The Kenyan coast real estate industry is often associated with prime beachfront homes, posh gated community cottages and luxury villas and hotels. One such establishment is a multi-million 2,500-acre golf development property commonly referred to as Vipingo Ridge. Vipingo ridge is Located just 36 km north of Mombasa and can be accessed daily on a flight operated by Safarilink from Nairobi’s Wilson airport directly to vipingo airstrip. The airstrip is capable of taking commercial private jets and charter flights from overseas without their first having to touch down in Malindi or Mombasa. There are also numerous flights from Nairobi to both Mombasa and Malindi airports. Private taxi transfers can be arranged and a helipad is available for private arrivals. This posh estate is managed by Vipingo Ridge Ltd. The company controls both Membership and architectural developments of the estate .
Targeted at Kenya’s wealthy, vipingo is home to the Who is Who of Kenya. Only millionaires can afford to buy a home there.This exclusive property is a complex of luxury apartments and villas, fully furnished, which means the search for privacy and rest in an experience of pure luxury. Its true luxury resides in its sophisticated designs with total attention to the customer’s needs. It offers a range of exclusive facilities , a private beach, an oasis of elegant relaxation and a sunny and dry weather throughout the year. It’s common to see both local and international wealthy residents fly into the estate to their palatial homes. The owners visit with families either for holidays or to play golf and usually rent them when they are not staying around . The scenic and tranquil environment provides a unique blend of world-class luxury living with highly appealing investment opportunities.
The common characteristic of golf real estate investment is big spending by the wealthy and vipingo is meant to guarantee this exclusivity. Vipingo Ridge is a golfing paradise built with 18-hole golf course. The Ridge was selected as Kenya’s top golf course by the World’s Top 100 magazine in 2015. Golfing in Kenya has appealed to investors seeking returns both locally and internationally. For some reason, having a golf course raises the profile of a property development and makes it more attractive. Golf in Kenya is often associated by wealthy people. So when you are doing a luxury estate, golf is something that you should consider investing in to attract high profile clients.
The project combines scenic views of the region, a game conservancy, sandy beaches, wood land areas and nature trails. The ridge has a wide range of facilities including Clubhouse, conference and wedding facility, and a restaurant. It also boasts several multiple leisure facilities like a tennis court, Swimming pools, mountain biking, a snooker room, horse riding , a private beach and a dedicated children’s playground all available for the use of members and guests. The Conference Center is the perfect venue for conferences, board retreats and corporate events. A 10 minutes walk from the gate , is a stunning beach facility on the pristine Kuruwitu Marine reserve that allows members and guests to enjoy time on the unspoiled private beach front. The beach is a true haven of relaxation and privacy, has majestic and comfortable sunbathing around a spectacular seawater swimming pool.The Club House is strategically built with a viewing platform on the roof where visitors can glimpse the Indian Ocean to the East and the beautiful Chonyi Hills to the west. Their reservation team also organizes group tours and visits to the nearby local attractions, historic sites, events and national parks
The price range of one acre of land here is between shs 10 to 20 million. The price of land appreciates with proximity to the golf course. For instance, an acre close to the golf course is currently going for Shs 22 million. Most buyers are Kenyans and expatriates who work in Mombasa a one-hour drive away, and want a weekend residence or a permanent one. Other common visitors are people looking for a holiday homes and can visit for some time just like in time share programs.Among the investors includes the leading NSE-listed investment property architects Centum.
A range of luxury villas are being put up for rent to holiday families. They range between two and three bedrooms with communal pool set in the verdant gardens. Some have their own swimming pool on the rooftop. These villas are fully serviced by Vipingo Ridge’s hospitality team. Each villa can be configured for individual room occupancy or let as a complete unit.They are meant for celebrities who normally come to Kenya for a holiday and desire exclusive homes away from the limelight. This sisal estate is set to become another Miami or Las Vegas , a home to the world’s millionaires and celebrities who are expected to troop in to play golf or relax in this private residence. The exclusivity of this property and the intimacy of the structures are a perfect match for those seeking privacy, calmness and a touch of romance.
At vipingo ridge, safety is guaranteed. The place is secured by barricaded steel gates on the entrance to the estate and a 3 meters high, 19 km long perimeter wall .The Estate is heavily guarded by uniformed security officers from Saladin Security ltd, a renowned internationally security Management Company with head quarters in London. Professionally trained security men on horseback patrol the perimeter wall 24 hours a day. There is also a mobile response unit including a mobile canine unit, open residential panic buttons and strategically placed cameras monitored by the control room which is manned 24/7. From the inside of the estate, one may be mistaken to refer this place as a country within the Kenyan borders. It is common to see high-profile owners walk away from the chaos and realities of their lives without any bodyguards.To say a little , the developers of this property have meticulously planned every detail to create the first world class coastal lifestyle experience in the region