Tawi Lodge


Eco awarding-winning lodge

Set in the heart of a 1200-hectare community-owned conservancy, created as a vital wildlife corridor between Amboseli National Park, Chyulu and Tsavo, Tawi is a welcoming, warm, eco awarding-winning lodge.

There are 13 individual guest cottages set on either side of the main lodge building, most enjoying a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The main lodge has a fire-warmed lounge, bar, a dining space where you can enjoy candlelit dinners of homegrown produce, along with a spa and a swimming pool that overlooks a waterhole.

Enjoy game-drives across the ancient Amboseli landscapes, sundowners looking up at the mountain or take guided bush walks in the conservancy with our local Maasai guides.


At a glance

  • 13 cottages

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa

  • Lounge, bar and dining area

Tawi Lodge 1160 min


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    Game drives

    With access to both Tawi Conservancy and Amboseli National Park, game drives are fantastic. Game vehicles are open-sided, with camera charging facilities. Night game drives are available in the conservancy.

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    Bush walks

    A chance to stretch your legs, learn along the way the different traditional uses of the various plants and shrubs, the different animal tracks and signs, birdsong, trees, wildflowers and insects.

  • Safari sundowners at Tawi Lodge with a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Bush meals

    Have a bush breakfast or dinner out in the wilderness of the conservancy. Sit back and relax, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the wild as delicious meals are created in the bush kitchen.

Community & Culture

The land leased for the lodge and bed-night fee revenue directly benefits the Maasai landowners and their families. The local community are employed and receive valuable training and skills. Tawi Lodge also pays for a full sponsorship for students to attend secondary school, and also assists with projects at the local community school. The lodge purchases most of its supplies where possible from the local neighbours in the nearby townships.


Amboseli National Park is renowned famous for its elephant population of approximately 1,500, yet the existing ecosystem (within the park boundaries) is insufficient to support and sustain life for all of them and all the other ungulates in the territory, therefore requiring more land to be sustainable. The conservancy protects a migratory corridor of wildlife from Chyulu to Tsavo hence making it an area of biological importance for allowing wildlife to safely move between protected areas in search of greener pastures as they have done for millennia.


Tawi aims to minimise its environmental impact through a number of methods. The main energy source of the lodge is solar which is used in the running of the electronic appliances in the facility and to heat water. The main source of water for the camp is a borehole that uses a solar pump, while wastewater is properly treated on site.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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