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Il N'gwesi Lodge - High End

Il N'gwesi Lodge is an eco lodge situated adjacent to Ngare Ndare Riveron the edge of Mukogodo Hills, right on the Laikipia Plateau.It is set on a 16,500 acres and is run by local people and provides high standards of accommodation.

Lekurukki and Il Ngwesiare group ranches owned by the local Masai community.Thee two ranches play a major role as the migratory corridor between the Laikipia Plateauand Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves. To the western border Mokogodo Forest Reserveis haven for birds and butterflies as well as other wild animals.


Access to Il Ngwesi is by daily schedule flight from Wilson Airport (Nairobi) to Lewa Downs followed by road transfer, by private charter flight direct to the Il N’gwesi airfield, or by road via Ngare Ndare.

accommodation FACILITIES

The lodge is constructed with materials from the local area and comprises six individual `bandas’ (cottages), which all have adjoining open air showers. They are thatched, open plan and on high supports to fully ensure both fantastic views and privacy. Two of the bandas have a platform where you can roll out the double bed and spend the night under the stars.

There is also a large sitting area where you can enjoy breakfast in the trees and dinner under the stars. Cool off in the infinity swimming pool which also makes an ideal lunch venue. A covered viewing hide overlooking a waterhole allows guests to experience the wildlife up close. Water comes from a spring and then is gravity fed to the lodge. Hot water and electricity are powered by solar systems.


There is a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay at Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge. Guests can choose to view wildlife from the comfort of a vehicle or choose to do so on foot with local guides.

Many guests choose to visit the Il Ngwesi Rhino Sanctuary where the first black rhino was translocated to Il Ngwesi over thirty years ago. Other activities include hiking among the nearby hills or along the Ngare Ndare river, taking meals set-up ‘picnic’ style in the bush, bird watching or visiting the Maasi Cultural Manyatta where guests can learn more about the local community and their lifestyle.


Il Ngwesi's expert cooks entreat your taste buds with your choice of fine cuisine. We believe that the best way to make your lodge stay divine is to captivate all of your senses. With this goal in mind, the expert chef prepares sensational gourmet meals. Il N'gwesi Lodge caters to any special diet and can also avail our traditional cuisine for those interested in sampling our cultural foods.


:: Masai Cultural Village Experience
:: Wildlife Safari
:: Il Ngwesi Reserve unique Rhino Sanctuary
:: Bird Watching Safari
:: Masai Guided Walks
:: Mukogodo escarpment


Note: Click on the links for more details.

:: Borana Lodge - High End
:: Il N'gwesi Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Safari Camp - High End
:: Loisaba Lodge - High End
:: Mukutan Retreat - High End
:: Mutamaiyu House - High End
:: Ol Malo Lodge - High End
:: Sabuk Lodge - High End