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Nairobi National Park Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi 00517 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 417 Speciality lodging in Nairobi
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The Emakoko is a 24-bed lodge bordering Nairobi national park, only 45 minutes from all the main city airports & attractions. Access to The Emakoko is only through Nairobi National Park and national park fees are necessary. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wild environment they have travelled to enjoy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids pool
Free airport transportation
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Apexa S wrote a review Nov 2021
14 contributions18 helpful votes
We went there as a large group of friends and the staff themselves were very welcoming and the private house was very nice to chill with a large group. However the hosts felt a bit cold and a bit abrupt to some of our requests. Compared to other places that I have visited in kenya I did not feel the warmth and welcomed atmosphere as could have been created whilst being there as well from the hosts However the food was average. The lunch was a nice spread but the dinner was very limited and breakfast also had limited options with a small selection of fruits, cereal, a muffin and eggs. I would have thought there would be a wider selection of foods and juices on offer. It is definitely a nice place to relax for a night with a group and the sceneries are beautiful. The amenities in the rooms were really nice including a really nice hot shower. However we all found that the beds were not that comfortable. Overall I would return back to emakoko for a getaway
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Anthony Childs, General Manager at The Emakoko
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Thank you for your very detailed review, I do apologise if I came across as a little cold! All the details you have mentioned I will most certainly look into and I look forward to having you back so we can ensure that your stay is exceptional. Thank you, Anthony
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J K wrote a review Nov 2021
Denver, Colorado65 contributions70 helpful votes
This was the second time we have stayed at the Emakoko and this stay was just as wonderful as our first! I knew we were in for an exciting stay when there were 3 Rino's greeting us as we approached the Lodge entrance.... The rooms are large, spacious and comfortable - overlooking the park. Fresh roses complete the finishing touch, no details are missed here. The food is excellent! One in our group was a fairly picky eater, and they catered to our dietary request (beyond expectations). The pork schnitzel was amazing!! We did game drives into the Park with Sammy, complete with an amazing sundowner. He was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and enjoyable to be with. The COVID protocols were excellent. All staff wore masks and everything was spotlessly clean....made us feel quite safe on that front. We are planning a return trip to Kenya and wouldn't stay anywhere else!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Melanie M wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic lodge in Nairobi National Park to stay. You cannot fault anything about Emakoko, from the luxurious comfortable rooms, attentive staff, whole ambiance, and delicious food. Hyrax around lodge all day. Bushybaby and Genet cat around the bar early evening.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Anthony Childs, General Manager at The Emakoko
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your review - lovely to have you here again! Anthony
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klgdvm wrote a review Oct 2021
North Carolina489 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent the first 2 nights of our 2 week Kenyan safari here after a late arrival in Nairobi with a 1 night stay at a hotel closer to the airport. We could have easily stayed longer. Gorgeous, spacious rooms with wildlife viewing from the deck. Fantastic food-more than we could eat, and not for lack of trying! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun, and we had the land cruiser to ourselves. Nairobi NP is definitely worth a day or two, especially if you want to see rhinos. The lounge area was comfortable, nice bar. Covid precautions included temperature checks on arrival, hand sanitizer available, staff wore masks, distancing practiced, and no shared vehicles. And finally, wonderful staff and management- courteous, friendly, attentive. I would return to Kenya just to return to the Emakoko!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Anthony Childs, General Manager at The Emakoko
Responded 2 Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your very detailed and positive review, we loved having you here and are so glad you spent time in the park and got to enjoy our wonderful Rhinos. Thank you, Anthony
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Jeff H wrote a review Sept 2021
San Francisco229 contributions23 helpful votes
Wonderful property right in Nairobi National park - Lots of animals and birds to see right there and with the guide in a LandCruiser - excellent food, service, accommodations and genuinely helpful staff. Especially with all the new and changing hurdles due to COVID- the office staff helped us get why we needed even though it meant a lot of late night / last minute calls and follow up. Only stayed one night between safaris and a continuing trip to Vic Falls and S Africa - but cannot thank everyone enough.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Anthony Childs, General Manager at The Emakoko
Responded 26 Sept 2021
Thank you for your review - it was great to have you here. Yes travelling during COVID can be challenging, I am glad we could help and you managed to continue your safari. We hope to see you again. Anthony
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Emakoko
Which popular attractions are close to The Emakoko?
Nearby attractions include Anselm's Kitengela Hot Glass (4.4 miles), Silole Sanctuary (4.7 miles), and Gateway Mall (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Emakoko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Emakoko?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Emakoko?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Emakoko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Emakoko?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Emakoko have airport transportation?
Yes, The Emakoko offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Emakoko?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Galton-fenzi Memorial (9.4 miles) and Dedan Kimathi Statue (9.5 miles).
Does The Emakoko have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.