Kenya is a popular tourist destination lying across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Being the business hub of East Africa, Kenya is blessed with natural beauty, incredible scenery and abundance of rare and amazing wildlife. Kenya's property and tourism sector continues to flourish and the country has attracted real estate investment into the game reserves in the form of commercial lodges for tourism and also along the Indian Ocean coastal region in the form of second home and retirement home developments as well as some holiday resorts and commercial ventures.
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; there are several incredibly popular areas. These include Nairobi and its environs, popularly known as the Nairobi Metropolis, the beautiful coastal area with 500km of white sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean coast from Lamu to Diani and beyond and the game reserves for commercial lodges and resorts. With all these incredible destinations, it's no surprise that houses for sale in Kenya have seen a significant increase in interest over the past five years. Find out more about the Kenyan property, some of the houses for sale and the attractions available to you when you buy real estate in Kenya below.
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• Vistas: Mountains, plains, coastal areas, plateaus, forests, rivers and lakes… there is no end to the list of adventure and nature offerings available to you.
• Climbing: One of the most striking features of the geography of Kenya, the Great Rift Valley divides the Kenyan 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. But climbers won’t stop there, not with Mount Elgon, Mount Kilimanjaro and Aberdares unnavigated.
• Lake Life: Several big and small lakes and rivers form part of the geography and each offer unique activities, beautiful views and opportunities for adventure. You’ll want to visit Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru.
• Big Game: Kenya’s highly diverse and rich wildlife game reserves and game parks is a key draw for the tourism industry. Home of the Big Five and a stop on the magnificent wildebeest migration from the Mara to Serengeti in Tanzania, there are a multitude of game viewing experiences just waiting to be had. Some of the many 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.
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