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The Emakoko

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P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
The Emakoko
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Onoway, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here from 6 days safari to wind down before our long journey home. We where greeted warmly when we arrived by Rachel and her staff. We where shown to our room on the ground level(thank goodness) didn't fancy the long hike up to the upper ones, I'm sure the view would be stunning though. The room was huge... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and comments about the fish dish. I must admit I am no fan of fish and this is quote possibly the only fish recipe that I will eat - I am glad you felt the same way. Sorry we missed you. Emma & Anthony More 

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend only stayed at Emakoko for 1 night at the end of our trip to Kenya as we did not need to fly back to England until the day after. From the moment we landed in Nairobi the whole experience was fantastic. Our driver was at the airport to meet us and explained to us what we... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and the food so much and am sorry that we were not there to meet you. Thank you for writing in! Emma & Anthony More 

Cairo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have just enjoyed a second visit to the Emakoko where I had the most lovely, if short, stay. I was very well looked after by Rachael and made to feel very welcome as the only solo traveller at the lodge at the time. I had asked for a room at the top of the hill and it was a... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, yes the top rooms are quite a hike but totally worth it for the views. I am so pleased you enjoyed your return! Thanks, Emma & Anthony More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our short visit to Nairobi was for a wedding. We decided to book into Emakoko for two nights before returning to the UK. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature at its best. The accomodation and staff were exceptional along with 5 star food you could not ask for any more. The Locum manager Momma Rachael at... More 

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Emandant, Manager at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and I am so pleased you enjoyed the company of Mama Rachel! Sorry we missed you and I hope the wedding was a success. All the best, Emma & Anthony More 

Edwards, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The drive through Nairobi National Park to Emakoko can seem long, hot and dusty, but once you arrive there it is like another reviewer said, an oasis. The hosts could not be friendlier, the staff attentive and very helpful and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. We stayed here on our way out of Nairobi several years ago and... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for review and I am so sorry that the food was not up to our usual standards - what a shame! Thank you for coming back and I do hope if you come back to Kenya again that you will consider The Emakoko. Emma & Anthony More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Nairobi National Park is often overlooked by tourists, who land at JKIA and then head straight off to the Mara. If you do this, you are missing out on one of the best kept secrets in Kenya. The Emakoko Lodge is amazing, situated on the bank of the Athi River, accessed from the Nairobi National Park via a foot... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the par - it is as you say one of Kenya's best kept secrets. We look forward to having you back! Emma & Anthony More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having journeyed through the park to reach the lodge we took the opportunity to tour the park on a self drive game drive.before lunch. The game drive proved as exciting as the lodge itself. The rooms are spectacular, overlooking the valley, the ambiance of the lodge equally special, with the communal bar and lounge areas tastefully decorated and furnished. The... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review - it was lovely having you stay! Emma & Anthony More 

Naivasha, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We came here for a girls night, and had the hotel to ourselves. It was amazing! Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was great, and it is a gorgeous place. I already have, and would definitely recommend it to others.

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your girls night! Emma & Anthony More 

Northamptonshire
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I cant say enough great things about this place. I am a tour operator with Opulent Africa so I visited partly for work reasons but took my family with me and we all loved it! The lodge is totally unique so hard to compare with the other Nairobi properties but I think it offers excellent value for money if you... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and extra tips! Many thanks, Emma & Anthony More 

Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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64 hotel reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I stayed twice at Emakoko recently, once with my son and once with my wife. It really is a quality destination that will please anyone that stays there. Nairobi National park is quite close to Nairobi airport and Emakoko is adjacent to the National Park. We flew in at 6am and the driver/guide picked us up. After a little trip... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - we loved having you and your family here and hope to see you again! Emma & Anthony More 

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