About Us

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.

The group ranch owns and manages an award winning Eco-Lodge built from local materials depicting Maasai landscape. Our guests relax in this serene environment and spacious  comfort while enjoying unmatched Maasai Hospitality.

We welcome you dear guests to  discover the unique wildlife and cultural experience Il Ngwesi has to offer.

A part from the Eco-Lodge and Rhino Sanctuary, the group ranch also runs other projects like; women enterprises , health, Education, Water, Infrastructure .

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.


Pictured: One of the bandas 

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.


Has a queen sized star bed and a deck overlooking the water hole.

room one

Pictured: Emuny(Rhino)-Room 1

Room2(Oltome-Elephant) and Room 3(Orgatuny-Lion):

Are joined by swinging bridge and are ideal for families. With a waterhole view, each room has a queen sized bed and a single bed.

room two and three

Pictured: Room two and three


Is secluded room with a queen sized bed and a single bed  overlooking down the Maroroi Valley.

room four

Pictured: Room four

Room5(Ormara-Giraffe) and Room6(Olaro-Buffallo):

Are both closer to the infinity pool and overlooking the Maroroi Valley. Room 5 has a star bed, single bed and outdoor decking while Room6 has a queen sized bed and a single bed.

Luxury and Comfort

The bandas offer unforgettable view of the vast surrounding landscape and incomparable  comfort, while relaxing at the horizon pool, guests watch wildlife come to drink at a popular water spring.

Our guests get a real taste of the African wilderness while enjoying luxury and our superb service.

Preserving the Environment

The solar-powered eco-lodge has been built by the local community using local materials, and directly benefits the Laipikiak Maasai who live in harmony with this precious land.