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About Us

About Us

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El Karama Lodge is an intimate, award-winning eco lodge located in the heart of the Laikipia eco-system on 14,000 acres of private land. The wildlife experience here is world–class offering sightings of 4 of the Big 5 and over 430 bird species. Landscapes are far-reaching with guests can enjoying direct views of Mount Kenya, the Aberdares and the Lolldaiga hills. The property is known for its picturesque views and with a very high density of East African wildlife, it is perfect for wildlife and landscape photography.

The lodge is owner–operated and was built and created by Murray and Sophie Grant, who continue to live here with their two children and other animals. Guests are hosted by a charming team of team of Kenyans, many of whom built the lodge, and a management couple who share a history and strong connection to the region of Laikipia.

Our aim as a team is to preserve this unique habitat for the wildlife, birds, insects, plants, trees and people of Laikipia. Eco Tourism makes meaningful contributions to this through income generation, employment and by creating opportunities for livelihood creation in our area. We welcome the chance to share every facet of the lodge life with guests during their stay.

Recognised as leaders in the sustainable and responsible travel industry in Kenya, our lodge has been designed for families of all ages and groups traveling together. We welcome guests from all around the world as well as resident tourists within Kenya who are passionate about exploring Laikipia’s most diverse, dynamic and innovative environments.

Located on a private working ranch, this little lodge comprises only 8 cottages and we pride ourselves on our home grown and pioneering approach to hospitality and our operations. All our produce is either grown here in our organic garden or procured locally from entrepreneurs with whom we have long term working relationships. The architecture has been lovingly designed, with many small and thoughtful touches that show the love and care the owners have for this special place. The family heritage is an artistic one and this can be seen throughout the lodge in the form of paintings, books and wildlife sculptures.

We look forward to sharing all this and exciting and adventurous activities we have on offer here!