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Kenya is a popular tourist destination on the east-central African coast, flanked by the warm the Indian Ocean. As the business hub of East Africa, Kenya is blessed with natural beauty, incredible scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Kenya's property and tourism sector continues to flourish and attract real estate investment in commercial game lodges. Coastal properties for sale are sought after in the form of retirement home developments, holiday resorts or commercial ventures. Take a look at the available houses for sale in Kenya below.
Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, has grown through the years to become East and Central Africa’s business and financial centre. Houses for sale in this part of Kenya are highly sought after as it is a truly cosmopolitan city serving as the regional headquarters for some of the world’s largest corporations such as General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Citi Bank and Coca Cola. The tourism industry in Kenya is the third largest contributor to the country's GDP after agriculture and horticulture. It is also one of the key sectors identified as a growth driver to achieve the country's Vision 2030 objectives of transforming Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030.
Many people are interested in buying a house in Kenya with the view to rent it out over the country’s two high tourist seasons: July to September and December to February. When it comes to Kenyan property investment, popular regions include: Nairobi and its environs (known as the Nairobi Metropolis), coastal area of white sandy beaches stretching 500km from Lamu to Diani and of course, the wildlife reserves for commercial lodges and resorts. If you’d like to
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Mountains, plains, coastal areas, plateaus, forests, rivers and lakes; Kenya is blessed with an abundance of vastly different landscapes and terrain to meet even the most avid adventurer’s taste.
One of the most striking geographical features in Kenya is the Great Rift Valley which divides the highlands into east and west, with the snow-capped Mount Kenya on the eastern side. As Kenya’s highest point and Africa’s second, this is a mountain meant to be climbed. Mount Elgon, Mount Kilimanjaro and Aberdares are also worth a visit.
Several big and small lakes and rivers form part of the geography and each offer unique activities, beautiful views and opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure. If you’re planning a visit, make sure you include Lake Naivasha or Lake Nakuru.
Kenya’s rich wildlife reserves and game parks are key to the tourism industry. Kenya is home to the Big 5 and a stop on the annual wildebeest migration from the Mara to Serengeti in Tanzania. Game reserves here include the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Mount Kenya National Park, Nakuru National Park, Tsavo national Park, Nairobi National Park and Aberdare National Park to name a few.
Kenya offers a range of schools for nursery scholars to teenagers. Along with a choice of public schools within each region, many international institutions offer private coeducation. You’ll also find many universities, technicons and specialised colleges in Kenya.
The Mombasa Hospital, West Kenya Hospital and The Karen and Nairobi Hospitals are 4 of the larger healthcare institutions whilst smaller towns offer local doctors, clinics and pharmacies.
Head down to your local shop for your everyday necessities or venture into one of the bustling cities near Mombasa, Nairobi or Kisumu for an exciting shopping experience where you’ll find everything from fashion to fine dining.
Kenya offers easy access to her neighbouring countries including Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located just outside of Nairobi and most of the country offers navigable roads, best experienced in a 4x4.
Separated from the Nairobi CBD by the urban Karura Forest, Gigiri presents a wide selection of beautiful and high end properties for sale and rent in an exciting and significant area of Kenya.
Hurlingham is a modern and vibrant suburb located just 15 minutes from the city centre of Nairobi, Kenya.
It is said that this area in Kenya inherited its name from Danish author, Karen Blixen, who resided in this leafy residential suburb when it was then just rolling farmlands.
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Located in Nairobi, Kenya, Kileleshwa features a quiet locale with large green gardens and a mix of mid-century bungalows and modern apartments for rent and sale.
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The prime residential area of Kilimani is located 6 kilometres west of Nairobi, Kenya, in what is known as the Westlands administration division.
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Kitisuru, Nairobi is an upscale residential suburb just 10kms northwest of the CBD.
For the working professional, Lang’ata presents a pleasant choice of houses and apartments for let, rent and sale in an area with good amenities.
Located just 7 kilometres west of the Nairobi Central Business District is Lavington. Houses for rent or sale in this lush residential suburb boast mature and beautiful gardens.
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Loresho is a plush, leafy neighbourhood that lies 8km west of Nairobi’s City Centre, bordering Kangemi and Kibarage.
Lower Kabete is a small, leafy green suburb in Nairobi that is home to an affluent community of both locals and expatriates.
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Considered by many as Nairobi’s most prestigious residential area, Muthaiga is one of the affluent suburbs within the capital city of Kenya.
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Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city, dubbed “The Safari Capital of the World,” and features apartments and houses for sale and to let, that speak to the cosmopolitan city’s economic boom.
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New Muthaiga is a fast-rising residential neighborhood located along Thigiri Ridge in Nairobi, Kenya.
Located in Nairobi, Parklands is a friendly area that presents commercial and residential housing at accessible prices.
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To many, Riverside is Nairobi’s most centrally located suburb, neighbouring areas such as Westlands, Spring Valley and Lavington.
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The houses for sale in Runda are within a private estate built on a former coffee plantation. Surrounded by the extensive Karura Forest, this estate boasts of nothing but high end houses that sit on expansive gardens.
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Located beyond Westlands is a beautiful neighbourhood surrounded by trees and a natural environment.
Westlands is an administrative division and an electoral constituency just 3km from Nairobi, Kenya. In the early 1990s it was predominantly a residential area.
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Address: 10th Floor, Fortis Tower, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi, 00800, Nairobi
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