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Nairobi National Park Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi 00517 Kenya See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were greeted by Chris & crew right when we arrived & that was the beginning of what turned out to be a fantastic vacation. The staff was welcoming & friendly, the accommodations were spectacular,the view amazing, the food mouth watering & the drinks were...More

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Response from Anthony C, Owner at The EmakokoResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for writing a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Emakoko and are so sorry to have missed you. We hope you come again! Anthony and Emma

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated just outside the Nairobi National Park, this super luxury boutique hotel is pricey, but a wonderful escape from the noise and hustle of the city, and an excellent way to get back into civilization after a safari adventure. The staff were super professional, friendly...More

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Response from Anthony C, Owner at The EmakokoResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - lovely to have you here. Anthony & Emma

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Emakoko for 3 nights of our honeymoon in April and we couldn’t have been more thrilled! We arrived late in the evening and were met at the airport by Jeremiah who drove us under the cover of darkness to the Emakoko...More

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Response from Anthony C, Owner at The EmakokoResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a very such a wonderful and detailed review. We are so pleased that you spent more than one night with us and got to enjoy the lodge and the park. Nairobi National Park is full of surprises and there really...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

What a lovely surprise, I wasn't sure about staying so close to the city, but this place is perfect. Short drive from the airport, very peaceful, fantastic room, great service and food, and of course superb wildlife. The staff are all very friendly, 'Dr Lawrence'...More

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Response from Anthony C, Owner at The EmakokoResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for you for writing a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed The Emakoko and had a chance to sample the legendary 'Dawas'. I am so sorry that we missed you and hope to meet you when you come through next time....More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly located in the park of Nairobi. Unfortunately I can not really comment on the location because we arrived late at night and we left early in the morning. the common parts are very cozy and warm. The bar and restaurant are...More

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Response from Anthony C, Owner at The EmakokoResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we are sorry about the lack of hot water and that you had to leave so early. We have rectified the hot water issue, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you again. Anthony

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The Emakoko is a 24 bed lodge bordering Nairobi national park, only 35 minutes from all the main city airports & attractions. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wild environment ...More they have travelled to enjoy. Less
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Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$660 - US$1,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kenya > Nairobi
Traveller (105)
Room & Suite (32)
Dining (3)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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15 March 2017|
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Response from eljo2113 | Reviewed this property |
The Emakoko will arrange to pick you up at the airport. Game drives are totally your call - you can go out for as long as you want, depending on how tired you might be after a long trip. You can ask for Sundowners - drinks... More
31 July 2016|
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"Every room is special and perfect"
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"Many of the rooms are a long way up on the cliff. If you are not very fit ask for rooms on the lower level"
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"Bring your bathing suit - there's a nice pool"
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"If you are fit book a room at the top - be warned forty steps up but a magnificent view. Good news is a lift..."
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