Arriving late evening into Nairobi airport from London, Emakoko was the perfect first stop to our African adventure. On the short drive to the lodge through the Nairobi national park from the airport we were lucky to see the first glimpse of the African wildlife through the headlights on the jeep. It was quite surreal to be in this wonderful environment within minutes of touching down at Nairobi airport! Despite the late hour our host and the staff were there to greet us with a refreshing drink and a warm welcome. It's hard to believe this beautiful lodge nestled down close to the river is such a short drive from Nairobi City with the Cape buffalo dozing under the veranda, giraffe grazing on the nearby trees and a friendly impala watching from the side of the pool as we took an early morning dip!
This was my first visit to Africa and couldn't have asked for a nicer introduction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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