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Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

1 September, 2017

We congratulate Kenya on taking the bold step to ban plastic bags. The use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags is now illegal in Kenya. We would like to advise our guests that you should not bring plastic bags into Kenya. The ban applies to carrier bags with handles & with or without gussets and flat bags without handles & without gussets.

There may be checks at international airports and within Kenya and the fines and penalties for being caught with a plastic bag are quite severe.

Considering the recent ban on plastic bags we think it's an apt time to mention what steps we are taking to reduce our plastic waste too. We now have reverse osmosis plants in all of our guest rooms and bar areas of all our Masai Mara camps. Providing our guests with as much clean drinking water as they like. We have eliminated plastic water bottles from all the tents and in the dining and bar areas and instead use beautiful hand blown glass jugs, made specially for governors by kitengela glass just outside Nairobi. We have branded metal water bottles about to arrive at Il Moran Camp which will be given to each guest on arrival to use throughout their stay, with re-fill stations located around the camp, this will eliminate plastic bottle in game drive vehicles. We hope to roll this out across all our camps in the coming months.

At Loldia House we have eliminated plastic water bottles from the main house areas and the rooms all mineral water is provided in hand made clay jugs, dispensed from 20 litre re-usable bottle. 

We have also eliminated all the small plastic bathroom toiletires and instead provide a range of lovely handmade organic products in metal dispensers, made by cinnabar green near mt kenya. Our customized labels are in keeping with our style and these products are going down a treat with our guests, so much so that we now stock them in the gift shops so guests can take them home with them! 
 
 reusable bottles

If you have any questions about the plastic bags ban then please don't hesitate to contact us info@governorscamp.com or your preferred Tour Operator for more information.

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