The Mt. Kenya Wildlife Estate, located on 1.000 acres of land along the boundary of the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has finally moved off the planning stages when construction was formally started with the breaking of the ground.
Designed to mitigate the impact on the environment, in an area where water is precious, the new posh gated estate near the town of Nanyuki in Central Kenya will eventually comprise 100 residential homes and related community services under a concept where wildlife retains the right of way. The homes are set in the bush, the underlying theme on the estate being that ‘wildlife has priority’. The design of the development and all planned activities will be deliberately wildlife-friendly and there will be no internal fences, allowing game to roam at will. At the same time, home owners will enjoy all the facilities of a well thought out residential community, including a club house and swimming pool, cycling and walking tracks.Owners at MKWE, where 3 and 4/5 bedroom residences will sell between 29.9and 33 million Kenya Shillings per unit, will benefit from concessionary access into the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, through a private gate on the Estate. It is understood from a communication received, that over 50 residences have already been sold ahead of construction start and that keen interest persists for the balance of the planned homes.
Richard Vigne, CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in past interaction pointed to the sustained income the estate will create for wildlife conservation and community work and related the extensive mitigating measures employed to minimize the impact of the new residential part of Ol Pejeta through the use of solar technology and the deliberate omission of private swimming pools, instead providing one at a communal meeting place for residents.