How to Rewild with El Karama Lodge, Laikipia Kenya

El Karama Lodge has been steadily refining its unique Re- Wilding and safari adventure programmes for groups and families this year in Laikipia Kenya.  

Thanks to a new creative collaboration with the team at Finnegan Flint www.finneganflint.com, who also shot the amazing short film on East Africa’s first Dhow made from recycled Plastic, El Karama Lodge’s story is now ready to share with all of you.

From the owner Sophie Grant: 

“Since the day we started, Murray and I and the team have been striving to create a fun, adventurous and meaningful safari experience that connects every one of our guests to the incredible natural world around us. 

When you cross our threshold you will become part of this magical place and part of our story. Our team will get you out into the bush, helping you to notice and understand even the smallest wonders on which these all the most precious ecosystems hinge.  All our guests have tremendous freedom to explore over 14,000 acres of private land, enjoying abundant wildlife and birds and  unfettered views over central Laikipia - a spiritual necessity on any good safari in Kenya! 

You will be welcomed like an old friend into the lodge and indeed the working life of this property as you walk, track, sleep under the stars, sit in rock hides birdwatching, marvel over hippo in the river, visit our orchard and vegetable garden picking as you go (!) and learn about our holistic management practices and predator monitoring programmes. Equally, if what you like to do is just sit quietly absorbing the sounds of nature around you, then we will make sure we share our quietest and most secret spots out there! 

Our passion as a lodge family has always been sustainability, self sufficiency and the enhancement of biodiversity in Laikipia. Your visit directly contributes to the success of conservation in this region, so keep visiting”.

In 2009, this lodge launched the first children’s Bush School in the region and have been committed to experiential and educational safari experiences ever since.  Known for their delicious farm to fork food, unpretentious approach to safari life and an unstoppable creative energy for family fun and adventure.  The lodge and the wider 14,000 acre property is family-owned and operated, a rarity in today’s ever more corporate tourism environment, it has character and soul and prides itself on both!