Mt Kenya Holiday Homes has received a herd of small game from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as part efforts to boost the private sector’s support for wildlife conservation. KWS has ceded a herd of gazelles and zebras to the vast development’s Naro Moru site.
Project Manager Reginald Okumu says this will enhance the project’s appeal as an eco-friendly golf resort. This comes just after the project was named as the Best Gated Community Development in the region at the East Africa Property Awards. Mr Okumu confirmed that extensive reforestation efforts through the planting of indigenous trees is ongoing.
“We are excited at having won the East Africa Property Awards trophy last November and also by the gesture from KWS which is a mark of confidence on this project’s viability and wildlife conservation potential,” Okumu said. This project will be a model eco-friendly development in the Mt Kenya region, combining environment and wildlife conservation with contemporary golfing hospitality,” he added.
The holiday homes and tourism development project around Mt Kenya is one of the country’s single largest golf resort facilities under development. The property is located in Naro Moru, near Nanyuki town and targets the popular Mt. Kenya/Laikipia tourism circuit. The project, which broke ground one year ago, is centred on a collection of 95 holiday homes each on half acre and a nine-hole executive golf course.
In addition, it features a club house and other facilities for home owners & guests, including grounds for events; ranging from destination weddings to conferences, golf tournaments and more. The first phase of the development sold out. Phase two is over 40% sold. The project is undertaken through a unique build and transfer model to lock out speculators. Investors may buy homes for rental purposes or own exclusive use.
The lead Architect is Mutahi Wariithi. It will have a helipad, solar water heating & street lighting, solar-powered perimeter fence, and rain water harvesting, waste water recycling and state of the art security. The conserved forest area hosts over 100 species of birds and animals including zebras and gazelles.