What a gem deep in the valley on the boundary of Nairobi national park,we traveled to this marvelous establishment after reading the wonderful reviews and consulting a couple of friends with first hand knowledge concerning African/Kenyan safari.We settled for it given the location after so many advisories against travel to Kenya by our government and probably others.
The location I think is the most secure in Nairobi and you get to view wildlife from half an hour so drive from the airport and in the big 5 group of animals it is only the ellies that are not found in this park.The staff very friendly and willing to help,the hosts were exceptional(Sisa and Henry who were standing in for the usual ones I think Anthony and Emma) and the food was like no any other needles to describe the room(sparkling with the Victorian bath).
One drawback however was the driver we had,his name was Elziban or something like that,this fellow was forever on his phone and had no time for us,he had 2 handsets that were ringing every now and then and he didn't mind picking them even on the highway from the airport and it was so scary seeing how fast the traffic was!and he couldn't also answer most of our questions even during the drive because of his phones and that didn't go down well since he was too casual and seemed to be in haste most of the time!We will surely return but please give us a better Guide/Driver
- 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