Governors’ Camp Collection completed upgrades to two of its Kenyan properties – Loldia House in Naivasha and Governors’ IL Moran Camp in the Masai Mara – near the end of 2018.

Following two months of hard work throughout October and November last year, Loldia House was ready for the New Year. Upgrades include a new dining room with high ceilings and deep green panelled walls. In what used to be the dining room, Governors’ Camp has fitted a bar area with mahogany and blue studded bar stools.

Bathrooms at Loldia House have also been modernised and now feature an all-white terrazzo finish.

The original manager’s house at Loldia has been converted into two large en-suite (with separate bath and shower) rooms with a verandah that has views to the lake. All rooms and bathrooms have been upgraded and refurbished.

Loldia House now also sports a new swimming pool on a rocky outcrop between two ancient fig trees with views of Mount Longonot and surrounding vistas.

Complementing the new look of Loldia House are safari and cultural activities that encompass a variety of eco-systems in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha, made possible by Loldia House's location.

Guests can engage in lion tracking activities on Soysambu Conservancy, enjoy a walk through Eburu Forest and learn about Mountain Bongo conservation with Rhino Ark, view flamingos in Lake Nakuru or Lake Elmenteita, visit the Raptor Rehabilitation Centre and learn about falconry, and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha spotting birds and wildlife, to name a few.

Extensive upgrade work over October and November has reinvented the luxury tented camp, Governors’ IL Moran Camp in the Masai Mara, which features a new raised large mess tent overlooking the Mara River with a bird’s-eye view of the game below.

 The new space features romantic lighting, over-sized couches and an open fire pit on the deck. Deep reds and royal blues combine with a brightly beaded centrepiece chandelier, Indian brass lanterns and a range of cow hides in contrasting patterns and colours, which make this camp unique, coupled with the brightly beaded centrepiece chandelier.

All guest tents were refurbished in phase one of the upgrade earlier in the year, with new soft furnishings of earthy tones and Swahili-style fabrics and all new linens. All floors were resurfaced with a terrazzo finish, and a welcoming lounge seat built on each veranda, inviting guests to sit outside and enjoy the Mara bush surroundings.