The Emakoko

Reviews of The Emakoko

Excellent(97%) From 55 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 55 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.
Ms S. from Ste Marthe
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 0 nights
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The Emakoko review

This was a brilliant idea!! The place is gorgeous and a wonderful way to unwind, shower and get ready for the long trip home.

The lunch that was served was fabulous! Worth every penny.

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Mrs P. from Darlington
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful base for exploring Nairobi Ntl Park

We loved the Emakoko. The food was outstanding, and the wines offered (mostly African) were excellent. Our room was beautiful and quite comfortable, with an attractive view of the property from our balcony.

We were amazed at the number and variety of animals we were able to see this close to the city of Nairobi. Our guides were friendly and well informed.

The staff at Emakoko couldn't have been any friendlier, and management went out of their way to help us with travel logistics for a trip back into town.

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SueD
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing place

The Emakoko, situated in the Nairobi NP, was a wonderful surprise. The lodge is stunning, the food totally amazing (en route for a Michelin star surely). I stayed here for the convenience of being (roughly) between the two airports and an earlyish morning flight out, and by arriving around lunchtime was able to do a game drive that included good close-up sightings of white rhino. Great place, lovely staff. One night was not enough! - it would have been lovely to relax here for a couple of days at least.

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Dr W & Dr D from Leeds
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Emakoko review

This is a great place to start or finish your trip to Kenya.

We stayed here once before for one night but felt that this was too short so this time we stayed two nights. This worked much better as we were able to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as seeing a good diversity of wildlife on the game drives. Nairobi National Park is an excellent place for viewing both white and black rhino.

We were really impressed with the quality and variety of the food. Each meal was like fine dining in a high-end restaurant.

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Mr. Jeff D
Arrived on: 31-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Emakoko review

We loved The Emakoko.

It was a perfect segway to going on safari. And it was an excellent location right on the Nairobi National Reserve.

Very happy we stayed two nights as we arrived very late on the first day. Even though we arrived very late, Anthony had a lovely dinner waiting for us. Our room was fabulous, located right near the main lodge. Though we had read that the rooms all the way at the top had better views, we feel that those on the lower level, after a long, strenuous flight, had views very similar, and had great views also, and did not require any stair climbing. We really only had one afternoon to enjoy all its features since we were recovering from our long journey to Kenya the day before we arrived. We wish we'd had even more time! The pool was under maintenance so we were not able to experience it on our stay.

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Mr V from Texas
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Two Nights at the Emakoko to Start

We began our safari in Kenya with a two-night stay at the Emakoko at Nairobi National Park. This was a great way to level into the trip and shake off our jet lag. Our BA flight from London did not get into Nairobi until almost 10:00 PM, and by the time we got to the lodge, it was after midnight. Nevertheless, the staff and manager had stayed up to greet us and prepared a light dinner for us. This was definitely a nice touch and a welcome repast.

Our assigned guide, Elizaban, also met us at the airport and drove us to the lodge. As it was low season (late January), there was only one other couple at the lodge, so our game drive the next day was private, and the level of guiding was excellent. The food was uniformly good and the staff was incredibly friendly. Our Safarilink departure the next day was at 10:00 AM, and our guide transported us to Wilson Airport, giving us a mini-game drive en route.

By the time we left, we were well-rested from our long flight schedule from the U.S. Even better, we were already in the safari groove. Staying at the Emakoko was definitely the right call for us and provided a great start to our trip.

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Mr and Mrs P - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Day room at Emakoko

Room and food superb. Unfortunately the journey to and from the airports was too long, very bumpy and dusty. Owner suggested 45 min maximum time to get to International airport and it took an hour and a quarter at least, especially with the extra security checks at airport perimeter

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Tessa
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful introduction to our 2017 safari

We spent two nights at The Emakoko in August 2017. It's a luxurious retreat just at the edge of Nairobi National Park. we were met by our guide at the airport and had short-ish ride across the park at night to get to the Lodge. We were very pleasantly surprised at the diversity of game in the park and in our one day there saw 5 rhino (both black and white) and 2 prides of lions, plus many other species. A trip to the Sheldrick elephant sanctuary in the afternoon completed a great day's safari.

The rooms at The Emakoko were beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable. Food was equally delicious and service great. Highly recommended if you need to spend a night or two in Nairobi.

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Mr C & Mr A - London
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very nice, albeit brief, stay

We stayed here for one night after we arrived in Nairobi and before heading to the Masaai Mara.

Very nice accommodation, lovely staff, good food and very convenient in Nairobi National Park

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Family S from Lonond
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Emakoko review

The Emakoko was the perfect place to start the trip. Rachel, who was managing the place while the owners were away made us feel very much at home.

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