, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Mount Kenya Holiday Homes has been nominated as one of the best gated community development projects of the year 2014.
The nomination of the Sh5 billion project by the East Africa Property Awards judging panel has also sparked further interest in one of the country’s single largest golf resort facilities currently under development.
Speaking when he confirmed the project nomination, Mount Kenya Holiday Homes Project Manager Reginald Okumu said he was optimistic that the new developments will open doors for patronage by both domestic and international tourists in 2015.
“The project development consortium and the early bird investors alike are excited to have been nominated for the East Africa Property Awards,” Okumu said, “such a nomination is a significant endorsement.”
The property which is located in Naro Moru, near Nanyuki town targets the popular Mt Kenya, Laikipia tourism circuit.
Investors can buy homes for rental purposes or own exclusive use.
The project which broke ground mid last year is centred on a collection of 95 holiday homes each on half acre and a 9-hole golf course.
In addition, it features a club house and other facilities for home owners and guests, including grounds for events, ranging from destination weddings to conferences, golf tournaments and more.
First phase of the development is sold out while phase two is over 25percent sold.
This Saturday, November22, the project team will be hosting an open day to update prospective investors on the current milestones and showcase progress to date.
The event, to be staged at the project site, will also mark the start of the second phase of construction works.
“The location of the development affords great views of both Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare Ranges, and convenient access to a variety of tourist sites and activities including climbing Mt. Kenya itself,” Okumu said.
Flanked by the lead Architect, Mutahi Wariithi, Okumu said that the integrated project will have a helipad, solar water heating and street lighting, solar-powered perimeter fence, rain water harvesting, and water recycling and state of the art security.
The conserved forest area hosts over 100 species of birds and animals including gazelles.