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New-style traveller centre opens in Naivasha



NAIROBI, Kenya May 20-Real estate company, Dowgate Properties has opened its first Safari Centre highway service station along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, in a new servicing model for motorists and travelers.

The station will offer a variety of facilities from electric vehicle charging stations to children’s play areas, rest rooms, restaurants, and retail stores, right beside the highway.

“Car ownership and travelling have changed completely in the last decade and are set to change even more as Kenyans, also begin to shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). All these trends have created demand for a new kind of service station for travellers on the country’s vastly expanded and upgraded highway network,” said James Hoddell, Founder and Director of Dowgate Properties.

The Naivasha Safari Centre is being anchored by supermarket Naivas and a wide range of eateries, including ArtCaffe, Chicken Inn, Creamy Inn, Galitos, and Pizza Inn.

It also offers a car wash, pharmacy, children’s play areas and events, as well as a designer-rest room, under Dowgate’s high-tech rest-room brand, Loo4U, a petrol station, curio shops and a Dr Mattress store.

The Safari Centre is the first of many, now at various stages of construction by Dowgate Properties, with the next due to be built on the Nairobi to Nyeri road at Makutano in Kirinyaga.

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