Mary is an amazing, warm hearted lady, and a pleasure to work with…
As well as her charity venture Restart Africa, Mary runs Riftview Cottages, luxury family cottages in the beautiful GilGil, Kenya.
Her and the Riftview Team had a fantastic holiday accommodation and a next-level service, but needed a little with marketing their fantastic holiday cottages to the world:
The organisation helps to support Restart Africa, a charity which helps African Street children start their lives over again, but the business-facing side of the organisation didn’t have a brand or website in place.
Mary asked me to create a brand for the cottages, and create a website to market the amazing experience on offer at the holiday cottages.
The brand was designed to appeal to foreign markets and focuses on the unique experience on offer: Riftview’s access to exotic wildlife and birdlife, from the front porch of the property.
The emblem was taken from the amazing sunsets over the Kenyan horizon.
I’ve used a minimalist palette, with a sleek grey and dusky orange, taken directly from photography of an unforgettable sunset over Kenya
The new website would be built and designed around the abundance of exotic wildlife, which guests can experience from the porch of their holiday cottage.
I integrated full screen drone video footage to create a high impact impression of the cottages for guests as soon as they land on the site
Testimonials are vital to establishing trust, and making sure guests pick your holiday cottage. This section puts user reviews with no distractions to establish trust.
A picture paints a thousand words! that’s why it’s best to show your guests the facilities on offer with a media slideshow.
I also designed a page for the booking site which would advertise the extra services and value on offer to guests
I designed a pricing pages, as well as the integration of a booking portal so guests can book online without leaving the site.
I designed a page to advertise the features of the holiday cottages, as well as multimedia such as videos and pictures.
One of the most important aspects of the site was highlighting the unique selling point of the holiday cottages: close proximity to exotic nature available from the porch of the house.
I designed thumbnails to immerse guests the abundance of nature in the local area, which guest can experience from the porch of the house!
The footer on each page features animated movement to help draw users into the fantastic experience of Kenya
I designed single post pages with full page photography to create high visual impact.
The website was filled with local things to do and see for guests so they can plan their visit in advance.
The hand drawn style of this grounds map helps introduce the user to the Riftview brand
The contact page uses minimalist design to encourage guests to call the Review Holiday Cottages team
How Design Hero helped
Can’t thank you enough for all your help, you went above and beyond!
You have done a fantastic job with the website it’s more than we could ever have hoped for.
You are a star!