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Great camp, super room, with stone bath and shower, great food, Ace game drives, with a lovely guide, Andrew and Joseph (the head guide) joined us some times.
saw lots of wildlife. Want to go back soon!
Beautiful, beautiful place, the staff and owners were great, friendly and sooo helpful. I wish we could have stayed longer. The overall ambiance is calm and peaceful, from the large log fires in the evening to the game drives. Cannot rave enough.
We self catered...More
Thank Marilyn O
Response from SophieGrant16, Owner at El Karama Eco LodgeResponded 2 October 2017
Thanks Marilyn, we loved having you! We really enjoyed your group and hope to see you again. All the best,Sophie
we have been sending our guests to El Karama for years and without exception they have raved about the place. The staff are as kind and friendly and accommodating and knowledgeable as you could find anywhere. The food is first rate - interesting, very natural...More
We enjoyed yet another exceptional stay at El Karama (our 5th return trip to the eco-lodge). This time, however, we opted to 'glamp' in the eco-lodge's new self-catering river tents. This experience is highly recommended for those looking to save a few shillings while enjoying...More
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
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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