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Stamford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed another wonderful stay at The Emakoko. Can't say enough good things about the location, the main facility, our room, the wonderful and warm staff and the amazing owners, Emma and Anton. They joined us for a excellent dinner and it was like we had just been there instead of 3 years ago. It was fun to "catch up" as... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning from a super time in the Seychelles we were delighted to experience something different at Emakoko. We were met at the international airport by our driver Rashid who was also our guide on safari drives. When we got to the lodge, we were once again blown away. What a beautiful setting! The design of the lodge and the rooms... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights at The Emakoko, looking for a break from urban Nairobi. Aside from the obviously spectacular setting and journey through the National Park, the stay was really made special by the owners and staff. We were made to feel truly welcome from the moment we arrived and were served great food... More 

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and sorry that you were stuck in the mud! Anton & Emma More 

Rockville, MD
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54 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a day room at this stunning property and enjoyed as much as we possibly could during our time there before heading to the airport for our late evening flight. Rashid was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable and showed us as much wildlife as possible. We had never been to the Nairobi National Park and were greatly impressed... More 

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the park - it is perhaps Nairobi's best kept secret! We look forward to hosting you again. Anton & Emma More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say that my experience in the Emakoko was breathtaking. I had a limited time in Kenya due to a business visit and i believe in one day i got the best experience of Kenya that anyone can have in such a short visit Although first hand you might think that the price is a little expensive however... More 

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Anthony C, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Enormous apologies for the dietary mistake and I hope we see you again! Anton & Emma More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to spend one night in Nairobi before flying home in order to squeeze a visit to the David Sheldrick Sanctuary to visit our foster elephant. If you need an "overnighter" in Nairobi, then the Emakoko is the place to stay. It is comfortable, friendly, well organised and the food is delicious. Don't research anywhere else!

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Emma & Anthony More 

UK
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Amazing little getaway from nairobi it gives you a taste of the safari. Food was excellent and really nicely made> Only issue was the entrance to the place which is not well shown and has some challenging rocks to drive through to get there. A bit disappointed that as soon as we left for our morning game drive the room... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The road is terrible at the moment and we along with the Kenya Wildlife Service are trying to rectify this. We always make up / turn down the rooms when ever a guest is out, this is by no means meant to imply that you cannot use it anymore and I am sorry... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The place is super duper awesome, with very obvious attention to small details and quality. Good job! The staff are very friendly and professionals. And the best part, is that the owner/manager of the place is always there, hands-on and on top of things. I recommend this place to all, you don't have to look around.

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Emandant, Manager at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we loved having you! Anthony & Emma More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

On the recommendation of a personal friend I chose the Emakoko as an overnight destination to give myself and my five year old son our first taste of African wildlife. With only a limited window available in our busy schedule spent mainly in the Nairobi slums working on my football foundation projects, We were looking for somewhere within easy reach... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are sorry to have missed you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and that everyone looked after you both - wonderful to see so much game! Anthony & Emma More 

Ilminster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We stayed at the Emakoko for the first overnight of our two week safari, having flown in early morning. We were met at the airport by Elisaban, one of the guides who was delightful and extremely knowledgeable. We had a lovely game drive through the park, arriving for lunch which was delicious. After a couple of hours rest we were... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Anthony & Emma More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about The Emakoko

Address: P.O.Box 738 | Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi GP 00517, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $628 - $1,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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