Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

6 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 5 reviews
Best for 8+
All year

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge is a rustic, six-room lodge crowning a bush-covered hill on the Il Ngwesi Group Ranch, a community conservation and livestock region in northern Laikipia, north of the Lewa Conservancy. Built in 1996, the lodge is owned, managed and staffed entirely by members of the Il Ngwesi Maasai community. A stay here combines cultural immersion with wildlife-viewing by vehicle and on foot and an opportunity for some very relaxing down time.

Our view of Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Ten of us visited Il Ngwesi several years ago for a two-family stay and really enjoyed it. On our most recent visit in 2019 we were delighted to find that staying at the pioneering eco-lodge has changed little. We love Il Ngwesi's commitment to the local community and the richness and wildness of the surrounding bush. The quirky rooms have fabulous views, and the “star beds" in two of the rooms are a special treat for those booking early. Friendly local guides – with armed escorts for walks – and the overall character and charm of Il Ngwesi, easily compensate for minor quibbles about the plain and simple meals.

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge: Traveller ratings

Excellent(100%) From 5 travellers

Latest reviews of trips including Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Stunning location, luxurious
15-Aug to 5-Sep 19
Excellent Excellent
Very special place
10-Aug to 26-Aug 19
Excellent Excellent
Rhinos on foot
16-Jan to 5-Feb 19
Excellent Excellent
Il Ngwesi Review
1-Dec to 8-Dec 18
Excellent Excellent
Great stay, great project
27-Dec to 9-Jan 14
Excellent Excellent
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