Governors' Mugie House - Laikipia.
Mugie House opened in April 2020, Governors' Mugie House is the perfect addition to the Governors' Camp Collection, expanding an already diverse array of wildlife locations and activities.
Set out around a hill in the heart of Mugie conservancy, each stone-cottage enjoys sweeping views over the Laikipia plains or the colourful gardens. The interior design brings eye catching colours and patterns to an airy and expansive landscape, creating the perfect welcoming nature retreat.
Covering almost 50'000 acres, 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, scrubland and olive forests are a haven to a multitude of wildlife in plentiful numbers, including all the big cats, buffalo, elephants and endemic northern Kenyan species such as Grevy's Zebra, Jackson's Hartebeet and Reticulated Giraffe.
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.
Governors’ 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
Day and Night Game Drives
Traditional shared game drives with a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced guide are available daily, in our specially-designed vehicles. Explore the varying landscape of Mugie, from the dam to olive tree forests and acacia scrubland, host to a wealth of diverse wildlife, including northern endemic species Grevy Zebra, Jackson's Hartebeest, Reticulate Giraffe and Gerenuk.Included in the accommodation price
Tala the Reticulated Giraffe
Tala is most definitely one of Mugie's ‘cast of characters’! At just a few days old, Tala was brought to Mugie Conservancy by a local herder after she began following his herd of goats. She was cared for by Margaret, who quickly became her surrogate mother. Now four years old, she wanders freely within the conservancy, but often returns to her chosen ‘home’ at the Head Quarters - where the staff are quite accustomed to being overseen by this towering presence!
Big Cat Tracking
Research on predators in the area has seen a cheetah and a lion collared in order to monitor their movements and better understand where interactions occur that can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Head out with the researchers to track these Big Cats and learn more about the work being done to allow pastoralists and wildlife to live alongside each other.
Sundowners and Bush Picnics
Mugie's undulating landscape offers some excellent lookout points for a perfect sundowner or bush picnic.
Guided Bush Walks
Get up close with nature on a foot safari and experience the untamed beauty of the Laikipia region. Being out of a car will allow you to get down to the same level as the wildlife and the smaller creatures that inhabit this incredible ecosystem. Learn all about them and their importance from your guide.
A hide has been set up near the waterhole in front of Mugie House. Take some drinks and snacks and while away a few hours watching the numerous visitors passing by, from an up-close angle.
Mugie Conservancy has a 9-hole golf course, for enjoying a round. The golf course is also a perfect place for a walk or jog, or a spot of birdwatching!
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON SITE
Local airstrip transfers
Full Board Accommodation,
Daily game drives,
Separate bar and dining room, spa, gift shop, infinity pool and waterhole ‘hide’.
Completely solar 24-hour power with 220 Volt UK plugs for charging cameras and phones. WiFi is available in the cottages and main areas.
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.