We depart Nairobi after early breakfast, 08.00hrs, and head west, about 100km, stopover at the view point on the Great Rift Valley and view the Loita plains and also from here you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. We proceed to Lake Naivasha, the highest Lake in the Rift Valley. It is also popular that in the 1930’s, it was used as a staging post for Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London.
An optional tour of Hells gate National Park -where you can wonder on foot among the zebras, wildebeest, gazelle and giraffe as there are no predators
Hell’s gate National park –past Fishers Tower-the only park that allows transport by walking and cycling. You will visit the geothermal Power plant at Olkaria and the Hot Springs. The small perimeters of the park give you a chance to see variety of wildlife.
Optional tour — at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
Proceed for lunch and merry making at The KenGen spa at Olkaria geothermal field.
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,
It provides the ultimate destination for revelers, away from the hustle and bustles of the city. The breath-taking scenery creates a memorable experience. It is the perfect tourist destination. 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 are 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.
Benefits of the Spa
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.
Return to Nairobi.