Nigeria’s real estate value-investment firm, Adesina Adedeji John, has said it will build a 30 hectare pan-African resort in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The co-founder and CEO, Opeyemi Adesina, told newsmen in Lagos that the N30bn project will be the world’s first true pan-African experience resort.
The resort, named Chanzo in Swahili, is intended to offer tourists the opportunity to tour all the iconic cultural and scenic landmarks across the 54 African countries in one destination.
“We are leveraging immersive, realistic virtual technologies to represent all African countries in a single location,” the project manager, Ogundeji Israel, said.
“Similar to the way people visit Disneyland theme parks to relive the scenes from their favourite blockbusters, Adesina Adedeji John seeks to make it possible for tourists to have the exact experience of all represented countries in Chanzo,” he added.
The resort will be built in the exact shape of the African map, with all countries represented as they are on the map. Tourists will be able to take realistic pictures and videos as well as shop for their favourite African pieces, he said.
The chief operating officer, Abiodun Adedeji, said, “We are partnering with reputable financial, tourism, construction, and virtual technology firms to achieve this.
“We are also working on collaborations with the ministries of art, culture and tourism of all African countries for effective representation.”