The Emakoko

Reviews of The Emakoko

Excellent(98%) From 37 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 37 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.
Mrs. Fletcher from Costa Mesa
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Relaxing Stay at The Emakoko

We thoroughly enjoyed our stays at The Emakoko, both before and after our Maasai Mara safari. The lodge is beautiful and the service and food impeccable. Peter was an excellent guide on our game drive and helped us spot rhinos, which we were unable to see in the Mara.

We wish we could have enjoyed a longer stay at The Emakoko as it was so relaxing. I would encourage future guests to consider an extended stay as the experience makes for a lovely retreat. We look forward to an opportunity to return.

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Mr and Mrs F from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

The camp was really nice and we got a lovely welcome after a long trip from England.

The only thing that went wrong was the pick up the driver was not there when we came out , which was very disappointing , and then when we did find him he told us he was there all the time . ( we had gone up and down to look for him )

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Expert Africa comments

The Emakoko has responded to this feedback and say they are very pleased that Mr and Mrs F enjoyed their stay, but they totally understand why they were upset, as they had every reason to be. They have talked this through in detail with their driver, whose parking ticket shows he was indeed at the airport, so they cannot understand why they missed each other. They do however say that in the somewhat chaotic atmosphere in the arrivals area, it can sometimes be difficult for drivers and travellers to connect immediately.

They sincerely apologise if their driver didn’t make himself as visible as necessary and stress they will make even greater efforts in future to be at the front of the crowd and holding their passengers’ name boards high. And we would stress that any travellers who are concerned that their driver is not there to meet them should call their lodge or camp with the numbers we provide in our pre-departure travel documents. Happily, it’s a very rare problem.

Dr P. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

Camp very good as was guide. Traffic problems getting to domestic airport next day very bad so maybe not a good idea after all to stay there.

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NJW from Montreal, Canada
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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What a way to end a trip!

I hesitated on booking the Emakoko as it is quite an expensive choice for Nairobi but I am very pleased I went! The property is spectacular and having a chance to visit NNP, albeit in the rain, was great. The rooms are beautiful, although I was quite happy to be on the lower level avoiding the stairs. But if you dont mind the climb, the views from the upper rooms are stunning and well worth it!

I really loved the common areas at the Emakoko, perhaps more than anywhere I have been. There are small areas-sofas, chairs, fireplaces etc. making it easy to be on your own, or to hang out as a group. With the fireplaces lit at night, the atmosphere was wonderful. I was sad I was only there for a night. Emma and Anton, the camp owners, went out of thier way to entertain me and Anton and I had a great adventure during the day visiting a local artist community. He was also very accommodating at helping me photograph one of my favourite reptiles, introducing me to my first Jackson's chameleon.

The lodge is a wonderful place to book as a day room if you have a late flight out of Nairobi and the drive to the airport, partly through the national park, is much more peaceful than through the city streets. Looking forward to returning.

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Mr G. from Falmouth
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

Great

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Mr G. from Falmouth
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic Food, lovely Lodge

The Emakoko is a great place to relax before a safari, Emma and Anton are great hosts , food is superb, in a lovely position

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Mr H, Johannesburg
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

A real hidden gem, could have spent a full day here easily.

The owners were very friendly, quality of accomodation was fantastic and food was also excellent

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Mr and Mrs B, Essex, UK
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 0 nights
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The Emakoko review

As before - a good way to wind up a happy safari.

[Ed: see their comments of the Emakoko from their first visit there, at the start of their trip, below. ]

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Mr and Mrs S, Herts, UK
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 0 nights
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Good for day rooms

Excellent location and facilities, and we were made to feel very welcome to use the rooms while we were waiting to go to the airport.

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Miss S and Mr P, Suffolk, UK
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 0 nights
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The Emakoko (2)

We have put good for the food this time because although the lunch was excellent the evening meal of lamb was quite tough and fatty. And the starter of halloumi in puff pastry didn't really work. Otherwise everything else was excellent.

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