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This was our second visit to El Karama and in all ways as amazing as our first. From the minute you park up to the minute you leave the conservancy, you are treated to a fantastic Safari experience with the opportunity to learn about how...More
I almost don't want to tell anyone about El Karama for fear of my 'secret hideaway' being discovered! It truly is the most incredibly beautiful, peaceful spot teeming with animals and birds of every description. The lodge itself is magical - from the big comfortable...More
We have been many times to el Karama and it's our go to place when we have guests to stay as we are always guaranteed a wonderful friendly stay, where all the staff know your name and the peace and quiet is so restorative. On...More
I have stayed at El Karama Eco Lodge several times with my family, and it is a wonderful place to experience Kenya from with some of the most beautiful landscape and diverse wildlife in Northern Kenya. The lodge is homely and unpretentious, the food is...More
In a world of slick, commercial, "everything in its place and perfect" . . . El Karama is breath of fresh, lung-filling, oxygenated air . . . this is the real Africa deal . . . and a privilege to have stayed one night for...More
We're visiting mid-March - will the river be flowing or dry?
9 February 2015|
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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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