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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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philadelphia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I revisited The Emakoko last week, after a two year absence, and it is still wonderful. Great rooms, great staff, a really wonderful atmosphere. It makes for a really nice transition from airport to bush.

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St Johnsbury Vt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a lovely stay at this beautiful hotel at the edge of Nairobi National Park. Our large family room was extremely comfortable and the dinner and breakfast were delicious. It's worth staying here even if you are just in Nairobi for a business trip, you would feel you had a chance to experience a luxury safari holiday. The...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was our first stop on a family safari to Africa for 2 weeks in December 2016. We LOVED this hotel. The location is great, and was a good start for the kids to see animals as it is located on the edge of the National Park. (We had 4 kids and 5 adults. Ages 8-72.) The hotel is beautiful...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What a nice way to start a trip to Uganda and Kenya with a stop at Emakoko. The owners were there to greet us after Elizaban drove us from the airport. We were offered a light meal, which was so welcomed after the long journey from the US. Then we were taken to our room, which was lovely. We spent...

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Totnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at Emakoko on the start of my first visit to Kenya. What a beginning!!! Lovely lodge, well presented and incredible drive through Nairobi national park. Anthony and Emma very welcoming and great hosts. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Food delicious!!! Rooms very comfortable. Peter my guide was great - saw 11 rhino, 5 lions...

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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: ₹ 34,095 - ₹ 70,865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Mollybu97, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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