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Couples, Families & Honeymoons
Just a forty-minute remove from the bustle of Nairobi, The Emakoko sits on the southern edge of Nairobi National Park. Here, surrounded on all sides by gazelles, giraffe, buffalo, zebra herds and even prides of lion, guests will find themselves instantly transported to the beauty of the Kenyan Bush.
The Emakoko is the life’s work of Emma and Anthony Childs, a dedicated pair who have built the lodge from the ground up. As a result, the Emakoko exudes a welcoming, family air.
From its local chefs whipping up their very own delicious recipes, to the comfort of reclining in the library after an exhilarating day of game drives, guests will revel in the home-from-home they can experience at The Emakoko. Ten beautifully-appointed bedrooms make up the Lodge, and each comes with a private veranda for non-stop game viewing.
A typical game drive will see guests exploring the spectacular National Park under the guidance of one of the lodge’s extraordinarily knowledgeable guides, including Anthony himself, but the game-viewing doesn’t stop just because you’re back at camp. From the resident lawn-mower (a hippo particularly at ease at The Emakoko) to the occasional baboon visitor, guests will enjoy being firmly ensconced in the local environment.
If you wish to explore beyond the park, guests can enjoy the famous David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, home to its eponymous pachyderm residents, as well as rhino calves, or alternatively head along to the Giraffe Centre, a conservation home for the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. Alternatively, cultural excursions to art and design studios can be arranged.