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The Emakoko

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were staying in Kenya, we spent a wonderful 24 hours at this amazing boutique lodge on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. The setting is fantastic with wildlife all around; we were able to lie in bed and hear lions roaring nearby (not too close though!). We were taken on a game drive by one of their...

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to stay in the 'heart' of Nairobi - a drive through the Nairobi National Park, on the outskirts of the city brings you to a place of respite and warm welcoming people. We were met by the relief manager Rachel and she just added to the wonderful nature of this place. From your deck you can see...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating a birrthday, we decided as a group of friends with kids to spend the night at The Emakoko. We self drove, and directions to the lodge were clear. It is one steep drive down to the lodge. Welcomed with towels, we were checked in, and shown our rooms. We had room 1 - closest to the main lodge, which...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for bringing to our attention the privacy on room 1. We will rectify this and hope you will come back again. Anthony & Emma

Denver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gorgeous safari camp isn't far from the airport, but it's a world away from the bustle of Nairobi. Nestled just outside Nairobi National Park in idyllic surrounds, the accommodations are luxurious, views sublime and the food and service are top notch. It's a great choice for a pre-safari overnight (or two!), especially for those who don't want to venture...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we look forward to having you back soon. Emma & Anthony

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 13 and 15 year old children in March 2017. Emakoko is very secluded which is great! You are just on the edge of the Park and lots of animals come up to the lodge. The food was incredible!! Our son is allergic to egg and they made sure all of the food...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the food. The road into the lodge is dreadful and we are working on a solution for this. As for the pool, unfortunately a buffalo knocked one of our plant pots into the pool and we have struggled since then to get it back to what it once...

Hertford UK
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We chose Emakoko because of its proximity to the airport, not only did it live up to expectations in this regard - 45 minutes is all it took to go from lodge car park to the terminal - but also we really enjoyed our stay and our visit to the Nairobi National Park. The lodge in genuine top quality, very...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again. Anthony & Emma

New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay with Anthony & Emma and their efficient and welcoming staff at their jewel of a lodge! We were greeted with lions roaring, a delicious late night meal and later, hippos grazing under our family suite!! We had the most fantastic sunrise game drive with guide Extroadinaire, Peter Muigai!! He spotted a hippo, white rhino mommy...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we are so pleased that you saw so much - especially the mother and young white Rhino. Anthony

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

After 3 weeks of safaris, Emakoko was the perfect place to relax and unwind. It's located adjacent to Nairobi National Park and some of the animals roam onto the property especially during the night. The rooms are stunning. They are large and roomy with a nice deck to relax on with a drink. We had a mongoose and hyrax run...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I am glad that you enjoyed the Dawas! Anthony

Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A well run lodge inside the Nairobi National Park, so it is possible to see animals in the evening and early morning before it gets busy... the rooms are spacious and well appointed and the food is verging on fine dining... all the staff were friendly and helpful, especially the relief manager, Rachel. Rashid our guide was knowledgeable and in...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review, we are sorry that we were not there to meet you and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Anthony & Emma

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My partner and I recently spent two nights here in February. We found that the rooms were comfortable and charming;there was a functional fireplace. Anton the owner/manager was on hand and we found him fascinating to speak to. The food was superb and I have to say that I've never eaten in a better restaurant in Nairobi. The service was...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are pleased you enjoyed the lodge. Anthony

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Emakoko is a 20 bed lodge bordering Nairobi national park, only 25 minutes from all the main city airports & attractions. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wild environment they have travelled to enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Emakoko

Address: P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi 00517, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: €470 - €976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you are ambitious and walking not an issue, you can choose a room with amazing views at the top of a large hill - very long staircase.”
PenalopeNewYork, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is closest to the main area.”
Loshalp, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all good...”
cnb134, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!”
Mollybu97, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper level cottages have a slightly better Park view, but requires being fit to get to them.”
phfisher, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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