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Owner run and operated, the story of The Emakoko.

With their commitment to sharing the romance of Africa with their guests, Anthony and Emma Childs welcomes you to your home-away-from-home in Kenya’s oldest National Park. Supported by their dedicated staff and grounded by their children, the Childs will transport you to an experience unlike any other at The Emakoko.

Your stay at The Emakoko

Choose between our luxury Cliff Suites, River Suites, or our Private House. Make yourself at home.

Luxury Suites

The Emakoko features 10 safari suites of which 5 are positioned against the cliff and 5 along the lower river bed. While our Cliff Suites boast remarkable views, our River Suites are ideal for guests who prefer to be in closer proximity to the main lodge area.

The Private House

Our exclusive-use safari villa features two ensuite bedrooms, a shared living area, and a private pool, making it the perfect option for families or friends. Its elevated position offers panoramic views and seclusion.

Uncover the best of both worlds, nature in the city.

Prolific for its unique location bordering Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi National Park is both the oldest and smallest park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the park is home to predators including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena as well as other large mammals such as buffalo, black rhino and giraffe. Located a short 45-minute drive from Nairobi’s major airports, The Emakoko is the ideal alternative to a city hotel when traveling to Kenya.

Experience total relaxation and ultimate adventure.

Our unique location makes our experience offering as vast as our landscapes. From private game drives and city day trips to leisurely days next to our swimming pool and in-room massages, we invite you to enjoy the best of both safari and city at The Emakoko.

Touching the community and protecting our wildlife.

Owners, Anthony and Emma Childs have placed great emphasis on creating a culture of sustainable tourism within their business. The Emakoko facilitates independent Community Outreach projects and aids The Kenya Wildlife Service in support of protecting Kenya’s endangered Black Rhino through conservation fees.

Discover the essence of The Emakoko

Life on the edge

A home, rather than a destination, we strive to bring you excellence in hospitality.

Discover our stories from the edge

Discover our exciting field notes, guest stories, and the latest developments from our life at The Emakoko.

2 Years on

On the 11th of March 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What happened over the next two years was beyond comprehension.

Happy New Year

And so the extraordinary year of 2020 has finally drawn to a close. I have never been so happy to see the end of one year.

The end of 2021

Another year has gone by and wow, what a year it has been. It has been very long, very worrying and very tiring.

“Fantastic lodge in Nairobi National Park to stay. You cannot fault anything about Emakoko, from the luxurious comfortable rooms, attentive staff, whole ambiance, and delicious food. Hyrax around lodge all day. Bushybaby and Genet cat around the bar early evening.”

“The hotel is stunning and tastefully decorated. Incredible location, amazing views! Oh the food is excellent! Very friendly and welcoming staff. Anton was a gracious host. They certainly do have a personal touch. The rooms are huge and quiet! Excellent place for a getaway. Totally loved it!”

“Fantastic lodge in Nairobi National Park to stay. You cannot fault anything about Emakoko, from the luxurious comfortable rooms, attentive staff, whole ambiance, and delicious food. Hyrax around lodge all day. Bushybaby and Genet cat around the bar early evening.”

“The hotel is stunning and tastefully decorated. Incredible location, amazing views! Oh the food is excellent! Very friendly and welcoming staff. Anton was a gracious host. They certainly do have a personal touch. The rooms are huge and quiet! Excellent place for a getaway. Totally loved it!”