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Meet the Lake Naivasha community

Governors’ has a long history of supporting our local communities with everything from monthly food drives to school funds…

By Keith Mwenesi
Assistant Manager, Loldia House

Women working at a flower farm in Lake Naivasha

When you stay at Loldia House, you’ll get the chance to meet the Lake Naivasha locals and give back while you travel. Governors’ has a long history of supporting our communities with everything from monthly food drives to funding schools and medical clinics. We know that the key to conserving wild areas of Kenya is to work with local people and make sure they benefit directly from tourism and your stay directly contributes to our work.

We set up Loldia School Fund to support our local primary school. This means we’ve been able to completely rebuild the school and offer scholarships for students. We also set up a kindergarten and now run literacy classes for adults in the evenings. This has transformed life for the local community. Some of the brightest students have even gone on to study at university across Kenya and in South Africa. Guests are welcome to donate to the fund and visit the school; we’ll make sure that the trip is organised around classes so as not to disrupt the kids’ routine.

Guests can also visit one of the nearby flower farms, where many locals work. The Lake Naivasha area is well-known for its horticulture, thanks to the fertile soil and many lakes. In fact, Kenya is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of flowers, mostly grown in Naivasha. During the visit, you’ll meet the gardeners and take a guided walk through a green house, learning about the entire process from planting to cutting and transporting. It’s a fascinating experience.

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Alfred & Keith Mwenesi

Keith Mwenesi hails from Vihiga county in western Kenya and has been with the Governors’ Camp Collection since 2012. After working in maintenance, as a store clerk and camp accountant, he’s now the Assistant Manager at Loldia House. Keith enjoys meeting guests from all over the world and is passionate about making sure they come create once-in-a-lifetime memories while visiting Kenya.
Keith Mwensi, Assistant Manager Loldia House

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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