The Emakoko, Nairobi National Park Safari Lodge
Just 25 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International, Wilson Airport and the city centre, The Emakoko is a 20-bed luxury lodge adjoining and overlooking Nairobi National Park. Built into the side of the valley, you have incredible views out over the river and park itself, which is home to the Big 5 and a great variety of wildlife and birds.
* The Emakoko Highlights
- ∞Just 25 mins from Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airports
- ∞25 mins from Nairobi city centre
- ∞Great start and end stay to your East African safari
- ∞Game-viewing of Big 5 and many other game and birds
- ∞Superb views over the river and Nairobi National Park
- ∞Complimentary shared shuttles to both airports
- ∞Many local attractions nearby
- ∞On-site beauty treatments available
More about this accommodation
Owner run by the Childs family, The Emakoko is situated on 15 acres of indigenous bushveld. Quiet and remote, it offers the best of both worlds: close to nature and close to the city.
There are only 10 open-plan luxury cottages, all en-suite (bath and separate shower) with enviable views out over the river and Nairobi National Park. Each room has a cosy fireplace for chilly winter nights, and spacious outside decks to enjoy summer evenings. There are some double units and four of the rooms are suitable for families.
There’s a relaxing lounge, bar and dining area with a fireplace and veranda offering excellent views out over the river and park. You can cool down in the inviting pool on hot summer days. Internet access and mobile phone networks are available. The menu is varied and delicious and special dietary requests are available by prior arrangement.
Game drives – day and night – enable you to experience the wildlife and beauty of the Nairobi National Park. Visits to the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Safari Walk and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage can be easily arranged. Need a shopping fix? Nairobi has some excellent shopping as well as unique craft markets. You can also enjoy visits to local community villages, sundowners and helicopter rides over the Park (additional cost).
The Emakoko is a 25-minute drive from either Jomo Kenayatta International Airport or Wilson Airport and a similar distance from town centre. A shared, courtesy shuttle is available.
Our Take on The Emakoko
What a great way to start or end your safari? Within 25 minutes of clearing customs, you can be game viewing, a stone’s throw from Nairobi City Centre. While not a huge park or anything like the famous Maasai Mara or game-rich Laikipia, it’s a good ‘appetiser’ for your East African safari: it's well-run, well-positioned and very welcoming; a great choice for a one or two nights’ stopover.
- ∞All shared airstrip transfers (Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)
- ∞All meals and accommodation
- ∞Two game drives daily
- ∞Excursions to Giraffe Centre and / or The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (time permitting. All entrance charges account direct).
- ∞Soft drinks, beer, non-premium wine, internet access and laundry
- xDaily park fees (if staying longer than 24 hours
- xPremium-branded drinks and wines, champagne
- xItems of a personal nature
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.