The EmakokoThe Emakoko

The Emakoko

From: $650.00

The Emakoko is just 45 minutes from either airport in Nairobi and within the highly underrated Nairobi National Park. Black and White Rhino as well as stunning views from the cottages perched over the gorge. Owner run and managed the lodge is a great place to start your safari.


The Emakoko

Nairobi National Park

Open all year

Perched on the edge of a gorge on the border of Nairobi National Park is The Emakoko. The lodge is completely owner run and managed and this is reflected in the excellent service and attention to detail. At just a 45 minute drive from either of the airports in Nairobi this is definitely the best choice for the start to your safari in East Africa.

The park is  117 km² in size with the Southern boundary being un-fenced allowing for the natural movement of animals and is a highly underrated park. While it may be strange to have a city skyline while on game drive in a national park the landscape and scenery here is quite beautiful.

If it is your dream to see both White and Black Rhino then it is here that you stand the very best chance of seeing both in their natural environment. After a bumpy descent to the lodge a very pretty bridge leads over to the main reception which is both warm and inviting. The lounge, dining area and deck all have magnificent views out over the park.

Cottage Rooms

The Emakoko has 10 rooms of which 5 are close to the main lodge and 5 that are up a steep cliff face and set above the gorge. While these may not be easy to get to their views more than make up for the effort to get to them. Views over the park are fantastic.

A pair of cottages has adjoining rooms that is ideal as a family unit. There is also now a private house with two double rooms and extra beds can be added.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya.

For budget accommodation in Nairobi make a booking at Wildebeest Camp.

An alternative is Hemingways Nairobi and you could combine this with Karen Blixen Camp or Entumoto Main Camp.

Read more about the orphan animals at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and adopt for yourself.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly in to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Egypt Air, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways.

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your safari representative for the 45 minute drive to the lodge.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us, we’ll make sure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Excursions to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Center (excludes entrance fees’)
  • National Park fees’ valid for 24 hours



  • Premium brand drinks
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

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