The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. It is located a short 45 minute drive from either of Nairobi’s airports. The drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of plains game is a superb way to start any East African safari. What better way to start a holiday by supporting the conservation of this unique area and in particular, by supporting the endangered Black Rhino which are prolific in this park.

The Nairobi National Park, despite its proximity to the capital city of Kenya, boasts a spectacular assortment of birds and wildlife, with over 400 species of bird recorded in one day. With an excellent possibility of spotting four of the Big Five, many Nairobi residents find the lodge a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life. By staying at The Emakoko you are directly contributing to the protection and conservation of Nairobi National Park and its wildlife.

Remote, refined and remarkable

Sasha Cork, Cottar’s Safari Services Manager
  • By staying at The Emakoko you are directly contributing to the protection and conservation of the Nairobi National Park and its wildlife, and in particular the endangered Black Rhino which are prolific in this park.
  • The Emakoko also assists rangers with equipment from binoculars to the Rhino Towers which you can see throughout the park. These observation towers are instrumental in assisting our rangers with keeping an eye on wildlife.
  • The Emakoko has supported the local community with the ‘lion lighting scheme’ which is one way in which predators have been deterred from attacking the community Bomas. To date they have ‘lit up’ 14 Bomas in the area.
  • The Embakasi Primary School was started in January 2017 and has a total of 38 children aged from 4 years to 13 years. The school is on 2 acres and finally has solid structures. The lodge has assisted in building structures and supplying stationery along with school desks and teaching aids.
  • The local football team. The Emakoko donates balls, nets, uniforms and shoes to the community in order to encourage sport as much as possible.
Rooms
Ten rooms with five rooms situated at the main level and five built into the cliff face higher up (funicular lift available for higher rooms). Interiors are designed for comfort, from huge, luxurious beds to the black-out curtains and each room has its own private veranda
Bathrooms
All ensuite with strong hot showers and flush toilets
Dinning
Both communal and private tables available in a dining room or out on the verandah
Extras
Swimming pool with a view of the river, large viewing deck & a boutique offers a wealth of treasures all locally crafted in Kenya
Caters To
Families, single travellers and small groups

Supports

Activities

  • Game drives in the Nairobi National Park
  • visit the David Sheldrick wildlife trust
  • Visit the giraffe centre
  • Immerse yourself in Nairobi’s vibrant cultural scene
  • A long morning or evening run in the Kitengela Conservancy