The award winning luxurious Il N'gwesi lodge is nestled on a magnificent perch with stunning views over the northern frontier. Il N'gwesi is distinctively a landmark in Kenya as the only community-owned and run lodge with a rhino sanctuary and sited a role model for community based tourism. Il N'gwesi closely associates with the Lewa wildlife conservancy as our neighbour and founder.
Il N'gwesi lodge has 6 spacious bandas. The rooms are open plan designed with timber floors flowing on stilts, en-suite open hot and cold showers, flush toilets, an impressive setting mixing both traditional and modern touch ensuring total privacy and uncontrolled views of the wild.
The mess outstandingly overlooks the waterhole with fantastic views of the eminent sacred Lolokwe Mountain and Matthew ranges in Samburu. The superb infinity pool is sited on a hill top facing Ol Maroroi Hill and drops away into the wilderness creating an exciting venue for lunch. Il Ngwesi cultural village is an ideal place for blending in with the community and experiencing the ultimate authentic Maasai culture. It combines fun and learning by giving an insight into the history, traditions, cultural practices, songs and dances of the Maasai community.
Il N'gwesi translates as “the people of wildlife” and is truly endowed with lots of wildlife. Activities are flexible and tailored to suit the choice and interests of our guests. The peaceful surrounding offers a splendid environment to unwind and enjoy a magical unique wilderness experience.
For further information and reservations please visit www.ilngwesi.com.
Tassia is the ideal escape from the world. It captures all elements of the African bush, tranquil beauty combined with excitement and adventure. The dramatic setting of the lodge, perched on the edge of the Mokogodo escarpment, gives a mesmerising view of the Northern Frontier District and the sacred Lolokwe Mountain.
Escaping to Tassia allows for total immersion into the Lekurruki conservation area and insight into the life of the local community. Tassia was built for the Mokogodo Massai, allowing a symbiotic relationship with community and conservation. Wildlife conservation is a viable alternative land use that compliments the traditional pastoralism. Tassia is closely linked to Borana Ranch and Lewa Wildlife conservancy, both catalysts for conservation in Northern Kenya.
For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.tassiasafaris.com
Namunyak (meaning 'a place of peace') is a vast tribal community wilderness area administered by the recently formed Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, in close conjunction with Piers and Hilary Bastard and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The camp is situated to the north of Ol Donyo Sabache (Ol Lolokwe), just below Warges peak, in the fabled Mathews Mountains of Northern Kenya.
Sarara tented camp has five luxury sleeping tents, each with its own flush loo and open-air bush shower. Comfortable beds, plus quality bed linen, bathrobes, towels and other essentials are provided. The camp can accommodate a total of 10 people in the five double tents.
There is a beautiful lounge / dining banda which overlooks a natural swimming pool and waterhole and has unrivalled views of the Mathews Mountains beyond.
Sasaab Lodge is one of the most stylish and luxurious game lodges in Northern Kenya. Overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro river in the heart of Samburu land, the lodge is comprised of nine individually detached rooms with huge thatched roofs and canvas sides with sensational views down the river and over the bush and beyond. Each room is uniquely styled with its own private pool and open veranda. Attention to detail is evident throughout the lodge, from the personal service and the food through to the elegant interiors and design - which is contemporary North African in style.
The lodge is in the midst of a community conservancy, rich in raw Samburu culture and traditions and has been built with wildlife conservation and preservation of the environment foremost in mind. The lodge has been established in association with the local community who benefit directly and indirectly from your stay at Sasaab. Sasaab Lodge offers invigorating walks through the wilderness, game watching, alfresco dining, a unique cultural experience and opportunities to become involved with the local community and is the ultimate place to relax and unwind.
Please visit http://www.sasaab.com/ for further information
Saruni Samburu is a design lodge located on Kalama Conservancy next to Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya's wild North. Surrounded by a 95,000 hectares private reserve and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its four villas and its swimming pool overlook waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe and Grevy zebra gather to drink. The vastness and the purity of this African landscape, combined with the untouched local culture, will make your wildlife safari a different experience.
Perched on the top of the Kalama mountains with an all-round view of northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu offers first-class safari experience in a totally un-spoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife. Owned and operated by Sarunihttp://www.sarunicamp.com/ in the Masai Mara, Saruni Samburu has been facilitated by the Northern Rangeland Trust (NRT), an umbrella organization developed by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to promote tourism and conservation in northern Kenya.
The guides are very knowledgeable professional Samburu guides. The lodge offers game drives, game walks, visits to the rock art caves where Samburu artists have painted for centuries, birdwatching, massage and beauty treatments, drawing safaris for artists and special “warriors for a week” programs for families. With a capacity for only 12 guests, saruni Samburu is possibly the smallest lodge in Samburu.
For further information and reservations please visit www.sarunisamburu.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mathew’s Mountain Range rise up out of the desert; a chain of peaks covered in dense dewy forest. In a remote valley, Kitich Camp overlooks a river glade within the lush indigenous forest. The forest is home to elephant, melanistic leopard, bushbuck, giant forest hog, rhino, buffalo, as well as ancient cycads, spectacular butterflies, Turacos and wild orchids.
With only six guest tents, one can expect complete privacy. Each en suite tent is traditionally safari-style, with an al-fresco stone bathroom. Kitich Camp’s cosy lounge with open fire and sheepskin-covered safari chairs overlooks the floodlit river glade – from here guests can enjoy watching the wildlife emerge from the forest at dusk.
For more information please visit www.kitichcamp.com.
Walk along forest paths guided by the Samburu and Ndorobo people, or swim in natural rock pools of the crystal mountain streams, Kitich Camp offers a truly unique and private forest wildlife experience.