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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 51-60 of 74
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs F
Herts

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 27 Jun 2015
"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 )" See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mr G
Falmouth

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 19 Oct 2014
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr G
Falmouth

"Fantastic Food, lovely Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2014
"The Emakoko is a great place to relax before a safari, Emma and Anton are great hosts , food is superb, in a lovely position" See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Terrible
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr H
Johannesburg

"The Emakoko review"

1 night Arrived 1 Aug 2014
"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" See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Dorset

"A restful day at Emakoko"

0 night Arrived 29 Jul 2014
"Our day at Emakoko was very restful and helped us to prepare for the night flight home.

We were very grateful to have our boarding passes printed out for us." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs J
Surrey

"The Emakoko review"

0 night Arrived 29 Jul 2014
"Final day comments included in the remarks on the first visit [Ed: see below!] - I am amazed that the management did so much for us when we were only booked in for a day room en route to the airport - it was the most wonderful end to the holiday - we all just wish we could have stayed longer
" See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Colchester

"The Emakoko review"

0 night Arrived 29 Jul 2014
"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. ]" See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Mrs AS
Herts

"Good for day rooms"

0 night Arrived 29 Jul 2014
"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." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Miss S & Mr P
Suffolk

"The Emakoko (2)"

0 night Arrived 29 Jul 2014
"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." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Miss S & Mr P
Suffolk

"The Emakoko"

1 night Arrived 23 Jul 2014
"Arriving at The Emakoko was a perfect way to start our week in Africa. A very warm welcome and a late supper prepared for us on our arrival.

Nothing was too much trouble." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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74 reviews of The Emakoko by travellers since August 2007
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