The Emakoko is a luxury lodge set on 15 acres of land bordering the Nairobi National Park and the Emakoko River. It has been thoughtfully placed in the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River and there are wonderful views over the river and into the Park. Guests gain a boutique bush experience in this intimate property away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Nairobi National Park is a peaceful refuge from the city and The Emakoko allows guests to start and finish their safari in the wildlife environment they have travelled so far to enjoy.


The Emakoko is family-owned and run by Anthony & Emma Childs who pride themselves on offering a unique alternative to Nairobi’s large hotels. Entrance to the lodge is through the National Park so instead of enduring the heavy traffic into the city centre guests can be viewing game in the Park less than 30 minutes after clearing airport Customs.

Designed with a fresh and contemporary decor, the lodge has a low-key and informal feel that allows guests to relax in the beautiful surroundings and escape from the pressures of everyday life.



The luxurious rondavel-style guest rooms have been placed to make the most of the spectacular landscape. There are five rooms at river level – closer to the main areas – and a further five rooms built higher in the hillside with views overlooking the valley and river and into the game park.

Guest rooms are light and airy with attractive furnishings and each has a cosy fireplace, wooden decking and en suite facilities.

There is a pleasant viewing area where guests can relax and enjoy a beer or an Emakoko cocktail with the chance to see the resident hippo, which grazes on the lawns in the early evening or the morning.

In the heat of the day guests can cool off in the attractive pool which has a pleasant setting near the river.



The Emakoko has direct access into the Nairobi National Park and game drives are offered so that guests can view the abundance of flora and fauna in the surrounding area. The Park is renowned for its healthy number of rare Black Rhino and its lion population. It also has leopards and cheetahs, a variety of plains game and over 520 recorded bird species. Game drives are with 4×4 safari vehicles and fully qualified and registered safari guides.

Trips to the nearby Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre can be arranged – as can exhilarating helicopter flights over the plains or even to Mt Kenya.



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SAFARI PACKAGE FULL BOARD (Check in 11h00 & check out 10h00)
01-Jul-23 06-Jan-24 702 USD 134 USD 403 USD
07-Jan-23 06-Jan-24 603 USD 120 USD 359 USD
07-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 678 USD 120 USD 389 USD
01-Apr-24 30-Jun-24 655 USD 120 USD 389 USD
01-Jul-24 04-Jan-25 678 USD 120 USD 389 USD
DAY ROOM (Check in 11h00 & check out 18h00)
01-Jul-23 06-Jan-24 391 USD 67 USD 214 USD
07-Jan-23 06-Jan-24 328 USD 59 USD 192 USD
07-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 371 USD 59 USD 206 USD
01-Apr-24 30-Jun-24 348 USD 59 USD 206 USD
01-Jul-24 04-Jan-25 371 USD 59 USD 206 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.


Safari Package Full Board: Full board accommodation (lunch, dinner and breakfast), Nairobi National Park fees, soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirits, laundry,statutory taxes, shared airport transfers (JKIA and / or Wilson Airport), two game drives in Nairobi National Park and excursions to Giraffe Centre / The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (time permitting).

Day Room: Lunch, dinner, non-luxury drinks, Nairobi National Park fees, 1 game drive or Karen/ Langata excursion, shared transfers to / from JKIA or Wilson Airport


Children 3-4 years pay Park fees only. Child aged 5 – 15 years sharing a room with 2 adults pays above child rates.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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