Our group stayed at Il N'gwesi for two nights. This small 6 room exclusive camp is owned and efficiently run by the local Masai community. It is remotely located on a vast savannah north of Mount Kenya. We were met on arrival by a local group of smiling young Masai in traditional dress. They were eager to please and very accommodating. We visited a Masai village during our stay and learned about their culture and history. Each banda (room) is very comfortable, well appointed, open to the local sites, sounds and offer spectacular scenic views. One word of caution: the road in to the camp can be very difficult to travel in the rainy weather. Aside from that, I would highly recommend you make Il N'gwesi a stop on your African experience! Special thanks to James, Moses and Benjamin who helped with our passage and made our stay so memorable.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Il Ngwesi Hotel Nanyuki
- Il Ngwesi Lodge Kenya/Nanyuki Town