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From the passport/activity book in our room upon arrival, to kids meals (including considering timing), to an art station (clay, painting), to bush walks, to pool with pool toys, to farm visit for milking cows, to fishing in the little river, to animal tracking, to...More
3 Families descended on El Karama and we enjoyed wonderful hospitality, gorgeous food and first class service from Luvi and the team at El Karama. The tented accommodation was very comfortable with amazing bathrooms. The conservancy had plenty of game and saw most things apart...More
I had an amazing experience and stay at El Karama, an eco friendly, family owned ranch in the Laikipia region, recently on my first visit to Kenya. Our group of 4, were greeted by Della and warmly welcomed for our 3 night stay in a...More
El Karama is a five star lodge that creates an environment akin to staying with your favourite family member. My family was immediately welcomed and put completely at ease. Our young daughter was exceptionally well catered for and included throughout the visit. You're able to...More
In my family, a love of Kenya, her people, her landscapes, had been bred in the bones. I had been lucky enough to spent many happy years there, a long time ago. But we lived far away in the greylands of London now. And with...More
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Response from SophieGrant16, Manager at El Karama Eco LodgeResponded 21 January 2018
We cannot thank you enough for your incredible review. It was our absolute pleasure to have you to stay and to be able to provide you and your kids with the experience you have described above. Thank you so much for you kind...More
Response from SophieGrant16 | Property representative |
Apologies for the lateness of this response! But for any other travellers out there let me share some information on weather patterns here. Our seasons at El Karama have varied in the past 10 years due to climate change we... More
Apologies for the lateness of this response! But for any other travellers out there let me share some information on weather patterns here. Our seasons at El Karama have varied in the past 10 years due to climate change we think. We are at an altitude of approximately 1900 m-2000m here and sit on the Equator. We have a low to no malaria risk and have most hot, sunny days.
Generally the seasons look a little like this:
January/February/March - hot, dry and sunny in the day, cool in the early mornings and night - need to pack jumpers - fantastic stars and clear night skies in the dry season
April/May - long rains - usually rainy in the afternoons for up to 2 hours. Aside from a bit of rain, it's a beautiful time to visit, very green, full of game and herd animals taking full advantage of fresh green grass
June/July/August - hot and sunny in the day, cool in the morning and evening. July and August can be windy - this is the Kenyan equivalent to Winter
September/October - hot and sunny, cool mornings and evenings - no rain usually
November - short rains - again mostly in the second part of the day
December - early December can be green and then from the middle of the month it usually dries up.
The Ewaso Nyiro fluctuates according to the rain and although it's source is found in the Aberdares, the river can rise as a result of more localised rain between El Karama and the Aberdares. The dry seasons the river will be much lower than the wet season. I hope that helps!
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