• A view of Maroroi hills from room 5
  • Connected rooms with a bridge
  • Elephants at the water hole viewed from room 1
  • Il Ngwesi Women making beads
  • Il Ngwesi staff
  • Variety of Birds
  • Display of Maasai beads
A view of Maroroi hills from room 51 Connected rooms with a bridge2 Elephants at the water hole viewed from room 13 Il Ngwesi Women making beads4 Il Ngwesi staff5 Variety of Birds6 Display of Maasai beads7
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ABOUT IL NGWESI

general manager-largeIl 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.

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il ngwesi eco-lodge

eco-lodgeOur 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.

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Our accomodation packages include visits and accompaniments such as:make reservation 

  • Sft drinks,bottled water
  • Sun-downer
  • Bush dinner
  • Wildlife safari
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Cultural manyatta
  • Nature walks & hikes

Extras:

*Airfield transfer

*Vehicle Transfer

  • Camel ride
  • Mukogodo forest camping
  • Traditional goat dinner
  • Spirits/wine/cocktails/beer

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Community Development Projects

beadworkIl 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;

  • Health
  • Education
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women Empowerment

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Wildlife & Birds Haven

wildlife-birdsIn 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.

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