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P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
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The Emakoko
Ranked #2 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at this wonderful, intimate lodge after a long 24 hours+ of travel from the US. To our grateful surprise, they had prepared a delicious light supper for us in front of a glowing, romantic fireplace. All meals were excellent and creative, far surpassing our expectations. The lodge is located on the edge of Nairobi National Park. On our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hotel is located in the boundaries of a national park in Nairobi. It is a great location with outstanding views. Service is wonderful. staff is very friendly and the food was also great. I was pleasantly surprised

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A secluded retreat. Calm, peaceful, feels a million miles from Nairobi. wonderful reception and hosts. Treated like VIP's, nothing too much trouble. The best safari's, with knowledgeable, fun and friendly drivers.

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Lima, Peru
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend with friends, and can only add our voice to the many others who rave about this lovely lodge. The individual bandas (rooms) are huge, with wide terraces overlooking the edge of Nairobi National Park. There are wide windows to further add to the views and feeling of spaciousness. The decor is tasteful and arrangement... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you are spending any time in Nairobi, The Emakoko is the place to be. I cannot think of a better place to end a safari and the NNP is a lovely park to visit. The location was peaceful and beautiful, the food superb and the owners and their remarkable team were friendly and attentive. When I told Anton I... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The first thing that stands out at this lodge is the service, which extends from Anton, the owner, down to every last staff member. It is rare to see a place where all the staff is trained so well. Everyone was so accommodating and attentive and you really feel like you are getting As for the facilities, the rooms are... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After a long voyage from Canada, first time landing on the African continent, not knowing what to expect in general....driving in the pitch dark....the lovely Emakoko lodge and villas were much welcomed. The greeting party of Anton and company (hippo included!) made a nice end to the wild ride through the national park's incredibly bumpy roads known as the African... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not far from the airport, yet another world entirely. Tons of wildlife, fabulous luxury villas. A long hot bath (with views!) was super after our long trip. Free wifi in the lodge. Anton and Emma and the staff are excellent and great fun. Food was delicious and we highly recommend Emakoko if you are flying in or out of Nairobi.... More 

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Houston, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped over at the Emakoko Lodge to acclimatize after our flight from Houston, Texas, for a couple of days before we began our safari on the Mara Plain in southern Kenya. Emakoko is located south of Nairobi into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River, which borders the Nairobi National Park. It is very convenient to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We arrived from a 6 day tented safari, to spend the last few nights of our Kenyan stay near to Nairobi airport, and with the ability to have game drives within Nairobi National park as well. The Emakoko is a luxurious lodge/hotel with large rooms and balconies with wildlife within touching distance. We even had a hippo visit on our... More 

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Address: P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 10

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