To UTEX or not to UTEX, that is the question…
When you are planning to come to Kinshasa, specially with children, I can assure you, that you will hear this name…Welcome to TEXAF – Welcome to Utex Africa Real Estate!
If you read through Wikipedia, you will learn more about TEXAF. In a few words: TEXAF or Societe Financière et de Gestion TEXAF (previously UTEXAFRICA, Congotex UTEXLEO, UTEXCO) was a major textile manufacturer of the DRC.
Today, when we speak about Utex Africa, we speak about a portfolio of residential real estate, located on the banks of the river which consists of 36 villas and 179 apartments.
Facilities?: It has a recreational infrastructure for the tenants with a swimming pool, a restaurant, tennis courts and a multi-use sports ground. It has electricity/power which is ensured by backup generators. You can see it all in the pictures below.
The occupancy rate for these residential spaces is close to 100%. So if you want to rent here, I recommend you request it ASAP, otherwise, your name will most certainly end-up in a waiting list of many other expats who want to live in this concession!
Prices? As I have already mentioned, living in Gombe is VERY expensive. In Utex Africa, you will pay from 3500 euros to 4500 euros for a 2 and 3 bedrooms apartment. Again, if you know how to pay less, please let me know!
Are you interested?