Here’s one of Kenya’s hottest real estate destinations

What you need to know:

By Evans Ongwae

Do you want to invest in a luxurious property in Nanyuki, one of Kenya’s hottest real estate destinations? You probably need to talk to Maiyan Holdings Limited, an award-winning real estate firm.

Maiyan, one of the company’s developments, was crowned the 2019 and 2020 Global Luxury Villa Resort Winner. The name Maiyan is the Maasai word for blessings.

Maiyan, a 197-acre controlled development, is situated in Nanyuki, and overlooks the iconic Mount Kenya and the magnificent Lolldaiga Hills. Hotel residents enjoy a stunning view of the Aberdares mountain ranges too. The development combines real estate and hospitality in a luxury hotel.

Maiyan offers investment-grade affordable holiday homes in the form of construction-ready serviced plots, apartments, bungalows, and villas. This provides a rare opportunity to own arguably the lowest-priced real estate in a world-class resort. Investors can acquire units for investment or own residence.

Of the 197 acres at Maiyan, 25 acres are set aside for parks, six acres for sporting facilities, and three acres for dams and water bodies.

Investors and visitors to Maiyan ( and Swara Ranch ( will have access to the parks, sporting facilities, and water sports activities for free. Activities include golf, horse-riding, cycling, boat-riding, fishing, walking and jogging trails, tennis, basketball, and field sports like football, hockey, and rugby.

Maiyan Country Homes are luxury properties encompassing six-bedroom signature villas that go for Ksh60 million. The three-bedroom luxury villas are going at Ksh30 million.

A signature villa has two three-bedroom units, all en-suite, on the ground and first floors, each measuring approximately 3,000 square feet. In addition, they have a shared rooftop common area, equipped with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, barbecue space, shower and washroom, and an expansive entertainment facility.

The interiors include a fully-fitted kitchen, engineered wooden floors, solid mahogany doors, and mosaic glass art. The development provides for varied building typologies and style. The available services include:

• Underground utility electricity from Kenya Power and Lighting Company

• Treated water

• Irrigation water connection

• Sewer connection

• Internet connection 

• Paved roads.

The development enjoys an average annual occupancy of up to 70 percent, with the daily rates at 45 percent above comparable resorts. Our current investors have enjoyed at least a 12 percent rental yield supported by high occupancy, premium rates, and a developer-steered property management rental pool.

Swara Ranch by Maiyan is a mixed-use residential, commercial, recreational, and educational development by Maiyan Holdings Limited. The Ranch is within the 197-acre Maiyan Development.

Village Cluster 1, now complete and sold out, comprises 34 beautiful modern bungalows surrounded by green spaces and parks with lush scenery and unmatched views.

Village Cluster 2, currently selling, will comprise 8-unit courts, of four 3-bedroom (all en suite) bungalows. So is Cluster 4, which is made up of apartment blocks with scenic views of Lolldaiga Hills and Mount Kenya, glazed with parks and green areas, dedicated parking, dams, and terraces.

The Swara Ranch setting will also entail a school, commercial area, and theme parks. Investors have several typology options to choose from. They include:

  1. The three-bedroom Swara Bungalows, built on an eighth of an acre, are selling at Ksh13 million.
  2. The two-bedroom apartments, selling at Ksh6.8 million, measure 81 square metres.
  3. The one-bedroom loft apartments that measure 52 square metres, have the bedroom sitting above living space, and are selling at Ksh4.86 million.
  4. Studio apartments, measuring 30 square metres, are selling at Ksh2.8 million.

Maiyan has partnered with credible financial institutions to enable clients to access mortgage facilities. The following options are therefore at the disposal of prospective Maiyan investors:

  • 100 percent financing towards the acquisition of ready houses, for amounts less than Ksh10 million, available also in US Dollars. For any amount above Ksh10 million, 90 percent can be financed for personal home loans, and 80 percent for business home loans. The loan tenures are 25 years for personal homes, and 20 years for business homes.
  • Equity Release option featuring up to 80 percent financing, and up to 15 years of repayment period.
  • Unsecured loan of up to Ksh6 million (and its dollar equivalent) over a 72-month repayment period for facilities offered in Kenya Shillings, and 60 months of repayment for dollar facilities.

Call 0796777782 or email [email protected] to reserve.


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