ABOUT IL NGWESI
Il Ngwesi Group Ranch is a Maasai owned land situated in the breathtaking Savannah in the Northern part of Mount Kenya. We are an international role model in community based land management and wildlife conservation. Il Ngwesi group ranch is the one of the few community projects in Kenya supporting a Rhino Sanctuary .We endeavour to living in harmony with our delicate eco-system, preserving our culture and sharing our heritage with guests.
il ngwesi eco-lodge
Our community-run lodge looks out over the vast landscape of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District – over unspoiled land where only sun & moonlight reign and only the chorus of African bush is heard both day and night.
Il Ngwesi Lodge offers six beautiful en-suite banda rooms sleeping a maximum of 17 with an extra staff bedroom if required. The rooms are open sided to provide panoramic view.
- Sft drinks,bottled water
- Bush dinner
- Wildlife safari
- Rhino sanctuary
- Cultural manyatta
- Nature walks & hikes
- Camel ride
- Mukogodo forest camping
- Traditional goat dinner
Community Development Projects
Il Ngwesi Group Ranch consists over 700 households with a population of 8000 people.
To sustain the community, the ranch has a number of projects like;
- Water & Sanitation
- Women Empowerment
Wildlife & Birds Haven
In the past, the Maasai had been known to kill Lions and other wildlife but the Maasai of Il Ngwesi has embraced the wildlife hence living in harmony with them in the area. Protecting the endangered Rhino in their Sanctuary is a show of this harmonious co-existence.
The diversity of large mammals in Il Ngwesi is higher than in any other part of Kenya. Laikipia is home to the second largest population of elephant in Kenya (6,000+), hosts the highest populations of endangered species such as white Rhino (half of Kenya’s total population), Grevy’s zebra (70% of the world’s population), reticulated giraffe, as well as Africa’s only expanding population of wild dog.
Other animals found here are Eland,Greater and Lesser Kudus, Impalas, Deffassa Waterbuck etc.