With a planned opening for early April 2020, Governors’ Mugie House will be the perfect addition to the Governors’ Camp Collection, expanding an already diverse array of wildlife locations and activities.
Set on a private conservancy, Governors’ Mugie House offers a myriad of activities by which to explore and enjoy its vast open landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Perched on a hill are nine individual stone cottages, each with sweeping views of the Laikipia landscape. A large main house with open log fires will host guests for relaxing cocktails and scrumptious meals, prepared from a creative menu with ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden. An infinity pool offers lovely shaded areas and a casual alfresco dining area, while a waterhole set in front of Mugie House attracts a variety of wildlife with a hide to offer some close encounters.
The location is Mugie Conservancy, a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia of almost 50’000 acres hosting an array of impactful community and conservation programs.
Securing land for wildlife is a key conservation imperative in Africa today and Mugie Conservancy provides a key wildlife access route between the Laikipia plateau, the Mathews Range and the Samburu lands to the north and east. Vast acacia-dotted savannahs, olive forests and scrubby bush are a haven to a multitude of wildlife in plentiful numbers, including key endemic northern Kenyan species such as Grevy’s Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeet and Reticulated Giraffe.
Mugie Conservancy is at the forefront of conservation, operating as a low-impact cattle ranch alongside preserving the delicate and productive eco-systems that host abundant wildlife. Mugie supports cheetah and wild dog research with the Cheetah and Wild Dog Project, and lion research through collaring and monitoring with Lion Landscapes. Cutting edge community grazing programs and community empowerment projects through micro-economic assistance have encouraged engagement and investment from the local community in the conservation goals of Mugie.
Mugie Conservancy – a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia of almost 50’000 acres hosting an array of impactful community and conservation programs.
Separate bar and dining room, spa, gift shop, infinity pool and waterhole ‘hide’.
Breakfast is a continental and full English buffet. Picnics / packed meals can be provided for those who would like to head out on full or half day game drives. Bush meals are available to book at an extra cost. We cater for special diets on request.
Traditional shared game drives with a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced guide are available daily, in our specially-designed vehicles.
Twin and double cottages (5 cottages): Ensuite stone cottages are furnished with fireplaces and luxurious baths. Each enjoys an expansive view over the landscape or over the colourful Mugie House garden.
Suites (2 suites): Enjoy a private plunge pool on your verandah, with infinite views across the Laikipia plains.
Family cottage (1 cottage): An ensuite double and twin room are interconnected by a spacious lounge area with a wide verandah and private plunge pool.
Mugie House sleeps a total of 18 guests. All cottages are out around a hill in the heart of the conservancy, giving sweeping views over the Laikipia plains and to Mt Kenya. Each spacious cottage offers luxurious baths and open log fires.
Please note that we provide a lovely range of ‘Cinnabar Green’ toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap and body lotion) in the rooms. These products are refilled into reusable metal canisters so as to reduce on plastic waste. They are also handmade in Kenya with natural ingredients and are therefore in keeping with the sensitive environment in which we operate. We urge you to please use our products rather than your own. These toiletries are supplied for the duration of your stay with us, and if you would like to buy some to take onwards with you, we sell the full range in the gift shop.
Completely solar 24-hour power with 220 Volt UK plugs for charging cameras and phones. WiFi is available in the cottages and main areas.
Governors' Mugie House
Governors’ Aviation will offer daily scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Mugie Airstrip, via Loldia House, and Mugie Airstrip to Masai Mara. Clients met on arrival and transferred by game vehicle to the lodge (approx. 20min).
Other flights options
Please note the luggage restriction of maximum 15 kg luggage per person in small air craft including hand luggage.
Road transfer: Duration approx. 3 hours from Nanyuki (depending upon road conditions).
We will have a spa room offering a wide range of treatments such as massages, facials, body scrubs, body masks, pedicures and manicures.
After a long flight, game drive or bush walk why not immerse yourself into the tranquil world the Laikipia surroundings while our fully-trained spa therapists pamper you using the finest face and body products by Terre D’Afrique, ensuring that you emerge feeling relaxed and recharged.
We welcome children of all ages to Mugie House. Special children’s meals and early mealtimes available. The Family cottage sleeps up to four persons and cot beds, high chairs and baby sitting service are available on request.
Room service available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the rooms with the morning wake up call.
Arranged daily at no extra cost. Please note that clothes are hand-washed and sun-dried so best to avoid requesting laundry to be done the evening before your departure.
We would strongly encourage you to please pack your own water bottle which can be refilled as often as you like – we have Reverse Osmosis filtered water dispensers available in the main area, which is perfectly safe to drink. This would help us immensely by reducing the amount of plastic waste in these precious wildlife environments.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills older than the year 2000.
Open throughout the year. High seasons are 1st July – 31st October and 16th – 31st December, Mid season is 1st January – 31st March and 1st November – 15th December, Green season is April – June.
Local airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, non-premium drinks, daily game drives, golf, kayaking, and laundry.
Flights, premium drinks, conservancy fees ($100 per adult and $50 per child, per night), and entry fees to some activities.
Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. More information is available on our Health Planning page. Please make sure you have fully comprehensive medical and travel insurance arranged before visiting Mugie House.
Mugie Airstrip is the airstrip serving Mugie House. You can book your flights with www.governorsaviation.com
Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person, including hand luggage, on all regional flights with Governors’ Aviation and Safarilink.
Governors' Mugie House, Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
(+254) 20 2734000/5