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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed for two nights with out-of-town visitors and had an amazing stay. The staff were extremely well-trained (very professional) and attended to all of our needs. The rooms were comfortable and functional - fantastic amenities, like homemade soaps, shampoo, kikoy bathrooms, plush towels, soft pillows, comfortable cushioned chairs on our own patio. The food was very fresh and delicious....

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My son and I stayed for three nights at El Karama before a family wedding near Nanyuki. We have been on various safaris over the years but I am struggling to remember one as delightful as this. The ranch is beautiful and as soon as we turned into the gate we began to see wildlife. The camp itself is on...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I just returned after co leading a magical 4 day yoga retreat at El Karama. I previously fell in love with El Karama on an earlier visit bit this time that love and relationship deepened further. My room was impeccable with a lovely view of the river, the rooms have organic soap and shampoo/conditioner which was a treat. The menu...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The lodge is set in a beautiful area, with such tranquil surroundings, including the sounds of water if your near the river. The staff are lovely and were great with our daughter age 5. She did drawing, making books, clay/mud modelling of creatures, making plaster casts of animal tracks and the list goes on, she was completely entertained and had...

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SophieGrant16, Owner at El Karama Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review guys, we really appreciate the time you've taken and loved you having you with us! My little one is still asking after yours! We really enjoyed having you all and for any other guests worried about dietary issues or allergies, our team is now really quite practiced in this area and we always enjoy...

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have just spent three nights at El Karama as part of our very first safari. The whole team, led by Sophie, were so friendly and welcoming, not to mention knowledgeable! As well as game drives and walking safaris, we enjoyed breakfast in the bush one morning and finished an evening with G&Ts as we watched the...

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Nakuru, Kenya
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you have young children (children of any age actually) and would like to let them experience the African wilderness in all the best ways, take them to El Karama Eco Lodge. This little lodge is beautiful and organic built out of all local stones, wood & thatch, with a refreshing swimming pool. Delicious home cooked food. The ranch is...

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Newmarket, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have arranged for several different family groups to stay at El Karama over the last few years and not one of them has been disappointed. In fact, they have all raved about the place. This includes families with young children, families with teenagers, and seniors. El Karama is small by design and so the service is highly personalized. The...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We spent 3 night at El Karama in late June and had the place to ourselves. This meant personal and personalized service from the attentive and dedicated staff. Our game drives were educational and exciting. Our meals were leisurely and delicious. We got to know the place well and visited the local farm one afternoon. The lodging -- with canvas...

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Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2016

My nephew brought us to El Karama for a 2 day safari as part of our 7 day trip to Kenya. These were the best two days of our trip. It was a completely different feel from the other "hotel" type safari we were on (which was also good) in the sense that the accommodation and interaction with the staff/owners...

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I loved, loved, loved this property. There was a great feeling of how much care and attention to detail has gone into every space here. Murray & Sophie are an amazing couple who have carefully balanced having a lodge and protecting the land. I was just so impressed by how comfortable the pillows were, to how unique the shower was,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Karama Eco Lodge is a small, family owned/run eco lodge located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river on a private ranch of 15,000 acres in Laikipia, Kenya. The lodge is hosted by a local team and run by the owners Sophie and Murray Grant. They specialise in offering guests an intimate, memorable and fun Kenyan safari at an affordable price. El Karama is home to over 80 mammal species including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah as well as endangered species such as the African Hunting Dog and Grevy's Zebra. We also have over 370 bird species including indigenous species and European migrants at the relevant times of year. Guests at El Karama have the choice of guided game walks, game drives (in your own vehicle), bush meals under the stars, bush games like archery and tracking with our rangers, farm visits to see our cattle and ranch life as well as day trips to nearby conservancies and relaxing by the riverside mess area. The lodge is run entirely on solar energy and our overall aim as a family is to work closely with the community around us and with our guests to ensure that we preserve the habitat and wildlife of El Karama and Laikipia through responsible eco tourism and sensitive management of our natural resources. ... more   less 

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Address: | El Karama Ranch, 10400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Price Range: £646 - £659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms looked amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles AliciaPhxtoHK, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing, there are family rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles TIA-ThisisAfrica, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great. The family rooms are 'rooms', the double rooms are generally tents.”
 of 5 bubbles ChaniaTSC, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the sleeping bandas (cottages) are great but families with young children might ask about the family cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles _rextaylorgcs, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They have a variety of rooms - tented, rondoval or family cottage - take your pick!”
  • So comfortable!
 of 5 bubbles sheilah408, 24 May 2016 | Read review
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