The Emakoko

Reviews of The Emakoko

Excellent(96%) From 68 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 68 of our travellers who have visited The Emakoko, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Steve H from Leeds
Arrived on: 29-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing Emakoko

Ideal first call from JKIA to start off a safari - Nairobi National Park is underrated and getting to Emakoko is just a game drive away.

Emakoko is a wonderful lodge - great cottages in a wonderful setting with abundant birdlife. Fantastic food. Elizaban is a knowledgeable and friendly driver/guide and all the staff are helpful and attentive whilst also managing to be discreet! Antony is a very congenial host and runs a great lodge

A great introduction to a safari.

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Mr F & Mrs B from Preston
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Emakoko Review

We spent just a half day there as day guests in readiness for our overnight BA flight home. Originally we intended to visit the giraffe sanctuary but found this would take a long time and it was better for all of us to chill out after a very busy week of game drives etc.

The food was excellent and it was in a great location. However the drive there had some of the worst roads we had seen ! Very bumpy !

Overall a nice ending to a perfect trip but maybe the Emakoko is looking a little bit tired now ?

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Mr C & Mr K from Oxon
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

We were in Nairobi for 24 hours and it was an ideal way to spend our time - being on the edge of Nairobi NP was much better than staying in a City Centre Hotel.
Staff very attentive and Rachel was an outstandingly welcoming host.
Very good food.
Very spacious and comfortable rooms. Ours was at the top so getting there was hard work but it had the best view.

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Dr & Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

Great place to finish off safari holiday and relax prior to return flight home.

10 very comfortable rooms - 5 along valley floor and 5 up on the top of the valley slope. Plenty of activities on offer - we chose to just chill out before our flight home.

45 min drive to airport.

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Mrs M from Carluke
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nairobi safari

Fabulous lodge with equally fabulous staff. Extremely welcoming and attentive. Room huge and comfortable with good views of gorge.

Guide very good on safari and helpful when visiting Giraffe sanctuary and SheldrickTrust. Outsdanding food, as good as top restaurants at home.

Need two nights to enjoy all lodge has to offer.

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Dr H from Sussex
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Emakoko review

Enjoyed the stay here, even though only 1 day game drives.

Saw good number of animals and birds.

Friendly staff

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Mrs P from Horsham
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Emakoko review

Very welcoming even though we arrived at almost midnight. Lovely adjoining rooms, just a shame we weren't there to enjoy them for longer.

Very bumpy difficult access.

Location, easy access to airport and in the national park - difficult to say much more.

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The C family from Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

Cannot really fault Emakoko - nice place - nice people, but the journey late at night through traffic and then over rough(ish) game roads was not really worth it. Took over an hour.

We arrived very late in the evening and left very early in the morning so there was not much point in the effort of going. A nice hotel very near the Airport would have been a much better idea.

Didn't get a chance to see any of the Park and in any event since the have now built a Chinese built elevated Train line right through the middle of Park it is not worth seeing.

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Mr & Mrs M from Bath
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Emakoko second review

Having had such a great experience in the Mara and Laikipia I think we would have been better at a hotel nearer the airport with a nice pool to relax by (if such a thing exists?).

By that time Nairobi National park didn't really have the same appeal and the drive from Wilson airport and back to the international airport took a lot out of the day. Obviously this isn't a criticism of The Emakoko and as a place to relax in the afternoon it was lovely but just a bit inaccessible!

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Ms F & co from Sacramento
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing lodge on edge of Nairobi

We had only two nights here and what amounted to game drives only on entry and exiting the park. But, still we saw a number of animals including a distant view of a black rhino and baby...and closeups of rock hyrax on roofs and paths!

In addition, our park guide connected with an outside driver who took us into Nairobi to visit two NGOs...and then picked us up at the end of the day at the park entrance. Those arrangements all went smoothly, including a packed lunch for us to eat en route to Nairobi.

Chris was our host and was delightful, the staff was helpful and friendly, the food and views wonderful, our guide very knowledgeable and good humored. Overall, a delightful introduction to Kenya. We left wishing we could stay another night or two.

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