El Karama Eco-Lodge
If you are wondering whether fly camping is a possibility in the company of children, El Karama The lodge is your answer. The small, rustic eco-lodge is the sole refuge in what seems like an infinite wilderness of El Karama ranch and wildlife sanctuary found on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro in Laikipia. The experience here is a little different, keeping in line with the overall vibe of this family-oriented lodge. The designated camping sites change dependent on seasons, views and wildlife; no further than a 35-minute walk (or 15-minute drive) from the main camp. Since the walks are short and the drives even shorter, this exhilarating adventure is best experienced at the end of a game drive or a walk over the plains, guests often arrive into camp just as the sun sets. A Flickering fire and safari chairs lit gently by traditional lanterns, It is all about the atmosphere. As soon as the vehicle stops or walkers arrive, the children run off to their tree-tents or cozy camp beds bouncing as hard as they can as if to test their tension limits. Drinks keep flowing and as darkness falls, the campfire at the center of the site is a warm welcome. Guides use this opportunity to interchangeably narrate adventurous folklores as the air fills with the aroma of the delicious meal being prepared in an open fire in one corner of the site. A family dinner table is set shortly after. Retire to either a suspended tree tent and gaze at the stars through the see-through top or to a mozzie dome or bell tent. The latter two are recommended for less-mobile travelers. The early morning rays greet you and a whiff of coffee (or tea) jolts you into consciousness. You down a couple of freshly baked pastries with your beverage around a campfire then head out for a walk or a drive in the direction of the main camp, to arrive in time for full showers and a cooked breakfast!
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