Il Ngwesi is a Maasai run and owned Group Ranch in Laikipia District, Kenya. The group ranch represents a vision of land use that both meets the needs of the communities that live in the area and also provides a large and secure environment for wildlife populations to live and migrate. For more than one decade, Il Ngwesi Group Ranch has been driven by a vision to integrate community development & sustainable environmental management. The core idea is to use environment as a means to improve the livelihood of the people through eco-friendly activities that conserve wildlife and its habitat and uphold the Maasai culture. The vision led the community to set aside 80% of their land for conservation activities. Our unique eco-lodge was then established within the conservation area. The income from the lodge directly supports several community projects as well as the conservation budget.
Cooperative or Membership Association, Environmental Goods or Services