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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our driver, James, met us at the airport and drove us through the Nairobi National Park to get to the lodge. When we arrived the serving people were lined up waiting for us and brought us in to meet the proprietor, Anton. They had a candle lit table set for two waiting for us and served us focaccia bread and...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautiful place in the bush, it is set on the borders of the Nairobi National Park, it is minutes away from the airport and the City, th ambiance is great, lovely scenery and friendly staff. Good food too.

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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

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this place and have been returning guests many times since it opened. The food is amazing, lovely without the portions being over the top. Each room nestled into the cliff is amazing, comfortable and lovely. The views of Nairobi National Park are beautiful not to mention the animal that pass on by. I would really encourage you to...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for your compliments on our food. It is always lovely to have guests coming back to the lodge and we look forward to having you again. Anthony & Emma

Greenbrae, California
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Summary We stayed here 2 nights in early September 2016 and were extremely pleased with the facilities and the attention. Anthony and Emma (managers and part owners) made us feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this lodge as a first stop after a long flight to main Nairobi airport (NBO) as it is a short drive from the airport to...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review, we try and encourage people to stay for two nights and we are glad you thought it was worth it. The KWS have confirmed that they will be re-doing all the roads in the park so hopefully this will happen in the not too distant future. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Is it possible to take a three year old boy on safari? It is if you stay at the Emakoko Lodge. We combined a work trip from Europe with the chance to bring our son to Africa for the first time and after staying in Nairobi for a few nights, followed by a night at the Nairobi Tented Camp, we...

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It was wonderful to have you stay with us and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge. The government plans with the railway will undoubtably have an enormous impact on the park, thankfully for The Emakoko we are 4Km away from the proposed track. Having said this, Nairobi National park is extraordinary and we have been assured that...

Oxford
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So it was our last night after a fantastic trip starting at Mara house in the Mara north conservancy which was very well run by Gilbert Fred and Dixon who makes a mean G&T. Onto lewa then sarara tented camp where we had the most wonderful few days Our expert safari agents J&C voyagers (Julia) got it so right by...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for writing your review! Anthony & Emma

Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a great homey lodge just outside of Nairobi National Park. I stayed here for two nights to relax, visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and see the wildlife of Nairobi National Park. The game drives were amazing. I saw rhino, lots of giraffe, waterbuck, eland, hartebeest, lion, zebra, many bird species and eagles. The hosts Anthony and Emma are...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review and we look forward to meeting you again. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A luxurious lodge with amazing food, and great safari guides. The rooms were very spacious and classy. The bathrooms were amazing, with both showers and luxurious bath. Would highly recommend staying here. Just wished we could have stayed longer!

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Thank you for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Pleasantville, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My room and view were really, really something, very special. My driver/guide --Peter was great at his job and knew his stuff and made sure I enjoyed myself. I visited the elephant sanctuary, giraffe sanctuary, had a safari and all were enjoyable beyond belief. They also got me to the airport with time to spare. I would recommend to anyone......

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and Peter and also got a chance to do all the activities on offer. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Cobham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed here for one night before visiting other destinations in East Africa on safari. We had a lovely welcome from an English lady, who was charming and made us feel v welcome. We had been collected from the airport by a guide who drove us through the National Park where we saw, rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra, ostrich and many...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and apologies for our Hippo not making his appearance. We have had to discourage him of late as he has taken to appearing at the pool during the day, particularly when guests are about to make their way down to the sun loungers! Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM2,159 - RM4,433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upper level cottages have a slightly better Park view, but requires being fit to get to them.”
 of 5 bubbles phfisher, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on level with the lodge are very accessible. Some rooms are up hill with very steep stairs. I was in cabin 3.”
  • Beautiful cabin with fireplace
 of 5 bubbles karenmI8457CV, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was excellent, but didn't see the others. Photo attached”
 of 5 bubbles 975clairea, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good with excellent views but do state if you have mobility issues as some stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles flowerlady479, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“THe top one is away from everyone else”
 of 5 bubbles collineUk, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
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