List Of 8 Best Investment Opportunities In Kenya 2018

List Of 8 Best Investment Opportunities In Kenya 2018

August 24, 2018 | By : Hayer One Marketing

The last decade has seen phenomenal investments in real estate. Projects worth billions of shillings have either been completed or are under construction.

The real estate market boom in kenya has not escaped the notice of international players who have found the country to be ideal for their investments.

So, which are some which are some of the best areas or best investment opportunities in Kenya to be looking at?

Lets takes a look at the most preferred hotspots for real estate developers in Kenya with an eye on mid level to lower segments of the market.

Nairobi Satellite Towns

As far as there is a concern of real estate investments in Kenya, the Nairobi city towns including

  • Kitengela,
  • Kiserian,
  • Athi River,
  • Juja and
  • Kangundo Road

These have become the attractive points for investors in Nairobi.

Land availability in these locations at reasonable prices is commonly the driving force for the investors. To know more read our Real Estate Property in Nairobi Buying Guide

For example, a person who bought an acre of land in 2007 for a million shillings in one of these locations would have seen his investment rise to Sh6.4 million by the beginning of this year.

Most of the Kenyans are investing in land for the future and not necessarily for current construction needs.

However, the lack of an efficient transport system in these areas repeals any gains made on the home purchase or construction.

The developers can’t build homes with the notion that everyone will be driving to work. Kenya’s 70% population still rely on buses and matatus.

[PDF]Nairobi Satellite Towns Settlement – Report


The Rift Valley region has been attracting high-end developers. Naivasha is a popular tourist attraction with a scenic landscape, wildlife parks and a lake popular with holidaymakers.

These features have put the once dusty town on the global property radar.

When it comes to real estate, the OLX portal lists more than 300 properties within the greater Naivasha area with prices ranging between Sh95,000 and Sh5 million an acre.

Who is unaware of OLX these days, the most popular online advertising portal all over the world.

However, the most popular locations are those around Lake Naivasha commanding higher prices than the outskirts.


Despite lying on an island, Mombasa has stamped her authority as a leader in real estate development along the coast.

Apart from the well known locations, the area has a growing appetite for middle and low end developments.

For example, Nyali View Park, a cluster of 144 units comprising of two and three bedroom apartments is located near City Mall, Nyali and selling between Sh3 million and Sh10 million in what could be considered a high end location.

These homes are popular with first-time homeowners.

The uptake of such low-end development is a trend gaining popularity in Mombasa.


This lakeside city has seen unprecedented development within the last five years. Like Nairobi, the modern real estate trend in Kisumu is to move away from the city’s hub to the outskirts.

Coupled with its strategic location in East Africa, Kisumu City has witnessed an influx of investments as people rush to benefit from various opportunities.

The town is also experiencing the mushrooming of satellite settlements, a sign of growing housing demand following a sharp population increase.

A growing middle class and a recent upgrade of road infrastructure in the area have revived the town’s fortunes and it’s high time for small business owners to race to cash in on its strategic location.

A previous report by The World Bank mentioned Kisumu as the second best place in Kenya to register a business after Mombasa but the most difficult to survive during the initial stages.