Nestled into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River, The Emakoko is a family owned and managed lodge only a short distance from Nairobi city. Boasting 10 private rooms fashioned with elegant modern decor, this African retreat is the perfect place to begin or end an epic luxury Kenya safari.

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Named after a river that flows into the Mbagathi, The Emakoko is a luxurious lodge is set on the outskirts of Nairobi National Park, only a short distance from the city. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by hosts Emma and Anthony Childs, Nairobi locals who live on site with their small family and team of dedicated staff and who graciously treat every new guest as if they were old friends. Each of the 10 cottages at The Emakoko is elegantly designed with modern decor that is comfortable and luxurious. Rooms are equipped with the modern conveniences while retaining the feeling of a private home. With picturesque views overlooking the river and valley, The Emakoko is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and take in the wild of Kenya.

The main lodge at The Emakoko is an open and informal congregation area where the indoors seamlessly blend with the out. Here, guests are invited to melt away their worries with creative cocktails and poolside coffees, as well as delectable meals. The Emakoko offers unique and creative dishes to suit any desire or dietary need. Guests can even bring their own recipes for the kitchen to prepare and can enjoy the rewards in the spacious dining room or request a private meal anywhere on the lodge grounds.

Visitors benefit from a variety of activities at The Emakoko, from daily game drives to community visits. Despite its bush setting, one of the most unique aspects of The Emakoko is its proximity Nairobi. Within 15 minutes of clearing customs, guests can be settled into The Emakoko and viewing game in the surrounding Nairobi National Park, watching prides of lions, rhino, or herds of giraffe crossing their path. Venturing into Nairobi National Park promises a spectacular assortment of birds and wildlife, including over 400 species of bird and an excellent chance of spotting four of the Big Five in a single day. Also nearby is the Sheldrick Trust and Giraffe Center wildlife facilities, as well as the frenetic shopping of Nairobi. Guests can certainly opt for a day excursion into the city, but most find The Emakoko the perfect antidote to the bustle of city life.

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