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Longonot Gate Constructs Holiday & Golf Resort City in Naivasha

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Longonot Gate designed 18 hole Golf Course. Longonot Gate designed 18 hole Golf Course.

A real estate company has unveiled a Leisure Homes, Golf and Conference project at the foot hills of Mt. Longonot in Naivasha that will offer an integrated lifestyle to owners. The project’s strategic location within the Rift Valley Escarpment will offer investors easy access to tourist circuit

Longonot Gate Development Limited project sits on 2,400 acres and is expected to house atleast 1,500 country homes. The project will be a gated satellite community with an 18 hole world class golf course, a man-made lake to support water sports, a hotel and conference centre, university, a shopping mall among other social amenities. This would be the most elaborate and integrated resort city under construction in East Africa.

The project will provide home owners easy access to a diverse tourist circuit that includes Mt. Longonot, Hells Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru and the Aberdare Ranges. 

Currently, plots for the second phase of the project (Naivasha Gardens) are up for grabs at Kshs. 4 million per 1/2 acre as well as commercial plots for putting up social amenities. 

Longonot Gate’s Chairman, Lee Karuri, says that plots will be fully serviced to enable construction of holiday homes with utilities such as a fine road network, water, electricity, ICT connectivity, ornamental lake, electric fence and an 18-hole golf course.

Phase one (Crater Park) plots have already been sold out while the third phase of the Project (Kingdom City) will involve construction of the golf course. The golf course concept has been benchmarked on global golf estates in Europe and the United States and has been designed by renowned Golfer, David Jones.

The project master planners and architects are Dimensions Architects and Interior Designers, a leading firm of architects in East Africa.

James Wathigo, a Company Director says the project is strategically located within a tourist circuit and only 70 kilometers from Nairobi. He adds that Longonot Gate has ensured that all land ownership documents have been obtained as well as necessary government approvals including National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) license.

“We have worked to ensure that there no legal issues regarding the land and thus buyers can invest without fear,” he said.

Besides golf, home owners will also enjoy other sporting activities such as soccer, polo, water sports, jogging, swimming, tennis and hockey among others.

“We want our clients to enjoy a state-of-art Holiday, Leisure, Golf and Conference Resort and get value for their money,” says Consolata Gituto, the Managing Director. “Home owners shall also create revenue through offering their homes for short stay guests.” 

The project is expected to lead Naivasha region to economic growth by creating 5,000 job opportunities for the neighboring communities as well as contribute to the National Economy over the next 10 years a total investment of about Kshs. 85 billion (1 billion US Dollars) for all residential, commercial, leisure and social facilities. This will create a huge economic growth impact in both Nakuru county and would be one of the largest private real estate sector projects in East Africa. Longonot Gate will also help nurture Naivasha as a tourist and getaway town.

Kenya’s Vision 2030 identifies the real estate sector as key in boosting growth of the economy by providing decent housing for the country’s growing population. With the Government projection that more than half of the nation’s population will be residing in the urban areas by the year 2030, it is imperative to raise the number of housing units from the current 35,000 annually to over 200,000 units. 

Over the recent past, growth in the sector has mainly been driven by urbanization, infrastructural development, a strong economy, growing middle-class population, stable legal environment and significant credit expansion. 

 

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