Nairobi National Park – The Ultimate Guide 2022

The Emakoko

The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. It is located a short 45 minute drive either of Nairobi’s airports, the drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of plains game is a superb way to start any East African safari, what better way to start a holiday by supporting the conservation of this unique area and in particular, by supporting the endangered Black Rhino which are prolific in the Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi National Park, despite its proximity to the capital city of Kenya, it boasts a spectacular assortment of birds and wildlife. With an excellent possibility of spotting four of the big five, many Nairobi residents find the lodge a perfect antidote to the hustle of city life, by staying at The Emakoko you are directly contributing to the protection and the conservation of Nairobi National Park and its wildlife.

Emakoko offers an exclusive and personal environment for the guests to enjoy, Emakoko has 10 rooms which offers an exclusive and personal environment for the guests to enjoy the five rooms are situated at the main level and five built into the cliff face higher up, the climb to the upper rooms is worth it for the spectacular views, the rooms designs and the interiors are designed for comfort, from huge, luxurious beds to the black-out curtains, each room has got a private veranda.

The Emakoko
The Emakoko

Activities done in The Emakoko Nairobi national park.

The Emakoko is the perfect place, at times the silence can be almost deafening during the day, and the nights are often filled with distant noises of wild animals going about their nocturnal business. At Emakoko, you take a private game drive into one of the most unique game parks in the world, Nairobi National Park or visit the communities that border it. Otherwise an excursion into Nairobi to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, along run in the Kitengela conservancy, to stretch those legs is also one of the many options.

Game drives.

The Emakoko is situated on the Nairobi park boundary and there is direct access into the park, this is where the game driving takes place. The Emakoko has 4 Toyota Land Cruisers, converted especially for game viewing, the guests are also KPSGA qualified and have a huge amount of knowledge on the flora and fauna in the area. Nairobi National Park is famous for its very healthy black Rhino population and is renowned for very close encounters with lions.


The Emakoko is fortunate to be place in a such an incredible location, with the National park on one side and the Kitengela conservation area on the other, it means that there is an open and some of the nicest running routes in Nairobi. The lodge is surrounded by the community grazing land which spills over into the park, here the wildlife and domestic mingle together and walks amongst giraffe, eland, impala, gazelles are  breath taking which gives the best memories to the tourists during hiking activity.


During your visit at Emakoko, you can take your time and move around Nairobi which is just around the corner for those who need to get last minute items through the boutiques are fully stocked, you can take any of the local shopping areas in Nairobi, with the help of the driver guides that help you in the understanding the art of bargaining.

Private safaris.

The Emakoko, offers a unique safari stop over experience in Nairobi, is pleased to offer the safaris and private guided safaris. There are many magical places you can visit in the magnificent country, and Emma and Anthony have lived and worked in some of the most beautiful places that Kenya has to offer, their knowledge and experiences of Kenya, coupled with their  passion for conservation, ensure that their new safari itineraries take you to places that have the most significant positive impact on conservation in Kenya, these focus many on conservation that is ‘’community’’ based and aims to involve local communities in projects.

Special Thing.

During your time at Emakoko there is David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is the most unique elephant and rhino relocation program in the world, based in Nairobi, The Sheldrick Trust opens its doors to the public to view the orphans between 11am to 12pm.

The Emakoko
The Emakoko

The Giraffe Center is also just around the corner home to the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. The center is open between 9 am to 5pm, and gives visitors a chance to interact with the giraffes.

Both the Sheldrick trust and Giraffe center allows the guests to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures, an absolute must for anyone passing through Nairobi.

The food.

Emakoko lodge has got all kinds  of the menus in order to meet the guests’ desire, the menus range from the British, French influences to Thai and Indian, all of which are carefully put together to ensure that even the most conservative eater will be delighted.

How to get to Emakoko Lodge.

The Emakoko is a 45 minute drive from either Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Wilson Airport and a similar distance from the city center, a shared, courtesy shuttle is available.

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