In recent times, Murang’a County has been on the news for a lot of good reasons economically. From the Avocado revolution which has lifted the country’s status to the continent’s top exporter of the crop, to the booming housing sector and the county’s infrastructural investments that has brought to life most towns in the county. Even the national government has taken interest, working to turn the Kenol-Murang’a-Sagana road into a dual carriage.

In addition, the county’s real estate players are all in game mode as demand for residential, commercial and industrial property has pushed rents to grow by more than 40 per cent according to a report by NTV in December last year. And now real estate investors in the county have set their eyes on new horizons, the lucrative tourism sector.

The investors are clamouring for a slice of the Mount Kenya tourism circuit, which is one of the most coveted routes for tourists visiting the country. In cooperation with the county government, investors have set out to build world-class hotels and lodges in addition to the opening up and publicizing of tourist attractions unknown to many people until now. For a county with rich traditions, culture and historic landmarks, there is so much to offer.

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Investors have stationed the hotels strategically to take advantage of tourists looking for places to stay as they go exploring for adventures. One of the latest additions to the county’s inventory is the Nokras Hotel in Murang’a associated with the Nokras Riverine along the Kenol-Murang’a-Sagana route, which offers some of the best treatments for guests looking to indulge the county’s assortment of adventures.

With perfect conference facilities, these hotels are attractive for politicians as well as business people. Private boardrooms with a capacity of 50 people are popular venues for family celebrations, business meetings and gala banquets.

However, the establishment of classy hotels is not something new in the region. Murang’a has always been known to host some high-end hotel facilities, new investors are merely extending the use of the Murang’a brand. Other big names in the county include Fortune Green, Goshen Farm Hotel, Golden Palm and Stanley’s Haven.

With state of the art technology and offering premium experiences, the hotels are already favourites for family gatherings, business meetings and adventurers out and about. With these, local and international tourists active around River Sagana, Aberdare National Park and Forest, and Mount Kenya have a range of choices contributing to the growth of the hospitality industry in the county.

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