THE ULTIMATE RE-WILDING 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 Murray Grant and his wife Sophie, 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!
Trusted Specialists in Sustainable Family Travel, Adventure and Experiential Wildlife Safaris. Offering tailor-made experiences for families and small private groups who want to immerse in the natural world, connecting meaningfully with local cultures and ancient landscapes through remote, authentic and exclusive experiences. Activities include guided walking, fly-camping, horse riding, hand-line fishing for catfish, game drives, night drives, farm experiences, heli- safaris and conservation activities.
"This was so much more than holiday, it was a once in a lifetime experience that changed us..."
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
Food and Wellness
Food is our passion and with a beautiful organic garden on site, an airy barn style Bush Kitchen to visit and even our very own cook book, our guests will not go hungry here! With fresh organic fruit and vegetables, meat and milk all from the land, we are at your disposal when it comes to hearty, healthy fare. Any special dietary needs our guests may require including Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian meals are all available here.
The Lodge team hosts Wellness Retreats all year round with various practitioners from around the world. We also have a small tented Bush Spa, overlooking the river, where our team can offer relaxing massage and rejuvenating body treatments using organic essential oils made in our region. Why not check in to the spa while the children are in Bush School and reset your mind and body on safari.
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!
This small, impact-led business represents the very best of sustainable tourism in Kenya. An award-winning experience recognised by the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Tourism Board, Eco Tourism Kenya and the Safari Awards for our commitment to environmental responsibility and safari adventure for families. We love to share the work we do inside our own community with guests when they visit. Community visits, mentoring and collaborations are all part of our offering here at El Karama Lodge.