I spend too many bed nights every year in Luxury Hotels to be easily overwhelmed and my jaded hotel experiences dont lend themselves to an ecstatic review. This is the exception. The new Emakoko Safari Lodge, neatly juxtapositioned between Nairobi airport and the town is something very very special. Small, very luxurious and ideally positioned on the edge of the Nairobi Game Park it is the ideal start to a safari holiday or break if you are working in Nairobi.
The hosts, Emma and Anthony Childs, are experienced safari camp mnagers enthused by their own lodge, The food is excellent. Coming off the late London BA flight, we were greeted by a wonderful soup and cold antipasto. Next day breakfast and dinner were simple but to a rather higher standard than we have found in other game lodges, The individual chalets were enormous and looked out over the Nairobi Game Park. Everything was of a high standard and all of the staff were friendly and efficient. The Nairobi Game Park is generally underestimated. Emma and Anthony's knowledgable guide pointed us to a very wide variety of animals. The park is compact and affords an ideal first safari experience. We.have stayed at The Giraffe Manor and Waine;s before. Both are good but this is something else. We cannot recommend it too highly.