Tassia Lodge
Relax in the mess area Roof top dining/chill out area
Relax in the mess area
Roof top dining/chill out area

Tassia Lodge

Tassia lodge captures all elements of the Kenyan bush and is an ideal escape for those searching for a taste of unspoiled Africa. Set in a stunning wilderness area, situated on the 60,000 acre Lekurruki Community Ranch; it gives a spectacular and breathtaking view of the Northern Frontier District towards Samburu and its neighbours, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Borana Ranch.

Perched dramatically on the edge of a rocky bluff, which protrudes from the Mokogodo escarpment and overlooks a valley filled with Acacia and Newtonia trees. Staying at Tassia means removing yourself from the world as you know it (no tv, no internet, no cell reception) – whether walking through the bush or scrambling up to the caves where the Maasai used to live, you will not meet another car or tourist.



Need to Know

Tassia lodge and the 60,000 acre Lekurruki conservancy, on which it is situated is owned by a community of mukogodo Masai. Tassia and Lekurruki are part of a network of community owned eco lodges and conservancies under the Northern Rangeland Trust – http://www.nrt-kenya.org/lekurruki

Tassia is the only lodge on this conservancy allowing its guests complete privacy in a wilderness area largely untouched by tourism. The lodge was constructed in 2000, opening its doors to guests in June 2001.

Tassia has been a premier tourist destination in northern Kenya, incorporating the true spirit of the unspoiled African bush. The lodge employs 90% of its staff from the Lekurruki Group Ranch, and provides valuable revenue for the conservancy, split between the annual operating costs (40%) and community projects such as water pumps, school bursaries and infrastructure (60%).


A big focus at Tassia is walking safaris.

Walking is the true and purest way to explore and experience the bush.

With no pollutants of sound and smell, or the relative safety of a vehicle. The reality of how small we are in such a vast landscape hits home.

One might at first experience a sensory overload. A cocktail of scents, sights and sounds none of which you can differentiate. With each walk, you learn a few of the ingredients, which make up this cocktail of the life you are experiencing.

The diversity of the walks can satisfy all. From gentle botanical walks, learning the traditional uses and medicinal properties of plants. Short Cave walks to see where members of the community used to live. More vigorous bush walks, tracking wildlife and learning bush craft. Forrest walks, to soothe the soul and enjoy the calming effects of a Forrest.

For those that really need to stretch the legs and explore further, there are numerous hills, mountains and ridges healthy enough to exhaust the intrepid.

We also offer game drives which are often combined with a walk. Horse riding safaris can also be arranged.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities


Tassia is fantastic place to be directly in touch with the Mokogodo Maasai tribe and to get out of the vehicle and walk, hike, ride, swim, throw spears, visit the Maasai village, have a picnic breakfast or dinner in the bush.
As well as unwind and relax. It is place to switch off read, swim and enjoy being immersed the the bush. 

At Tassia the game is truly wild and can often be well dispersed, which makes tracking with your guide on foot more exciting. The amount of game is dependent on the water in the area. There are elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Greater and Lesser kudu, Gerenuk, Waterbuck, Grevy zebra, We also have sightings of leopard, wild dog, spotted and stripped hyena. 

Walks & Game drives 

  • Gentle botanical walks led by our Maasai guide
  • Bush Walks tracking wildlife lasting 1 - 2 hours
  • Hikes tailored individually to guests needs, this can include climbing Mt Lolos which can take around 6 hours and not for the faint hearted! 
  • Walk to the caves and rock shelters where the Mokogodo Maasai lived for 40,000 years. 
  • Explore the Mokogodo forest, especially enjoyable for those keen on birds

Bird of Prey & garden sanctuary: 

Visit the Tassia sanctuary for injured birds. Martin is a passionate falconer, in rescuing injured birds, he trains them and rehabilitates them back into the wild.

Game drives:

Best undertaken early morning or evening, and can be combined with a gentle walk and/or bush breakfast, picnic lunch or sun downer drinks in the evening.  We also offer night drives after sundowners drinks, this is a good opportunity to see leopard, hyena as well as porcupine. 

Maasai Olympics: 

Spear throwing & archery has become a very popular activity amongst guests in friendly competition with the Maasai. Learn how to throw a spear and shoot a traditional bow and arrow. 

Maasai Village Visit: 

This is a working Maasai village, where members of the community live a traditional Maasai lifestyle. It offers an authentic insight into their culture and way of life. Accompanied by your guide you will meet many of the amazing ‘bead ladies’ from Maasai bead project. You can watch and learn how they bead and meet their children.Your guide will explain how & where they live. 

Horse riding at Borana Ranch: 

An early morning drive through the Mokogodo forest onto the high plains of Borana ranch, is an exciting start to an exhilarating experience of riding close to wildlife. This is for experienced riders only and must be booked advance. 

Horse riding at Tassia: 

Alternatively we can bring the horses from Borana to Tassia and our guests ride out from the lodge. 

Bush Beauty: 

We offer massages, facials, manicures and pedicures in you room using locally harvested essential oils. 


  • 6 spacious rooms, which can be adapted for families 
  • Each room is beautiful and unique in design, all are ensuite with loo and shower
  • The side of the room facing the view is completely open, giving an unobstructed view of the wilderness and wildlife below
  • In the rooms there is solar power lights and sockets for charging devices. No hair dyer please, as they are too much for the solar! 
  • Organic Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, soap, is provided in the rooms. As well as washing powder for underwear. Cotton wool, Q tips are also provided 
  • Laundry service is included in your stay. All washing is done by hand by our room ladies, except underwear 
  • There is no wifi or signal in rooms meaning guests can switch off from the outside world and relax. If you need to send an urgent email or make a phone call we can arrange this for you. 
  • There is drinking water provided in the rooms.
  • Other features of the lodge include a horizon swimming pool
  • Dining room & other dining options: we have a large dining room table, as well private dining in your room on the star deck, on the roof or in the bush


Tassia is a great place for children to discover nature, have a break from technology and learn some survival skills! We have therefore added a family cottage to the lodge. We still have availability over half terms and school holidays, why not take a break from life! 

Tassia sits perched on the cliff top positioning itself perfectly to maximize the spectacular view. We have six spacious rooms which are moulded into the natural surroundings. Each room has it’s own individual design working around the rocks and trees already present at the time of building.

All rooms are en suite with their own shower and loo with extraordinary views out to the surrounding bush. It isn’t every day you can watch elephants while enjoying a refreshing shower! The rooms can also be adapted for families, couples and single travelers.
The side of the room facing the view is completely open, giving an unobstructed view of the wilderness and wildlife below. Lying in bed with that view laid out in front of you, to watch the sunrise rise or the millions of stars that fill the sky at night is very special.

Other features of the lodge include a horizon swimming pool with a sunbathing deck, dining room, bar, chill out and deck area and roof top platform. Meals are served communally dotted around the lodge. One evening you might find yourself dining under the stars sitting on comfortable cushions on the roof, the next on a wooden deck by the swimming pool with rock hyrax playing on the boulders below. Romantic private dinners can also be arranged.


Eco Lodge of the Year

Silver Eco Rating

Best Wilderness Hotel - Conde Nast


Open all year apart from May and November when we shut for the rains.

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

$590 per adult sharing and $60 per person per day conservation fees, this rate is all inclusive.

Children PolicyChild Policy

We accept children of all ages, children under 5 stay for free. 

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Tassia Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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