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The Emakoko

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P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Emakoko was an excellent choice for a weekend out, from the hectic city. We arrived at the Emakoko in the evening through the main gate of the Nairobi National park enroute a game drive, though it was hot and dusty. We were received well by the host Emma and check in was a breeze. The cold towel was refreshing... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely having you here and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Karibuni tena! Anthony & Emma More 

Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

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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96 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Conroe, Texas
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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