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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights at The Emakoko, looking for a break from urban Nairobi. Aside from the obviously spectacular setting and journey through the National Park, the stay was really made special by the owners and staff. We were made to feel truly welcome from the moment we arrived and were served great food...

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and sorry that you were stuck in the mud! Anton & Emma

Rockville, MD
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We booked a day room at this stunning property and enjoyed as much as we possibly could during our time there before heading to the airport for our late evening flight. Rashid was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable and showed us as much wildlife as possible. We had never been to the Nairobi National Park and were greatly impressed...

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the park - it is perhaps Nairobi's best kept secret! We look forward to hosting you again. Anton & Emma

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I have to say that my experience in the Emakoko was breathtaking. I had a limited time in Kenya due to a business visit and i believe in one day i got the best experience of Kenya that anyone can have in such a short visit Although first hand you might think that the price is a little expensive however...

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Enormous apologies for the dietary mistake and I hope we see you again! Anton & Emma

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We wanted to spend one night in Nairobi before flying home in order to squeeze a visit to the David Sheldrick Sanctuary to visit our foster elephant. If you need an "overnighter" in Nairobi, then the Emakoko is the place to stay. It is comfortable, friendly, well organised and the food is delicious. Don't research anywhere else!

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Emma & Anthony

UK
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Amazing little getaway from nairobi it gives you a taste of the safari. Food was excellent and really nicely made> Only issue was the entrance to the place which is not well shown and has some challenging rocks to drive through to get there. A bit disappointed that as soon as we left for our morning game drive the room...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The road is terrible at the moment and we along with the Kenya Wildlife Service are trying to rectify this. We always make up / turn down the rooms when ever a guest is out, this is by no means meant to imply that you cannot use it anymore and I am sorry...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The place is super duper awesome, with very obvious attention to small details and quality. Good job! The staff are very friendly and professionals. And the best part, is that the owner/manager of the place is always there, hands-on and on top of things. I recommend this place to all, you don't have to look around.

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Emandant, Manager at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we loved having you! Anthony & Emma

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2016

On the recommendation of a personal friend I chose the Emakoko as an overnight destination to give myself and my five year old son our first taste of African wildlife. With only a limited window available in our busy schedule spent mainly in the Nairobi slums working on my football foundation projects, We were looking for somewhere within easy reach...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are sorry to have missed you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and that everyone looked after you both - wonderful to see so much game! Anthony & Emma

Ilminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stayed at the Emakoko for the first overnight of our two week safari, having flown in early morning. We were met at the airport by Elisaban, one of the guides who was delightful and extremely knowledgeable. We had a lovely game drive through the park, arriving for lunch which was delicious. After a couple of hours rest we were...

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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 your stay! Anthony & Emma

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 March 2016

As you cross the bridge from the parking area over to the lodge, you're crossing into an oasis. This is a gorgeous spot right in Nairobi National Park in the middle of Nairobi! But it has all the benefits of being out in the bush on safari (except elephants). The "rooms" are really each individual houses which are wonderfully decorated....

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Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Emma & Anthony

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We visited Kenya for our honeymoon trip and stayed at the emakoko for two nights,our travel agent recommended this fantastic place as it is situated inside the Nairobi game park and true to her word on it we enjoyed staying here to the fullest,great people,great energy and great atmosphere. Their rooms are spacious,food excellent and every member of their staff...

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We are so pleased that you chose Kenya as a honeymoon destination and delighted that The Emakoko featured in your trip. Thank you for your review! 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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  • Bar/Lounge
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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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