Havila attracts a record turn out over Xmas
As the Christmas festivals got fever pitch yesterday , families from various parts of the country and oversees thronged the Havila Resort in Kirinyaga County to spend the holidays .
The resort on the other hand did not let the tourists down after it ensured dishes were prepared according to individual tastes .
Under the patronage of Chef Denis Kirungu , African quisine was served as were the Swahili dishes were readily available.
“Our Christmas Special comprised of Pakistan Barbeque,Swahili Biriani,and much more like prawns (carry , biryani ,and masala ), Chicken (biryani ,curry , masala,nuggets and wings ) to Mbuzi (fry and coconut),”the long experienced chef told the Mountain times at the facility.
Tourists who thronged Havila Resort ,Kirinyaga County enjoying rafting at the Sagana river on Boxing Day
At the facility , water rafting dominated the entertainment scene as visitors made it to the Sagana river where the resort is situated .
The water sport appeared to be the daring of the foreign holiday makers as well as the locals .
The section of the rafting comprises of a deep still water , followed by a rapid and fast flowing one which makes the sport a scene to behold.
The resort is also known world over for its uniqueness in Kayaking and canoeing , while the facility was declared as the International Olympic site for the Rio qualifiers in 2015
Visitors getting ready to enjoy rafting at the Sagana river which forms the high number of attractions at the Havila Resort to both domestic and International tourists
Other than the water sport , cricket and badminton also attracted a number of the visitors who started arriving at the facility since Thursday last week .
One tourist Patel Shah said he always frequents the resort during such kind of festive seasons , Easter Holidays including Mashujaa Days.
“If I do not bring my entire family to this resort ,they regard the season as wasted hence my consistence in ensuring we are at this facility for merry making and holidaying, ”Patel said.
International tourists who had camped at the HAVILA Resort , Kirinyaga County for the christmas holidays
The facility has camp sites where families spend their time in comfort and at their own pace.
The resort has also high class rooms which conform to the required international standards and manned by highly trained personnel in the hospitality industry.
Resort proprietor Alexander Chege said despite the challenges posed by the outbreak of the covid pandemic , he was trying his best to ensure those who visited the facility were not only safe but well protected.
“Following the outbreak of the pandemic , the hospitality sector was badly hit but by the Grace of God we have remained afloat and once the menace was over we will be 100 per cent operational even as we continue to strictly observe the laid down ministry of health guidelines ,”Chege said.