Zero Waste, Recycling & Solar Energy

Kenya

Masai Mara

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

In addition to our camp recycling project we are also taking steps to reduce our plastic waste. We now have reverse osmosis water filtration plants in all of our guest rooms and 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 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 which are given to each guest on arrival to use throughout their stay, with re-fill stations located around the camps.

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 plastic drinking straws from all our properties.

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!

Solar Power

Little Governors Camp: In a bid to further reduce our environmental impact we have just installed a big solar system at Little Governors Camp which we just switched on and Little Governors Camp is now running on 100% Solar energy.

A large bank of solar panels has been installed 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:  In addition all the water is now heated by solar water heaters and each tent has its own solar water heater installed at the back of the tent supplying hot water to each tent.

There is a large carbon counter installed at reception which will show all the carbon saved from running the solar systems and we will be keeping a close eye on this and documenting our total camp carbon savings!