Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge
African Wildlife Safari Vehicle
African Wildlife
Safari Vehicle

Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge

Il Ngwesi lodge is an upmarket eco-lodge and the only community conservancy supported by the Northern Rangelands Trust that is genuinely owned and run by the local Maasai community. It is an example of ethical tourism, where revenue from the lodge goes to support community development including education, livelihoods and health.  It works hand in hand with partners such as Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Northern Rangelands Trust to both conserve northern Kenya's iconic wildlife whilst also supporting development in the local communities.  Visitors return again and again and many become regular supporters and friends.




Spectacular Views

Opportunity to see endangered wildlife such as Grevy Zebra, African Wild Dog, White Rhino, and some of the most iconic predators

A full cultural experience hosted by a local Maasai team and opportunity to visit a cultural village, learn about traditions, see Masai dancing and taste local roasted meat

Two bandas with extended verandahs allowing guests to sleep under the stars

Need to Know

Liaise with for bookings, transfers and directions

Transfers available from Lewa or Nanyuki

Private aircraft transfers from Tassia

Small children welcome but need supervision due to open style infrastructure

Conservation fees go straight to community development


Game drives in Il Ngwesi Conservancy

Bush walks, breakfasts and dinners

Sundowners available at different spots in the Conservancy

For stays longer than 2 nights, game drives avaiable in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Eland, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Waterbuck, Gerenuk

Cheetah, Leopard, Lion, Hyena, African Wild Dog, jackal

White rhino, elephant

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game viewing, bush walks, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, game drives, swimming, rhino walks, beauty treatments, beading workshops


6 bandas with flush toilets and hot showers, all open to the bush - two with opportunity to sleep under the stars

Swimming pool

Water hole and hide

Main house with extended verandah for private dining

Flexibility to set meals around clients' schedules


Lodge built entirely out of local materials

6 'open to the bush' bandas each accommodating a maximum of 4 people offer incredible views of the surrounding landscape, open hot showers and 'loo with a view'.  2 with extended verandahs and starbeds.

A swimming pool in the centre of the site

A water hole and hide for superb wildlife viewing

A main house for sundowners and with views of the water hole and north as far as the eye can see


Makes a significant contribution to endangered species conservation

Global Equator Initiative Winner (2004)

First Choice Responsible Tourism Winner (2006)

Best Community Safari Property in Africa (2011)

20th Anniversary in Celebration (2016)

Average StayAverage Stay

2-3 nights


Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

USD300 per adult per night (non-residents)

USD150 per child per night (non-residents)

USD700 per family per night (2 adults and 2 children sharing) (non-residents)

USD 45 per person conservation fee

Special 3 night deals, resident rates, and tour operator rates also available on request


Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are welcome but need to be supervised and are the responsibility of the guests

Young toddlers need supervision

Contact and Social Media

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

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