Most profitable businesses to start in Naivasha


Naivasha is one of the best towns to start a business in Kenya. It’s also among the fastest growing towns in Kenya. There are numerous business opportunities in the town.

If you are planning to start a business in Naivasha, below is a list of the best ones to venture in:

  1. Tour company
  2. Online taxi company
  3. Hotel business
  4. Airbnb business
  5. Water refilling business
  6. Butchery
  7. Mpesa and Bank agency business
  8. Real Estate company
  9. Nyama Choma joint
  10. Guest houses
  11. Build rental houses
  12. Boda boda business
  13. Grocery shop
  14. Wines and spirits shop
  15. Hardware shop
  16. Mobile phone repair business
  17. Construction transport trucks
  18. Tour company

Naivasha receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. This is an ideal place to start a tour company. Make sure the services you provide are excellent so as to get referrals. You can start with a single truck for carrying visitors then grow over time. Capital required is Ksh 1 million and above.

  • Online taxi company

Another profitable business which require less than Ksh 1 million. Look for the ideal low fuel consumption car, purchase one and register it under Uber, Bolt or Wasili.You will be making over Ksh 1,000 daily from the business

  • Hotel Business

Hotel business will generate crazy profits for you especially during festive and holiday seasons. You require a capital of Ksh 400,000 and above to set up hotel in the town.

  • Airbnb business

Airbnb is one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya.Naivasha is a ripe location for this business. Due to the high number of visitors and tourists, your rooms will be fully booked throughout the year.

Make sure the Airbnb are well furnished, there are no CCTV in the room and services are excellent. You should also look for rooms in secure environment.

  • Water refilling business

The capital for water refilling business range from Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 1.2 million. The business is extremely profitable in Naivasha.Expect daily profits of Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 10,000.

Most of the capital will be consumed by license fee.

  • Butchery

Another ideal business idea, it’s highly underrated but very profitable. But as you set up a butchery, avoid the temptation of selling dog and donkey meat. If clients know that you genuinely sell goat and beef meat they will stick to you. Butchery business requires a capital of Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 300,000. In a month, you will be making Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 200,000.

  • Mpesa shop and bank agency business

Mpesa shop is one of the easiest businesses to set up in Kenya, it’s also not complicated. Combine Mpesa with bank agency business.

In Naivasha there is a lot of money in circulation, chances of your business making losses are low.

You need a capital of Ksh 150,000 to Ksh 200,000 to set up the business.

  • Real estate company

If you go around Naivasha town and in the outskirts, you will realize that there is a lot of construction going on. There are also plots being sold. With these happenings, a real estate company will be ideal business. Your core duties are to link customers to owners of land, manage property for owners and also buy and sell plots.

  • Nyama Choma Joint

Visit Naivasha and see how many nyama choma joints are there, many, and all of them are busy on daily basis. Nyama choma joints perform better in Naivasha than even in Nairobi.

  • Guest houses

The capital required to build guest houses is huge. However, start by building single rooms. A 50 by 100 plot will accommodate 10 single rooms. Building the 10 rooms will cost Ksh Ksh 2 million to Ksh 3 million. You will be making Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 100,000 months depending on the location of the houses.

  • Boda boda business

Start boda boda business, buy a couple of them. You can also start selling boda boda spare parts and also hire individuals to repair boda boda. You aim should be to dominate the industry.

  • Grocery shop

No matter what, people must eat. Grocery business is hot cake in Naivaisha.Start the business for as low as Ksh 20,000.

  • Wines and spirits shop

Any business dealing with alcohol is a good business in Nakuru.Alcohol consumption is high in this town

Set aside at least Ksh 150,000 to start the business. Relate well with the police and ensure that you have paid for required licenses.

You will be earning Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 20,000 daily.

  • Hardware shop

Between 2007 and 2014 construction in Naivasha was in a slow pace because of what happened in the area in 2007 but today, houses are being built everywhere. Hardware shop is important here to supply building materials for clients.

Hardware business is not a small business, you require capital of Ksh 4 million and above.

  • Mobile phone repair business

In Nairobi there are too many mobile phone repairs but not in Naivasha.Learn skills on how to repair the phones and set up a shop in Naivasha.Make sure your skills are top notch so as to be trusted by clients.

Ensure that you don’t buy used smartphones to prevent buying stolen phones.

  • Trucks for carrying construction materials

This is definitely the most profitable business in Naivasha.Start with 1 truck and grow over time.


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