For 40 years Governors Camp and its clients have been working hand in hand with its community neighbours running community support and conservation programs that have delivered real results. In many cases, we are now working directly with the sons and daughters of community elders that we started working with 40 years ago. Governors Camp is extremely proud of its achievements. We will continue to work quietly on projects that our community neighbours ask us to support.
It is the policy of Governors’ Camp to support local communities in our area of operations. We recognize that in order to conserve these unique wild areas of Africa, the local communities must benefit directly from Tourism.
This portion of the website gives you just a flavour of some of our projects and partners and the work we are doing. We would welcome your support – come and see what we and our partners are doing on the ground, and if you are interested, speak to us about how you can contribute towards our goals.
In the Masai Mara, we have many projects which we work hand in hand with the local community to protect this unique and wild area of Africa. We try to ensure that the community who neighbour the National Reserve see real benefits from tourism and are thus encouraged to participate in conservation.
Loldia House is located on a ranch in the Great Rift Valley on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The farm had a small simple mud and wattle school serving the children of the area. Governors Camp Collection was asked to try and help improve the school and its facilities. Peter Njoroge Loldia Houses’s manager started to introduce guests to the school and inspire them to get involved to help improve facilities at the school.
On Mfangano Island we support various local community projects, including two local schools and a clinic. At our local community primary school we have equipped classrooms with desks and blackboards, donated text and exercise books for the top two classes. We also provide logistical support and contractors to build classrooms and toilet facilities. Currently we have the following community projects on the go..
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is Rwanda's first ever community owned lodge. The lodge was built and developed by Governors Camp Collection in collaboration with African Wildlife Foundation and its partner in Rwanda the International Gorilla Conservation Program to provide income to fund development projects for the local community decided on by the local community and conserve the highly endangered Mountain Gorilla.