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El Karama, Laikipia

If you’re a connoisseur of African wildlife, visit Laikipia; in the midst of an ecosystem with more diversity of flora and fauna than any other region of Kenya.

Big cats like leopards and cheetah stalk their prey across the rolling bushland. Prides of lion laze indolently in the shade of spreading trees. Rare African hunting dogs slink around the fringes of herds of antelope. Elephants amble across your line of vision. Giraffe and buffalo peer at you inquisitively whilst fat zebras graze contentedly in the middle distance.

Stay at El Karama – a working ranch set within the 40,000 sq km of the Ewaso ecosystem – on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Kenya and you’ll be in the middle of the country’s richest and most diverse game-viewing region. You’ll see all of the Big Five and many more. Rare specimens like Grevy’s zebra and the indigenous Laikipia hartebeest, monkeys, reptiles and over 370 different species of birds

El Karama, At a glance

  • Superb, conservation-focused eco-lodge set on a private 14,000 acre ranch
  • Surrounded by 40,000 sq km of Kenya’s richest wildlife region
  • Collection of bandas in individual bush settings
  • Romantic, rough-hewn stone walls and circular thatched roofs
  • Safari-style décor – rustic in the African idiom but very comfortable
  • Large tented beds and hardwood floors
  • Decks giving wide open views of the bush and across the river
  • Lantern illumination
  • Open dining room with thatched roof supported by tree trunk pillars, serving great camp food prepared using fresh produce from the eco-garden

For leisure and pleasure

  • Game drives in the early morning and late afternoon when the day is cooler and the animals are more active
  • Night safaris
  • Follow the spoor of nocturnal animals with an expert local tracker
  • Go bird watching for 370 species ranging from ostrich to eagles and owls
  • Capture the wildlife of Kenya in photographs and videos taken from purpose-adapted 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Tour the working farm and explore the beautiful gardens
  • Take picnics in the bush and enjoy sundowners in the welcoming bar

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  • Fantastic holiday, exceeded our expectations in every way. As usual, Ultimate’s attention to detail, meant that everything went smoothly, every meet and greet was spot on, which is helpful on these multi centre holidays. We were made to feel like true VIP’s by everyone who met us. Well done.

    JR, Ecuador - 2019