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P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
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The Emakoko
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought I'd written a review of this fantastic Lodge/Hotel but had not so excuse the late posting. I travelled here in October 2013 and stayed here for two nights, one night either side of my trip to the Masai Mara. The overnight flight from London to JKIA was a busy flight and we got little or no sleep and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as a special anniversary surprise for my husband. What a fantastic decision! From the moment we arrived, we were utterly charmed by the place.......it's location, the accommodation (huge and luxurious, without being ostentatious), the food, and, last but not least, the whole staff team. Emma and Anton are both friendly, sociable hosts who are easy to talk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This really is a special place! In the heart of the Nairobi National Park there is the prospect of seeing all kinds of wildlife around the facility, including a resident hippo ironically named "Tinker". For those of a nervous disposition do not fear, rangers and Masai are on hand (and in number) at all times of day and night. The... More

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again. Many thanks, Emma & Anthony More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Emma and Anton and their amazing team made our holiday and our wedding, unforgettable. The Emakoko is just gorgeous. From the minute you drive down into the secluded valley and cross the bridge, you're transported to somewhere special. A delicious lime and tangawizi cocktail welcomes you to the lodge...that and the smiles on everyones faces...and Pala the friendly impala. The... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Just returned home from a wonderful wedding at The Emakoko. Fantastic setting, great hosts (in Emma & Anthony), lovely rooms and exquisite food made for a perfect wedding weekend! The visit was topped off with a game drive that took in rhinos and lions.

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Thank you so very much for the review - we were very honoured to have the wedding here and it was wonderful to meet you all. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, Emma & Anthony More

Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I originally asked our travel agent to just book us somewhere near the airport, as we were arriving on the BA London flight fairly late in the evening. She convinced us that Emakoko was worth it for a first night experience and she was absolutely right! We arrived at the airport and made our way through passport and luggage pick... More

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. The Kenya Wildlife Service have been working overtime to ensure that the Rhino's are safe and we hope to be moving through the park again after hours in the near future. Many thanks, Emma & Anthony More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lovely experience at Emakoko. Went for a two night stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city (I'm a Nairobi resident) and left feeling completely refreshed. Beautiful spacious rooms, delicious food, and the hosts (Anton, Emma and Rachel) were super friendly and helpful. All the staff were just wonderful. I'll definitely return for some more R&R!

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on us - we hope to meet you again. Emma & Anthony More

New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Fantastic experience. The only bad thing is that most people don't have enough time there. This is located near the National Park, but is actually sort of an oasis in a lush valley. Emakoko is great for safari, two nights recommended at the least. Unfortunately, I only had one night! Owned by a great couple who lives there with their... More

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you back again one day. Many thanks, Emma & Anthony More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Emakoko is a charming oasis adjacent to the Nairobi National park. It was a pleasant surprise to be able to drive through the park from the airport passing giraffe and rhinos {and skyscrapers in the distance} and then cross a footbridge to our comfortable lodgings. It is an incredible to be minutes from downtown Nairobi and yet feel like you... More

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most helpful review - we thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay with us. Many thanks, Emma & Anthony More

New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had such a wonderful time here! Emma and Anthony were incredible hosts - very warm and kind family oriented vibe! This was our last camp - we were in Tanzania for our honeymoon and came to Nairobi specifically to go to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It was quite a bit of travel to get from Tanzania here but it... More

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for writing a review on The Emakoko, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and your short time in Kenya! Congratulations on your marriage and we hope to see you again sometime. All the best, Emma & Anthony More

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Address: P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Emakoko is a 20 bed lodge bordering Nairobi national park, only 25 minutes from all the main city airports & attractions. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wild environment they have travelled to enjoy. ... more   less 
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