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Watamu, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touching down on the private airstrip you wonder where the lodge is ... it did not take long .. looking up , the resplendent staff were coming down the hillside to greet us .. a stunning sight the traditional red shukas against the backdrop of the hillside in which the lodge is nestled.. the warm handshakes the biggest smiles ......

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Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here really make you feel at home, Il Ngwesi is a special place for us. We have been to Il Ngwesi 4 times now and each time it is a new experience.We were taken care of by the Manager James, He listened to our requests and made sure we got everything done on the Itinerary that we needed.They...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Hidden in the middle of nowhere - virtually impossible to see the lodge from anywhere. A conservancy where you won't see another vehicle. Really interesting game viewing - you have to work a bit harder for your "spots" than in some places but there is plenty - for example on one 2 hour night drive; Wild Dog, Spotted Hyena, Striped...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Of all the safari lodges we have stayed in Kenya and Africa, this was the best experience we have ever had. Waking up to the view of the valley below and rolling hills way yonder was breathtaking. Wild animals wondered about in the valley as we watched in the comfort of our rooms or by the pool. The guide made...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Interesting and fascinating at the same time. It took me out of my comfort zone and it was terrific. Bungalows built into the mountain side open air to the Savanna. Views of watering holes for the animals. A lovely lodge for gathering. A warm and wonderful pool. Staff that was attentive and kind. The guides shared their village and culture...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This lodge offers the most incredible experience with open-air rooms over looking the hillside and watering hole. You stay in luxury but in a very eco friendly environment. The lodge is run by the Maasai community who value your support and stay in their beautiful facility. The food and service are great. The bush breakfast along the river, the visit...

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Thank Bzingger
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I just returned from Kenya. My fourth trip. Each time we go to Il Ngwesi for a couple of days. A truely wonderful experience each time. The lodge is run by local Massai and you feel that this is the real Africa! The rooms are clean,open to the air with great views of the watering hole. The meals are good...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This untouched paradise is a place where you would want some quiet time to bond with nature. If you are an eco tourist then this is the place to be. The architecture is superb.Get a mini boardwalk to your room or soak in the cool waters of the pool as you watch elephants drink water at theater hole. Have an...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This Lodge, run by the local Maasai is, for me, heaven on earth. It's so well hidden that you really can't see it from the base of its little hill. The chalets are built from natural local dead wood and red mud and each has its own shower In some, you can have your four poster bed complete with mosquito...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Well what can I say about this place? After travelling on bumpy dirt roads for many hours we arrived to be greeted by the entire contingent of staff and introduced to each and every one of them. All staff are from local Maasai villages and are the warmest and welcoming of people. I had become ill from some unknown source...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Maasai community run lodge, on the Il Ngwesi Group Ranch, made of local materials located on a rocky outcrop beside the Mukogodo escarpment, north west of Mount Kenya. The award winning lodge is often considered a role model for community based tourism. A great opportunity to be hosted by these forward thinking Maasai and be immersed into the Maasai culture and enjoy walks and visits to their manyattas (villages) as well as wildlife game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Ngwesi Lodge

Address: Laipha house, 3rd floor Nanyuki Town, Room 23, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County > Nanyuki Municipality > Nanyuki Town
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Il Ngwesi Hotel Nanyuki
Il Ngwesi Lodge Kenya/Nanyuki Town
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“Number 1 and 2”
 of 5 bubbles 55ta, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“they are all amazing.”
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“Banda's 1 & 2 have sky beds & great views of the watering hole. Banda 4 is also great for families, spacious with great views of the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles 238bettym, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The views are all good”
 of 5 bubbles Bzingger, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The two best are cabins #1 and #2 for overlooking the watering hole but they all have open vistas.”
 of 5 bubbles U200WNsharond, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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