Set on a private conservancy, Governors’ Mugie offers a myriad of activities by which to explore and enjoy Laikipia’s vast open landscapes and rare northern rangeland species.
Governors’ Mugie perfectly combines with our other properties, expanding an already diverse array of wildlife locations and activities. 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.
Perched on a hill are eight stone cottages, each with sweeping views of the Laikipia landscape. A large main house with open log fires hosts 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 Governors’ Mugie attracts a variety of wildlife that comes to drink. Guests can also make the most of Mugie Conservancy’s nine-hole golf course, which is perfect for enjoying a round between travel companions or alongside other golf-loving guests of ours.
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 zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, beisa oryxes and reticulated giraffes.
Children of all ages are welcome at Governors’ Mugie.
Governors’ Mugie is located in the northern end of Mugie Conservancy, a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia of almost 50’000 acres hosting an array of impactful community and conservation programs.
The 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. 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.
Breakfast is a continental and full English buffet. Picnics or 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.
The nightly rate includes all soft drinks, beers, house wines and ‘non-premium’ spirits. Champagnes, selected fine wines, premium spirits and liqueurs will be charged as extras. For Groups and Incentives, we reserve the right to charge drinks on consumption or to levy a drinks supplement.
Guests can make the most of Mugie Conservancy’s nine-hole golf course, which is perfect for enjoying a round between travel companions or alongside other golf-loving guests of ours.
Traditional (day and night) shared game drives with a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced guide are available daily, in our specially-designed vehicles.
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.
Suite (one suite): 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.
Governors’ Mugie 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.
Room service is available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the rooms with the morning wake up call.
Mugie Airstrip is the airstrip serving Governors’ Mugie. You can book your flights with www.governorsaviation.com which offers daily scheduled flights from both Nairobi and the Masai Mara, to Mugie. Clients are met on arrival at Mugie Airstrip and transferred by game vehicle to the lodge (approx. 20min).
Other flights options
Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person (in soft bags) including hand luggage, on all regional flights with Governors’ Aviation and Safarilink.
Road transfer: Duration approx. 3 hours from Nanyuki (depending upon road conditions).
Please note that there is no minimum age for children at Governors’ Mugie; special children’s meals and early mealtimes are available. The Family Cottage sleeps up to four persons.
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.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills below the year 2004.
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.
Rate includes: Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, all soft drinks, beers, house wines and ‘non-premium’ spirits, night and day game drives, golf, canoeing, sundowners, fishing, walks and laundry.
Rate excludes: Flights, champagnes, selected fine wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, conservancy fees (USD 100 Adults, USD 50 children, subject to change) 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 Governors’ Mugie.
Governors' Mugie, Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
(+254) 20 2734000