The concept for The Emakoko was the brainchild of Anthony & Emma Childs – your hosts during your stay. They live on site with their small family and their dedicated team of staff, who are delighted to welcome guests and for whom nothing is too much trouble. With large and comfortable rooms, each with a verandah looking out on to the Park, the Emakoko is deeply committed not only to the local community, but to the preservation and protection of the Park itself with its huge variety of flora and fauna.
Emma & Anthony were both brought up in Kenya and met for the first time opposite the site of the lodge, in the park itself whilst enjoying a legendary Kenyan ‘sundowner’. It is true Serendipity that their dream lodge has been built directly opposite the place where they met. Both of them grew up with a passion for Kenya and for the National Park itself, and it was the result of numerous expeditions into the park and its surroundings which enabled them to find and purchase the perfect location and to generate revenue without intruding into the Park – the lodge is built on private land on the very border of the Park itself.