Waste Reduction & Solar Energy

Kenya

The Masai Mara

Reduction of waste: Waste is a major problem across the world, especially plastic. In order to mitigate the impact of waste on the local ecosystems in which we operate we have introduced the following measures:

Reverse osmosis water filtration systems have replaced the need for plastic bottles of water. Branded metal drinking water bottles are given to each guest on arrival into camp to use throughout their stay. We encourage you to pack your own reusable water bottle if you do not require one of ours.

We have replaced all plastic straws with paper or metal alternatives.

We have eliminated all one-time use plastic bathroom amenities and instead provide a range of lovely handmade products in metal dispensers, made by Cinnabar Green, a natural cosmetics company based in Kenya.

All our waste is sorted between organic and inorganic items. Items that can be recycled are separated and collected by waste recycling companies.

Mugie Conservancy have constructed a special waste management centre where all the waste collected along the C 77 highway and other waste generated inside the Conservancy is collected and sorted. The sorted waste is then collected by certified recycling companies. We have helped fund the most recent addition to the centre; a bottle crusher.  This machine will be instrumental at reducing the amount of glass waste that is produced and currently returned to Nairobi. The crushed glass sand will be used in place of river sand for building projects. River sand harvesting can often have negative impacts on the environments from which it is collected, such as erosion of river banks.

Solar Power: In a bid to further reduce our environmental impact we have installed solar power systems at Little Governors’ Camp and Governors’ Mugie House. Solar panels provide electricity to the properties, whilst water is heated by solar heaters.