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Laipha house, 3rd floor Nanyuki Town, Room 23, Nanyuki, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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salt lake city ut. u.s.a.
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We spent two nights at Il Ngwesi... had a monkey in my room scavenging in my toilet bag, set him straight right away! Shower in the open air, put a spear across your door to signify no entry, danced with our hosts, swam in the pool, ate with the guides, took in the landscape and all it has to offer.... More

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Mtito Andei, Eastern, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I stayed with a friend in Il Ngwesi and I just have no words to describe the place and the people. It was awesome. Great rooms with views, great staff that have the ability to make you feel very special. We choose for an early morning bush walk and they surprised us with a breakfast in the bush at an... More

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Nairobi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Il Ngwesi is a magical place: remote, breath-taking and spectacular. Best of all you get to spend time with the Maasai people and know that you are giving something back, as all the profits are invested back into the community. The rooms themselves are like nowhere else and you really feel part of this incredible landscape. Just go!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

A few hours drive north of Nanyuki, the lodge is located in a conservancy for the Il Ngwesi people, a Maasai tribe who run the lodge and it is simply a magical place once which I will never forget From the location itself, to the safari walk in the bush and the visit to the Maasai village the Il Ngwesi... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

What I should be doing instead is keeping it all to myself! This place really is one of those hidden gems that can be hard to find, but reward you with a truly awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experience. I went with a big group of friends and we stayed just for a couple of nights. I could have stayed forever. Il Ngwezi... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I have just spent a second weekend in this beautiful lodge that is nestled into the environment as though it might have grown there naturally. Run and owned by the maasai community, the lodge offers everything you could possible want in a holiday; wonderful food, amazing service, stunning scenery... I could run out of adjectives! The Maasai staff have an... More

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Cleveland, OH
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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Il Ngwesi is THE place for an immersive Maasai hosted stay in Kenya. Located in a beautiful remote area, this eco-friendly lodge perfectly blends nature and culture leaving the guest with a unique experience. Hosted by Il Ngwesi Maasai community members, guests leave with an understanding and appreciation for the tribe's rich history and in awe of the outstanding customer... More

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

It doesn't get better. The only Maasai owned and run spot in Kenya, you are on a hill with an open banda overlooking the expansive game park that is all yours. No other tourists. The staff is amazing. On a quick walk, we ran into giraffes, elephants, Zebra, Worthogs, a gazillion gazelles... We also had a great evening with the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

ll Ngwesi lodge- This has to be one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed in my life, the surroundings, the room, the food, the staff were all first class. I am so very pleased that we had the opportunity to experience the lodge. I was left totally speechless when we arrived. I feel this is a beneficial... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

When you dream of Kenya, you dream of somewhere like Il Ngwesi. It's a place that truly surpassed our expectations in every way - the people (staff), the surrounding landscape, the animals, the rooms, the food, the entertainment (dancing!)... the list goes on. After travelling all around Kenya, Il Ngwesi was our last port of call and we truly ended... More

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Address: Laipha house, 3rd floor Nanyuki Town, Room 23, Nanyuki, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Nanyuki
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Il Ngwesi Hotel Nanyuki
Il Ngwesi Lodge Kenya/Nanyuki

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