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El Karama Eco Lodge

El Karama Ranch | PO Box 172, 10400, Kenya
El Karama Eco Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Karama lodge has found that great mix of serenity and simplicity whilst not being too luxurious or simple. The balance is just right. The staff were excellent - forthcoming when required and left guests in peace at the same time. Food was very nice, including fresh produce from the ranch. Accommodation ranges from perfect for a family (Upstream Cottage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Karama is my favourite lodge in Kenya. Its gorgeous, the bandas are beautiful and luxurious, and the staff cannot do more to make you feel welcome and comfortable. And best of all the reserve has SO many animals! Every time I go (I've gone back 4 times now!) the amount of wildlife is always amazing. For Kenyan residents the... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Whilst at El Karama, I got the impression that most people use this as an overnight stop, or just spend a couple of nights here to rest up before heading further on. We took a chance and booked a 4 night stay, based on other reviews. I am so glad we did. We really felt we got to know the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

El Karama really deserves 6/5 stars, rather than just 5/5. The location is beautiful. The grounds and architecture complement the land brilliantly. The place is very clean and the staff/management are very friendly and attentive to the needs of the guests. The food is quite frankly excellent; the best I have experienced so far among other similar locations in Laikipia.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

El Karama is a real african ecco lodge/camp that offers very good wild-life drives. The setting and camp location is perfect; right beside the river. The swimming pool is very nice and perfect for a refreshing splash after a morning drive. An individual in our party had a bad luck to have stayed in a smaller stone hut which didn't... More 

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Ashburton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A super stay. Staff and owners could not have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable (and fat!). Great pool, great bandas, great food, great guide, great animals. This place was not so pristine as Lewa but was no less wonderful. It has a charm of its own and I wopuld like to go back.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived at El Karama Eco Lodge later then anticipated because of the fantastic amount of wildlife we viewed on the way in. Elephants chasing duck at the water hole, both zebra, Grevys and Common, drinking side by side neatly lined up, reticulated giraffe awkwardly joining the zebra for an evening drink their long legs straddled and leven onger necks... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had the chance to visit the El Karama Ranch after approx., 15 years. Wow this place has changed. Its just beautiful. Even if you do not go on a "game drive" you will not get bored just staying and relaxing at this place. Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner=Excellent. Rooms are very good as well the washroom facilities. It is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We left El Karama yesterday morning (28th April 2014). I can't believe its just over 24 hours since I watched giraffe browsing with Mt Kenya as a back drop, now at my desk in Joburg! We are a family of 4, with children of 2.5 and 5.5. We combined El Karama with Laikipia Wilderness Camp and it proved to be... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Managing the perfect balance of luxury lodge living with good design, great people and ecological principles is no mean feat. Well done on a lovely place, this is safari at its best. Laikipia really is a wonderful region. The new addition since the other reviews is the pool, carefully designed to be aesthetic yet chemical free, in line with the... More 

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