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Kenya

The Emakoko

PLAN MY TRIP

Ideally located on the edge of Nairobi National Park, the Emakoko is an intimate and cozy family-run boutique lodge built into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River.

Accommodations at the lodge consist of only ten spacious rooms. There are five rooms on the main level and five built into the cliff face higher up. Each en suite room is designed for ultimate relaxation from the large, comfy bed to the blackout curtains to the snug fireplace. Plus, every room enjoys its own private veranda with chairs, a table, and magnificent views overlooking the national park making this the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a good book.

The lodge is located near Nairobi National Park which encompasses 28,963 acres of land. It is only four miles south of the heart of the city with an electric fence separating the animals from the busy metropolis. In fact, Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen gracing the skyline behind the park making for some amazing photographs. On its southern border, the park is bound by the Mbagathi River which is unfenced and open to the Kitengela Conservation Area. The park has a wide variety of animals including one hundred mammal species. Some of the wildlife found here include Cape buffaloes, baboons, black rhinos, gazelles, cheetah, hartebeest, leopards, Masai lions, elands, impala, giraffes, waterbucks, and many more.

There are plenty of exciting activities available near the lodge. Daily game dries explore Nairobi National Park in comfortable 4×4 vehicles for a better look at the wildlife. The David Sheldrick Trust operates a sanctuary in the park for orphan elephants and rhino calves. These baby animals are hand-reared and then released into secure sanctuaries. With up to 500 permanent and migratory bird species in the area, bird watching is a popular pastime. The Giraffe Center or Karen Blixen Museum are two great ways to pass an afternoon. For an aerial view, guests can arrange a helicopter trip over the world-famous Masai Mara to watch the annual great migrations of wildebeests and zebra, or they can fly over majestic Mount Kenya, the second tallest mountain in Africa. The hotel will be sure to help book these amazing excursions and more.

The main lodge is an open and airy structure with plenty of spots for viewing the park. The hotel is the brainchild of hosts, Anthony and Emma Childs who live on the property with their small family. The refreshing pool is perfect for an afternoon swim. And be on the lookout for the resident hippo who wanders the grounds.

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Kenya

The Emakoko

PLAN MY TRIP

Ideally located on the edge of Nairobi National Park, the Emakoko is an intimate and cozy family-run boutique lodge built into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River.

Accommodations at the lodge consist of only ten spacious rooms. There are five rooms on the main level and five built into the cliff face higher up. Each en suite room is designed for ultimate relaxation from the large, comfy bed to the blackout curtains to the snug fireplace. Plus, every room enjoys its own private veranda with chairs, a table, and magnificent views overlooking the national park making this the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a good book.

The lodge is located near Nairobi National Park which encompasses 28,963 acres of land. It is only four miles south of the heart of the city with an electric fence separating the animals from the busy metropolis. In fact, Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen gracing the skyline behind the park making for some amazing photographs. On its southern border, the park is bound by the Mbagathi River which is unfenced and open to the Kitengela Conservation Area. The park has a wide variety of animals including one hundred mammal species. Some of the wildlife found here include Cape buffaloes, baboons, black rhinos, gazelles, cheetah, hartebeest, leopards, Masai lions, elands, impala, giraffes, waterbucks, and many more.

There are plenty of exciting activities available near the lodge. Daily game dries explore Nairobi National Park in comfortable 4×4 vehicles for a better look at the wildlife. The David Sheldrick Trust operates a sanctuary in the park for orphan elephants and rhino calves. These baby animals are hand-reared and then released into secure sanctuaries. With up to 500 permanent and migratory bird species in the area, bird watching is a popular pastime. The Giraffe Center or Karen Blixen Museum are two great ways to pass an afternoon. For an aerial view, guests can arrange a helicopter trip over the world-famous Masai Mara to watch the annual great migrations of wildebeests and zebra, or they can fly over majestic Mount Kenya, the second tallest mountain in Africa. The hotel will be sure to help book these amazing excursions and more.

The main lodge is an open and airy structure with plenty of spots for viewing the park. The hotel is the brainchild of hosts, Anthony and Emma Childs who live on the property with their small family. The refreshing pool is perfect for an afternoon swim. And be on the lookout for the resident hippo who wanders the grounds.