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The Emakoko

Jumia TravelUSD 780*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 1,046*
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Oxford
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So it was our last night after a fantastic trip starting at Mara house in the Mara north conservancy which was very well run by Gilbert Fred and Dixon who makes a mean G&T. Onto lewa then sarara tented camp where we had the most wonderful few days Our expert safari agents J&C voyagers (Julia) got it so right by...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for writing your review! Anthony & Emma

Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a great homey lodge just outside of Nairobi National Park. I stayed here for two nights to relax, visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and see the wildlife of Nairobi National Park. The game drives were amazing. I saw rhino, lots of giraffe, waterbuck, eland, hartebeest, lion, zebra, many bird species and eagles. The hosts Anthony and Emma are...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review and we look forward to meeting you again. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A luxurious lodge with amazing food, and great safari guides. The rooms were very spacious and classy. The bathrooms were amazing, with both showers and luxurious bath. Would highly recommend staying here. Just wished we could have stayed longer!

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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 the lodge. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Pleasantville, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My room and view were really, really something, very special. My driver/guide --Peter was great at his job and knew his stuff and made sure I enjoyed myself. I visited the elephant sanctuary, giraffe sanctuary, had a safari and all were enjoyable beyond belief. They also got me to the airport with time to spare. I would recommend to anyone......

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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 the lodge and Peter and also got a chance to do all the activities on offer. Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Cobham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed here for one night before visiting other destinations in East Africa on safari. We had a lovely welcome from an English lady, who was charming and made us feel v welcome. We had been collected from the airport by a guide who drove us through the National Park where we saw, rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra, ostrich and many...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and apologies for our Hippo not making his appearance. We have had to discourage him of late as he has taken to appearing at the pool during the day, particularly when guests are about to make their way down to the sun loungers! Many thanks, Anthony & Emma

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Positives: The view from the top rooms are incredible. We were in room 10 at the very top and off to the left of the property. The room was very spacious and it had a wall of windows, perfect for taking in the view. The bathroom area was great because it had double sinks, a bathtub that overlooked the landscape,...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and and your very helpful feedback. We have, since your stay looked into the mattresses and have put in a 'pillow top' - so far it seems to be working and I apologise that this was not in place for your stay. We are looking into fans in the rooms, and also screens...

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Meaning, you must go there! I stayed in May 2014. I can't even describe how hospitable the hosts were. We felt so welcome by them and the staff! When we drove in they were all waiting outside to meet us! That was such a lovely reception! The food was AMAZING! You'd pay top dollar for such food in a Nairobi...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - and we are so pleased you enjoyed the lodge and the food. We hope to see you again. Emma & Anthony

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 July 2016

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...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to The Emakoko and for your review. It is always great to have people coming back! Anthony & Emma

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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...

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Emandant, Owner at The Emakoko, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review and we are so pleased that you managed to see one of the main attractions of Nairobi National park - the amazing black Rhino. We hope to see you again. Emma & Anthony

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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...

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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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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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
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $886 - $1,402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you are ambitious and walking not an issue, you can choose a room with amazing views at the top of a large hill - very long staircase.”
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“Room 1 is closest to the main area.”
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“All rooms are great!”
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“Upper level cottages have a slightly better Park view, but requires being fit to get to them.”
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