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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I heard about the Emakoko from a colleague who couldn't help but rant and rave about the place. Turns out they were right, I haven't shut up about it since my stay. The Emakoko truly is a wonderful find. Emma and Anthony have clearly used all their experience to create a lodge that, to me, is one of a kind... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Please email us through the website and I can send you the recipe. Emma & Anthony More 

Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here one night before we left for our safari in Tanzania. I was surprised how close we were to the airport but it felt like a different world. We arrived late in the evening and Anthony was nice enough to have dinner and drinks prepared for us. We did an early morning drive before... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you liked it and saw so many Rhino in the park - they are a huge asset. Thank you! Emma & Anthony More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

For those who did not, or do not, want to schlep into the City from either Nairobi Int'l (Njomo Kenyatta) or Wilson Airport - like us - as we flew into Wilson, but did not fly (ex-Nairobi) on the next stage of our Itinerary, until the next morning - this proved a brilliant find, a real surprise, and an absolute... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very detailed review! We are desperately trying to improve our wifi which appears to be a challenge - hopefully it will be faster and not quite so intermittent in the next day or so. Once again thank you for taking the time to write this and for coming to stay. Anthony & Emma More 

Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is a lovely lodge run with great enthusiasm by Emma and Anton. We stayed here for 1 night plus a full day prior to our return to the UK. We had a lovely game drive in the evening the day of our arrival and had sundowners with 5 rhino. Also a lovely walk the evening of our departure. The... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing in and I am glad you enjoyed our food. Wonderful that you saw 5 Rhino too! Anthony & Emma More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A lodge in the heart of Nairobi national park, with fantastic lodging, wonderful food, friendly hosts and incredible ambience. If you're in Nairobi for just a weekend, and want to come close to the animals in Africa, the park has lions, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes and all types of African animals, except for cheetahs and elephants. And Emakoko is a wonderful... 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 liked our home! Anthony & Emma More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Part of my job entails me to stay in hotels for the large part of my year, but none of the 5* hotels that i have stayed in is comparable to this place! The place is EXACTLY like what you see in the photos, and the lodge offers excellent and personable service, with crazy-good guides that spot animals faster than... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you liked our team. We look forward to having you back. Anthony & Emma More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Nairobi National Park is a truly remarkable place. As the city grew rapidly from nothing at the end of the 19th century, this originally wild place is now one of Africa's major cities. But a piece of far-sighted city planning meant that a tract of wilderness has been preserved right next to the skyscrapers, airports and congested traffic, a place... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you liked Nairobi National park and the lodge and thank you for writing such a wonderful and detailed review. We hope to see you again. Anthony & Emma More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Tasteful & stylish, a unique setting, huge decadent peaceful rooms, stunning scenery, amazing food, incredible staff & service, lions roaring across the river through the most amazing, indulgent dinner - what's not to love? And in case that wasn't enough to make this my dream stay it's a lodge that has the most fabulous attention to detail & blends into... More 

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Anthony & Emma More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The perfect place, set in a wonderful setting and with wonderful hosts. Not to mention the outstanding food. I can't rate this high enough! Some of the rooms are up the side of a cliff, but they are definitely worth the hike!

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we love the views from the top but yes it certainly is a hike! Anthony & Emma More 

Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My daughter (25) and I went there for one night. We had a nice game drive the whole day and ended up at the lodge at around 6 pm. We were met by the hosts at the parking and followed all the way to the lovely cabin by the staff. Everybody, and I really mean every person we met during... More 

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Thank you for your review and I hope we see you again. Anthony & Emma More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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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 00517, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $617 - $1,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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