Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the $46 million English Point Marina in Mombasa, Footprint to Africa reports.
Mr Kenyatta was accompanied by Kenya’s Tourism secretary, Najib Balala, and the Marina is expected to attract high-end tourists to the coastal town.
State House spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu, through a statement, said: “The Jubilee administration has identified tourism as one of the key economic pillars in Kenya’s Vision 2030 and is launching several investment opportunities such as resort cities, hotels, eco-lodges, conference facilities, and marinas as part of our tourism flagship projects.
“English Point Marina will put Kenya on the map of the luxury yacht market and the investment is set to open up Kenya to the high-end international ocean traveller.”
The facility, East Africa’s first and only marina, is built on four acres of land with an ocean view, a 26-room hotel, conferencing facility, a roof-top restaurant, a casino, swimming pool, 96 serviced apartments, a seafront restaurant, gym, spa, a boardwalk with retail outlets, water-sports centre and fully-serviced 88-berth marina.