Olkaria Geothermal Spa is the first of its kind in Africa. It is located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, about 120KM from Nairobi, right at the heart of the Hell’s Gate National Park, which was the setting the Lion King film and adjacent to Mt. Longonot National Park. The Centre is a product of Geothermal Power Projects at Olkaria where Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) owns and operates four Power Plants. It provides the ultimate destination for revellers, away from the hustle and bustles of the city. The breath-taking scenery creates a memorable experience. It is the perfect tourist destination.
The services available are:
The Olkaria Geothermal Spa offers recreational and therapeutic swimming with its Blue Lagoons.
There are three cascading lagoons or ponds. These ponds receive geothermal water or brine, collected through a system of lagged pipes from various wells within the Olkaria Geothermal field. The first is the receiving pond. It receives hot geothermal water with temperatures of approximately 90oC. This pond is not usable because of high temperatures.
The Second pond fills up from the overflow of the first pond and has temperatures of about 60oC. It is also not usable.
The third and largest pond receives the overflow of the second pond and overpass from the first pond. Its temperatures range from lows of 30oC to highs of 40oC, and is good for relaxation as one enjoys the warmth of the water. The pool can accommodate up to 400 people. This pool has an island in the middle for aesthetic and lighting purposes at night as it has a lamppost.
An extension of this pond is the children’s pool suitable for kids below 8 years.
The Spa is equipped with poolside furniture such as sun loungers, fancy tables and chairs.
Users enjoy therapeutic benefits of the Olkaria Geothermal Spa and have the opportunity to relax, refresh and revitalize their minds, bodies and soul after a long stressful week. They can simply enjoy the clean, crisp, cool and reinvigorating air as they watch the day glide by or take a relax in the warm geothermal water, which is rich in minerals such as sulphur and silica known to cure diseases such as psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis among others. The blue lagoon skin treatment is natural and has no side effects.
The Centre offers an executive conference facility which can host up to 70 people. With its dedicated and friendly staff complement, the conference offers high class business environment which meets clients’ business needs. It can be adapted to various uses including lectures, seminars and boardroom-style meetings. There is an inbuilt public address system and a 90” 3D presentation screen.
Day delegate packages offer morning and afternoon beverages and snacks. A variety of tasty and locally sourced lunch options are also available while dinner can be arranged on request.
The cafeteria serves guests visiting the Spa. Customers can enjoy a variety of delicious foods and refreshing beverages served. The comfortable and beautiful furniture is intended to create a relaxed feel.
The Spa’s cafeteria features a full menu of "comfort" food. It offers buffet and a la carte menus, a coffee shop and a bar which offers a variety of beverages.
Manicured grounds are available for hire for different outdoor activities such as weddings, photo shoots, corporate fun days, retreats and team building. The grounds can comfortably accommodate a reception party of up to 2,000 people with adequate space for dancing and merry-making.
Clients are allowed to bring in their own supplies that may include tents, chairs, flowers, tables, decorations and PA system. However, they are also available on order. Clients are also allowed to do their set-up a day before the outdoor event.