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The Emakoko
The Emakoko
The Emakoko
The Emakoko
The Emakoko

Reviews of The Emakoko

Wildlife sightings and reviews

74 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Emakoko and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 19 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at The Emakoko.
Lion

82% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

7% success

Zebra

100% success

Black Rhino

89% success

Giraffe

89% success

Buffalo

76% success

Eland

71% success

White Rhino

71% success

Spotted Hyena

67% success

Wildebeest

47% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Striped Hyena

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 74
Duration
Arrival date
Mr F & Mrs B
Preston

"Emakoko Review"

1 night Arrived 25 Jan 2019
"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 ?" See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

2 sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

7 sightings

Mr C & Mr K
Oxon

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 15 Oct 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 15n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

6 sightings

Buffalo

10 sightings

Eland

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

4 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

White Rhino

2 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Dr & Mrs P
London

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 18 Sep 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs M
Carluke

"Nairobi safari"

2 nights Arrived 26 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 2n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

4 sightings

Buffalo

3 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Giraffe

8 sightings

Lion

4 sightings

White Rhino

1 sighting

Zebra

4 sightings

Mrs P
Horsham

"The Emakoko review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Dr H
Sussex

"The Emakoko review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Aug 2018
"Enjoyed the stay here, even though only 1 day game drives.

Saw good number of animals and birds.

Friendly staff" See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

White Rhino

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

The C family
Surrey

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 5 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Poor
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs TM
Bath

"Emakoko second review"

1 night Arrived 28 Jul 2018
"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!" See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Poor
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Zebra

1 sighting

Ms F & co
Sacramento

"Amazing lodge on edge of Nairobi"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jul 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Buffalo

2 sightings

Eland

2 sightings

Giraffe

3 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

White Rhino

1 sighting

Zebra

2 sightings

Mr & Mrs TM
Bath

"Emakoko first review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Jul 2018
"Very flexible and accommodating to our arrival and departure times and our full day itinerary.

Game was limited but it was a great introduction and much better than being in Nairobi as it felt like we were instantly on safari.

And we saw an Aardwolf!" See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Buffalo

3 sightings

Giraffe

6 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

White Rhino

1 sighting

Zebra

3 sightings

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