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El Karama Lodge

The most captivating family safari lodge in Northern Kenya

El Karama Lodge

El Karama Lodge is a very special place indeed. Built and run by owners Sophie and Murray Grant, every aspect of the experience has been designed with families in mind.

Located in the rolling hills of Kenya’s Laikipia County, around two hours north of Nanyuki, the landscape is captivating, the wildlife abundant, and the birdlife dazzling.

The natural world is just one small part of what sets this lodge apart from its competitors; the rest is down to the people. The team have created a haven where every member of the family, of any age, will feel at home from the moment they arrive.

Young children (age 4 and above) will be welcomed to bush school, where they can learn about tracking, making plaster casts, clay sculpting, beadwork, bread making, farm life, and much more.

Babysitters are on hand to take care of very young ones, and as for the older children and parents; game drives, fishing, walks, and conservation activities await.

Accommodation offerings include 2 private houses, a family cottage, and individual bandas. There’s also the option to enjoy a night of fly-camping for those more adventurous families.

Most visitors stay for 4-5 nights at El Karama because there’s so much to do; it’s a destination in itself.

This is a firm Coral Tree favourite and we can’t recommend it highly enough. Take your family here; they’ll love you for it!

Plan your stay
Coral Tree luxury rating

Number of rooms

2 private houses, 1 family cottage, and 4 individual bandas

Location

Lewa and Laikipia

Child Policy

All ages welcome. Bush school from 4yrs +. Babysitting available.

Why we love it

“El Karama leads the way amongst the many incredible Kenyan safari properties geared towards young families. One of the most wonderful lodges we have ever visited with our own children. Highly recommended!”

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Mike, Coral Tree founder

Key Highlights & Amenities
  • Fanstastic bush school catered towards children from 4 to 12 years
  • Private conservancy with exceptional wildlife and birdlife
  • The 2 private houses offer a tailored experience for families
  • A wide variety of activities to enjoy, eg: horse riding, walking, fishing, farming, etc
  • Eco-friendly swimming pool
  • Owner Murray Grant's art studio on site
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Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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