Situated at the edge of a hill, Il Ngwesi has spectacular views of the wilderness and the surrounding hills. This place with its magical sunrises, where birds sing a continuous song of the wild, creates a remote and peaceful feel. The local Maasai were initially involved in the construction and now own, run and host the lodge. It is a perfect get away for the adventurous guest who would like to bond with nature in a remote, wild and secluded setting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Built entirely from local material and with traditional ‘makuti’ thatched roofs, Il Ngwesi has open walled cottages with adjoining open-air showers, a large sitting area and a swimming pool that creates an ideal lunch venue with great views into the valley and of the surrounding mountains. Two of the rooms have an extended terrace and guests can have their beds pulled out and sleep directly under the stars. The sitting area and some of the rooms have views of the water hole where elephants, buffalos, impalas, zebras and waterbucks come for a drink or a dip. Upon request your hosts can make dinner arrangements in a nearby Maasai village or organize for children to spend a day with Maasai children herding cows.
Loved the place the staff were fantastic we had the whole place to our selfs. Only thing didn't see any cats but still had a great time
Jul 05, 2016
I can't say enough about this property or its staff. It is absolutely gorgeous and provided a nice balance between roughing it and luxury.
Feb 25, 2016
Truly awesome. (Would be good to know before you get there that there is no wifi- it's no problem just like to know ) Beautiful accommodation. Wonderful staff. Need to upgrade the road in and the comfort of the vehicle supplied - it was seriously painful. Also they really need Truly awesome.
(Would be good to know before you get there that there is no wifi- it's no problem just like to know )
Beautiful accommodation. Wonderful staff. Need to upgrade the road in and the comfort of the vehicle supplied - it was seriously painful. Also they really need to put a light over the waterhole....Read More
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
Everyone at the lodge was really lovely, friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful experience there.
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