Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate5th Apr 2017
Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate residents the opportunity to be completely immersed in Kenya’s plentiful wildlife right on their doorstep. Located on the vast Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Mount Kenya Estate offers a wildlife enthusiast looking for a more permanent lifestyle in the African bush, a viable investment opportunity.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy spans over 90,000 acres and is well known for its extensive population of rhino and its chimpanzee sanctuary. The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino population in East Africa, four of only seven northern white rhinos left in the world, and some of the greatest densities of wildlife in East Africa.
Ol Pejeta strives to be both ethical and sustainable and constantly looks at ways to protect and sustain the environment so that the wildlife can thrive and the local people can benefit. The actual Estate is situated in the North Eastern corner of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, on 1000 acres of unspoilt Savannah plains. The Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate comprises of 100 homes conceptualised and constructed to capitalise on both the plethora of wildlife and African bush. Each house will leave adequate space for the resident populations of game such as zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala and a large variety of small game and birdlife to meander around the homes at their own leisure. One of Kenya’s most celebrated and leading architects worked on the homes at the Estate. Homes are spacious and their immediate surroundings taken into careful consideration. Homes have been clustered around waterholes and salt licks, which encourage wildlife sightings and boast panoramic views of Mount Kenya, Loldaiga Hills and the Aberdare mountain ranges. In an interesting juxtaposition to their wild surroundings, the homes encompass regal African style.
Homes have been architecturally designed with the strong use of exposed stone and dark, rich wood. They are contemporary and chic with neutral shades and ample entertainment and viewing areas from both patios and balconies. The home’s interiors are just as lavish with large bay windows for endless hours of wildlife viewing. The area in which the Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate is located; Nanyuki, has become an investment hotspot in recent years, with land prices increasing rapidly. The rise in land and property value shows no sign of decelerating and substantial increases are predicted over the coming years as the area continues to develop and come to fruition.An animal-proof fence, which keeps the dangerous animals separate to The Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate, offers residents and visitors the freedom to roam around the Estate on foot or bicycle while enjoying 9 km of paths leading through the unfenced Savannah. The Estate has been carefully designed to offer residents a lifestyle where they are able to explore the African bush at its wildest away from any traffic or dangers – a truly unique experience.
For any wildlife and bush aficionado, the Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate really is a remote paradise where dreams of the perfect African sunset can be realised.