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The Emakoko
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had an amazing drive through the park. We saw the only rhinos of our trip! The open balcony was gorgeous with comfy chairs and a fabulous bar. Our rooms were gorgeous with a large bathroom and a big bathtub. It was beautiful.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed the lodge.
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We would highly recommend The Emakoko - it is a charming, beautiful lodge with an excellent level of service.

Having been delayed at baggage reclaim, we arrived rather late at The Emakoko for a one night stay before travelling on to the Masaai Mara. We were collected at the airport by a member of the Emakoko team and then driven in the dark through the Nairobi National Park. We were greeted as though we were going to stay for a week and despite being late, there was food (and wine!) waiting for us.

The room (lodge) was spacious and beautifully decorated with a deck area to look out over the scenery and wandering hippo!

We ate breakfast before being driven through the National Park to Wilson Airport.

We would highly recommend The Emakoko - the warmth of welcome and standard of service was excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your safari.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you are looking to stay in Nairobi National Park, this is your place! The staff are very professional, warm, and friendly! Rachel, the relief manager was such a joy to be around and visit with.

The lodge is located in a perfect valley, making you forget you are in the city limits still! The rooms are the perfect size, well designed, comfortable, clean and provide great views, each with a balcony overlooking the gorge. The food was some of the best I have ever had, the three course dinner being absolutely exceptional! The design of the lodge and rooms makes you almost want to not leave on a game drive! From the lodge we say all types of monkeys, hyrax, a genet that is a regular visitor to the bar, crocodile, bush babies and all types of bird-life right there on the premises! There were still fresh lion foot prints on the way to the swimming pool from the night before.

We woke up the next morning and enjoyed coffee from the balcony of our rooms with lions roaring above the ridge. As we drove out for our morning drive we came across a black rhino, not 2 minutes after leaving the lodge.

This is the perfect place to base yourself in Nairobi before going on to other safari destinations. Its perfectly located for visits to the DSWT elephant orphanage and giraffe center as well!

Thanks again Rachel, Anton, Emma and the rest of the team!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review - we look forward to having you back.

Emma & Anthony

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. Had a couple of days here on our way to the Mara. Nairobi National park was a good intro to anyone new to safari. Loads of animals and some great game drives. The lodge itself was a lovely place, the food excellent and the people even better. Emma and Anton made us so welcome and Sammy our guide and driver was an absolute delight. Without exception, the staff are warm and welcoming. Some of the nicest people we have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. Anyone who visits this wonderful spot, will not be disappointed. Can recommend without hesitation.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review - I do hope that we see you here again!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful location and great lodges. Be aware that if you are in one off the lodges on top of the hill you get an amazing view but you also need to walk up a lot off stairs (totally worth the effort).
Staff and service are amazing and so is the food. Perfect romantic get away.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time time write in - we are so pleased you enjoyed the top rooms.
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Additional Information about The Emakoko

Address: P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi 00517, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range: €793 - €842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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