Zero Waste, Recycling & Solar Energy

Kenya

The Masai Mara

We have implemented a zero waste policy and recycling projects at all our properties and Little Governors’ Camp runs entirely on solar power.

In addition to our recycling projects we are also taking steps to reduce our plastic waste. We have reverse osmosis water filtration plants in all of our guest rooms and the bar areas of all our Masai Mara camps and in the main areas at Mfangano Island Camp, Loldia House and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – providing our guests with as much clean drinking water as they like. We have eliminated plastic water bottles from all our camps and lodges and we provide drinking water in beautiful hand-blown glass jugs, made specially for Governors’ by Kitengela Glass, instead. We have also eliminated all plastic drinking straws from all our properties.

We have branded metal water bottles which are given to each guest on arrival to use throughout their stay, with re-fill stations located around the camps.

We have also eliminated all the small plastic bathroom toiletries and instead provide a range of lovely handmade organic products in metal dispensers, made by Cinnabar Green, a natural cosmetics company based in Kenya. Our customised 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!

Solar Power

Little Governors’ Camp: In a bid to further reduce our environmental impact we have installed a big solar system at Little Governors’ Camp. A large bank of solar panels can be found on the staff camp roofs, which provides electricity to the whole camp: both front of house and back of house operations, including the staff areas, kitchen, laundry and guest areas.

Hot Water:  All the water is heated by solar water heaters and each tent has its own system installed at the back of the tent supplying hot water in the bathrooms.

Carbon savings: There is a large carbon counter installed at the reception of Little Governors’, which show all the carbon saved from running the solar systems and we keep a close eye on this in order to document our total camp carbon savings!