Kenya to construct the largest convention centre in Africa at US$ 561m
The Bomas of Kenya: Kenya is set to construct the largest convention centre in Africa at the site, beginning next year
Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism has unveiled plans to construct the largest convention centre in Africa in order to capitalise on convention tourism. The centre will cost US$ 561m through a public-private partnership program (PPP).
The new development will be called the Bomas International Conference and Exhibition Centre. It will consist of presidential and VIP pavilions, coffee shops, five luxury hotels with 2,000-bed capacity, a conference centre capable of hosting 10,000 delegates in one sitting, exhibition space, business centres and other social amenities.
The Bomas International Conference and Exhibition Centre will be constructed on an 82-acre piece of land where the current Bomas of Kenya is located. The centre will be strategically located away from the city centre and near most diplomatic offices and high-end hotels.
The Bomas of Kenya was started in 1971 to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various groups in Kenya and act as a tourist attraction centre. Once completed, the new Bomas International Conference and Exhibition Centre will cater to an even larger number of cultural tourists and host more cultural festivals.