About IKWETA Brand
Ikweta Safari Camp, Meru National Park, Murera Gate, Ikweta Country Inn, Maua, and Lake View Studios, Nairobi, are part of the IKWETA brand of tourism products and services promoting affordable safari luxury and value for money in environments noted for natural elegance, style and convenience. The establishments are owned and managed by Ikweta Investments Ltd.
We are near the Equator – hence our brand name, IKWETA – Kiswahili for the Equator.
Ikweta Safari Camp is a small tented camp with 10 luxury tents located just 2 km from the main gate of Meru National Park. It is a year-round destination and a convenient base for exploring both Meru and Kora National Parks, two of Kenya’s parks to offer a complete wilderness safari experience. The tents are tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furniture including either twin or double beds. Bathrooms are separate en-suite, with flush toilets and hot showers. Each tent has a private verandah and faces East for guests to enjoy the spectacular sunrises from the comfort of their beds. Both Meru and Kora team with wildlife, including the famed Big Five – elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Moreover, Meru is also a bird watchers paradise. Over 400 bird species are reported. Other than its natural beauty, Meru is the setting for the film Born Free, based on the book of the same title by Joy Adamson featuring Elsa the Lioness. It is the park where Joy and George Adamson set Elsa free into the wild. Many visitors to the park still visit Elsa’s grave to pay their respects. Kora is also famous as the former home of George Adamson. The film crews of Six Feet Under the Savannah, a documentary on naked moles that live like social insects and exclusively underground, and Savannah Rebirth: A Celebration of Life, another documentary focusing on species that benefit from the unfortunate death of an elephant, produced by the French film company, FL Concepts & Co, stayed at Ikweta Safari Camp while shooting these documentaries at Meru National Park.
Ikweta Country Inn is a high-standard hotel in Maua, about 30 minutes to the Murera Gate of Meru National Park. It provides excellent budget accommodations in 38 double guest rooms and has unrivaled facilities and services for meetings, private functions and special events. The hotel has hosted many prominent guests, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and meetings organized by many different organizations (see indicative list).
Lake View Studios are located at Lake View Estate, Nairobi, one of the nicest and safe and secure neighbourhoods in the City. Near popular amenities and shopping malls, UN offices, and just 5 km from Westlands and Village Market shopping centres. Only 10 km from downtown Nairobi. Beautifully-furnished, equipped and fully-serviced. Self-catering. Garden. Ideal for visitors on short stays in Nairobi for leisure, business or other purpose. Minimum stay: three nights.