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El Karama Lodge

An Eco Lodge in Laikipia Kenya
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The Ultimater Re-Wilderness Experience

El Karama Lodge is an intimate, owner-operated, award-winning eight cottage lodge and safari adventure experience located on a private wildlife conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Built by one of Africa’s most gifted contemporary wildlife sculptors . El Karama Lodge is unique, authentic and focussed on immersive safari experiences. Known for its broad roster of activities, exceptional wildlife diversity and the warm and hospitable team of Kenyans who have been trained up to host you, this is an unforgettable safari destination!

This lodge is family owned and operated.  Guests are hosted by a dedicated team of extraordinary Kenyans, many of whom grew up here or built the lodge with the Grant’s. This fun, energetic and attentive team will look after you like family.  Our hope is that during the time you spend with us, you will connect on a deeper level with this wild way of life, sharing knowledge and adventure and leaving with new treasure trove of memories to cherish!​

Your Stay-Accommodation

El Karama offers a home-grown African safari destination with high levels of privacy and tailor-made adventure for small groups, couples and families. El Karama Wildlife Conservancy is located in the foothills of Mount Kenya, in the heart of one of Kenya’s most beautiful wildlife areas: the Laikipia Region. With 14,000 acres of private land and views of over 200,000 acres, El Karama is one of Laikipia’s most magical habitats.Offering a range of accommodation options giving our guests the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in nature, lead by passionate and experienced guides. 

Nilotica Private House – Family House 
The Hobbit House -Family House
The River Cottages – Couples or a Small Family 
The Bandas (three) – Couples

The Bush Kitchen

All the Lodge food is home-made, 90% is home-grown in our organic garden at the farm HQ and all of the meat is locally sourced if not from here then from within a 60km radius.  The only fish we offer is locally sourced.All meals are hearty and clean, full of herbs, fresh vegetables and salads and lots of flavour. You can expect a full cooked breakfast, fruit smoothies and home made healthy juices, buffet lunches, afternoon tea and a three course meal in the evening – we promise you won’t go hungry! Using eco-charcoal ovens, our chefs produce freshly baked rosemary breads, shortbread cookies and cakes for tea. You are welcome to come to the kitchen to see what we’re up to and to learn about “bush” cooking styles.

Safari Activities

Game and bird walks with competent armed guides
Horse riding  (English saddle)
Camel rides
Camping and fly camping
Fishing (bring your own tackle)

El Karama Lodge Rates

Non Resident 2022 rates in US$ Per Person Per Night
Main Lodge
Single Supplement242242116
Teen (13-18 yrs)36387
Child (4-12 yrs)29024258
River Cottage
Single Supplement242242116
Teen (13-18 yrs)47239987
Child (4-12 yrs)31526658

Non Resident Seasons

  • High:6th December – 10th April 1st June- 31st October
  • Low :1st November – 5th December 11th April – 31st May

El Karama Lodge Rates

Resident Rates 2022 in Kenya Shillings Per Person per night all Year
Main HouseRiver CottageCon.Fee
Single Supplement7,0007,0002,320
Teenager (13-17 years)15,00018,7501,740
Child (4-12 years)10,00012,5001,160

River Cottages (2) RC’s sold on exclusive basis (4 pax). Single supplement applies per person for 2 pax.

Child:-3-12Yrs:Infant-Below 3 Years-FOC

  • Christmas/New Year:We do not currently charge a supplement over Christmas and New Year, however we do require a minimum of three nights’ stay.
  • Single Room Supplement:Non Resident US$ 100:Resident KShs 5000 Per night
  • Conservancy Fee:Adult US$ 70(R-Ksh 1800)-Teen US$ 55(R-1350)Child US$ 35(R-Ksh900) Per person per night

Package Included:•

  • Accommodation• All meals and bush meals• Welcome Juice and breakfast Juice•
  • A guide for game drives, night drives(shared) and other activities –
  • unlimited• Accompanied walking activities including ranger /wildlife monitoring•
  • Adventure Fly camping in tree tents•
  • Farm, Boma and Garden visits•
  • Specialised Children’s activities• Volleyball, fitness and jogging at the ranch track•
  • Transfers from private airstrip:

Not Included

  • Any additional sodas and alcoholic beverages• Game drive vehicle and a driver for game drives•
  • Transfers to and from Nanyuki Airstrip
  • *• Conservation fees (as indicated

Full Packages Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals,House drinks:juice,sodas,house wine,beer,sundowners,
  • A guide and vehicle for game drives,night drives(shared) and other activities,
  • Accompanied game walks,
  • Farm visits,
  • Children’s activities:
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