Fodor's Expert Review The Emakoko

Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

A 45-minute drive from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a luxurious paradise bush lodge in a seemingly remote and hidden valley. In earshot of the roars of the Nairobi lions, the Emakoko offers spacious, beautifully designed rooms with huge verandahs built into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River. Game drives are included in the room price. The owners are experts on Kenya and its wildlife and could be the best advisors you encounter on any of your travels. It is also easily accessible for visits to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see baby elephants or the Giraffe Centre. The lodge bar and communal dining area overlooking the swimming pool is a good place to relax after the rigors of a long flight.


  • close to both of Nairobi's airports, but in a remote area
  • dinner by the pool is a starlit experience
  • log fires in the rooms turn cooler nights into sheer romance


  • windows and doors might have to be closed because of monkeys
  • the upper-level rooms are reached by steps
  • the access road is steep and tricky for drivers




Phones: 0724-156–044


10 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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