This month, I was privileged to enjoy a stay at the stunning, multiple award-winning Il Ngwesi Lodge. What an experience! It took about two and a half hours from Nanyuki to get to our destination. Along the way, we enjoyed incredible views and wildlife, which made the trip worthwhile.
The lodge staff happily welcomed us upon arrival. The lodge recruits all staff from the local community. The lodge team prioritizes giving all guests a memorable experience.
Simon du Fresne designed Il Ngwesi in 1996. The lodge has six rooms, each providing a different and unique experience. These rooms have something in common, though they all provide stunning views with opportunities to view diverse wildlife species and the vast Laikipia landscape.
The most popular room is room number one, popularly dubbed the Prince William room (where the royal couple stayed). It is the most private location on the lodge; this makes it a good choice for couples on vacation and honeymoons. The room is also closest to the waterhole. The waterhole draws wildlife from a wide area.
This room and room five also have large verandas that allow visitors a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars.
What to do while at Il Ngwesi
There are so many activities to choose from while at Il Ngwesi. These include.
- Game walks.
- Game drives
- Mukogodo Escarpment hike
- Village visits & Cultural events
- Swimming and much more.
What makes Il Ngwesi unique?
Sustainability – Il Ngwesi is big on sustainability. The lodge’s design and construction are out of local materials in a very creative and unique way.
The Lodge’s design aligns with the Laikipia Tourism Association’s goal to make Laikipia the most sustainable tourism destination in East Africa.
Corporate social responsibility – Il Ngwesi Lodge gives back to the community.
They do this by supporting health, education, and job creation projects for the local community.
Remember, every time you visit Il Ngwesi, your stay goes a long way in supporting the lodge and its neighboring communities.
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