Africa to establish new marina for those on Kenya holidays

BoatA new marina – the first of its kind in Eastern Africa – is to be established in Kenya, over the creek from Fort Jesus.

The project – which is to cost $50 million (£33.8 million) and is expected to reach completion in the latter half of 2012 – is to see a mooring space for 88 boats constructed, as well as seafront eateries, apartments, retail outlets and a water sports centre.

This will provide those on Kenya holidays with the opportunity to participate in sea safaris, kite-surfing, windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing and snorkelling.

Once finished, the resort will be the only facility of its type between Cairo and Cape Town and EnglishPoint Marina director Alnoor Kanji was quoted by Capital FM Kenya as saying: "We are bringing to Kenya a whole new market made up of affluent people and once they come here they can venture deeper into the country."