • Constructed with concrete, with Mazera stones lining walkways.
  • Deep end: 1.5 meters.
  • Can hold upto 400 people and there are sitting areas both inside and outside the lagoon.

Adjacent to Lagoon Three, an expansion caters to the needs of toddlers and young children, featuring a shallow pool barely a foot deep. This designated children’s area offers a delightful and safe environment for youngsters as young as two to revel in the soothing warmth of the water. Vigilant lifesavers oversee the activities, providing parents with peace of mind as they unwind in the tranquil waters of either the third or second lagoons. Swimming at the geothermal spa provides skin softening, detoxification, and potential healing benefits for various ailments, offering a holistic wellness experience amidst the natural mineral-rich waters.

Lagoon Cafeteria

Geothermal Spa boasts one of Nakuru County’s finest dining venues, thanks to its exceptional on-site event catering services. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, celebration, or special event, their team delivers top-notch menus tailored to your needs and budget. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, each dish is a testament to quality and flavor. From three-course buffets to custom-designed menus, Geothermal Spa ensures a memorable culinary experience. Their attentive staff takes care of every detail, guaranteeing a seamless and enjoyable event for all attendees.


The sauna, ingeniously heated by pipes carrying hot brine, guarantees the perfect environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. For those seeking additional pampering, the Broom Body Massage is a must-try, promoting circulation and overall body wellness. The Steam Sauna, infused with aromatic oils, elevates relaxation to new heights while aiding in weight loss, skin treatment, and toxin elimination.

Conference Facility

Geothermal Spa Center offers an outstanding conference facility accommodating up to one hundred attendees. With a focus on flexibility, they cater to various event sizes and types, from brief catch-ups to full-day conferences. Equipped with advanced audio-visual technology and free Wi-Fi, it ensures seamless and productive gatherings for all occasions.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa Fees

Visitors to the Olkaria Geothermal Spa, nestled within Hell’s Gate National Park, are required to pay separate entrance fees for both attractions. Admission fees cover access to Hell’s Gate National Park and the additional fee grants entry to the geothermal spa, ensuring a memorable experience amid the park’s stunning natural scenery and therapeutic waters.

Hell’s Gate Entrance Fee

High Season300 (residents)
30USD (non_residents)
215 (residents)
20USD (non_residents)
Low Season250 (residents)
20USD (non_residents)
215 (residents)
15USD (non_residents)

Geothermal Spa Entry Fee

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The Olkaria geothermal Spa opens at 7:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm daily.

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