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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Emakoko is a little gem that sits right on the edge of Nairobi National Park. Although relatively new, it looks and feels like a rustic lodge. Our room was very nicely appointed with a terrace that looked out over a clearing surrounded by trees where monkeys played and other animals passed through. The lodge/dining area is very attractive. Emma and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a night at the Emakoko upon arriving at Nairobi for a safari, and returned the day before our departure. The drive from the airport, perhaps 40 minutes, goes through Nairobi National Park where we saw giraffe, zebra, Hartebeest, lion, ostrich and rhino, among innumerable species of birds. At the end of the road we came to the Emakoko... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Emakoko for two nights and enjoyed every minute. Emma and Anthony were wonderful hosts. The food was excellent and we saw such great wildlife. Highly recommend this to anyone traveling through Nairobi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with family and friends . The service and food was excellent . Rooms and amenities are great . The hosts attentive and welcoming. A cosy bar and real pizza oven on certain days. It feels like you are miles from the hustle and bustle of nairobi as it is in the bush , but you are very close... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it was wonderful to have you here and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Emma & Anthony More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with a weekend stay at the Emakoko for my birthday, and it was fantastic! The Emakoko is perfectly situated in Nairobi National Park and therefore so close to all the wildlife that it has to offer. The lodge itself is gorgeous... well-designed and decorated rooms with balconies that look out over the pool and into the... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we loved having you stay and wish you all the best over the next few months! Emma & Anthony More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at The Emakoko on New Years Eve last year with some family friends (3 of those being primary school aged children) and it was easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Anthony, Emma and many of the staff. We instantly felt welcome and after chatting for... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you see in the New year with us - thank you for your review and we look forward to having you back. Emma & Anthony More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Having stayed here in March with my daughter I was always going to have to return with my wife. This place is just beautiful and has it all - relaxing in the luxuriously appointed rooms or main lounge and dining areas, or sunning it up by the pool, and the lure of the National Park is what makes this location... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is always so lovely when people feel like The Emakoko is a home away from home. We look forward to having you back! Emma & Anthony More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This lodge is located inside the Nairobi Park so, if you are looking for nightlife (other than passing animals) this is not the place for you. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive at the lodge from the main gate through the park and can be a little daunting if you arrive at night like we did. Once you do... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review for us, we are so pleased you enjoyed it here and had no idea that Sylvester had a nick name! Emma & Anthony More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Emakoko is beautiful and charming. The location is wild Africa and yet so close to the capital city. The owners and staff were warm and friendly and fun. Service and cuisine are first class. The rooms are spacious and elegant and throughout the whole lodge, the attention to detail is impressive. Our guide on the game drive was entertaining and... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for your review - it was an honour that you chose us to host your fathers birthday and we look forward to having you back. Emma & Anthony More 

Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is our second trip to the Emakoko, it is truly amazing, nestling on the edge of the Mbarathi river which runs along the border to the Nairobi National park. The rooms which are in individual cottages are huge, comfortable and stylish. The food is really excellent and the hospitality of Emma and Anthony is really first class. The Nairobi... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming back and for your wonderful review. The wildlife in the park is amazing at the moment and we are so pleased that you got to see so much. Emma & Anthony More 

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