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. At Loldia House and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge we provide our guests with as much clean drinking water as they like (also sourced from RO systems).
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!
Guests of Governors’ will receive a complimentary branded metal water bottle on arrival, to use throughout their stay; they may refill as often as they like from the RO dispensers 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!
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.
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.
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!