12 Guests, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Beds, 6 Bathrooms
Located in a river bend within Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Emboo River is the perfect spot for the your dream safari. It is the first fully sustainable lodge in the Maasai Mara and beyond… allowing you to enjoy a holiday in the midst of nature, while positively contributing to this unique environment and community. Travelling while only leaving a positive impact behind; Now that’s true luxury!
From its launch Emboo River went all in on sustainability and rethought every aspect of its operations, applying innovation and technology to create carbon neutral safaris. Emboo River’s game drives are literally running on sunshine. The full fleet of electric safari vehicles allows you to approach your favourite animals without disturbing them with air or sound pollution. Instead it feels like you are gliding through the savanna while listening to the sounds of birds and enjoying the scents of the grasslands.
Your game drives start as soon as you jump into the electric vehicles, because there is wildlife all around the lodge and sometimes even inside the lodge. Emboo River is not fenced in order to blend in with nature. Emboo River is a boutique lodge with only a few guest rooms, so the guides and other team members will check in with you regularly to plan the day ahead. Feel like a full day game drive with packed breakfast or prefer to sleep in? It’s up to you.
In between game drives, you can enjoy delicious farm to fork meals with organic ingredients from Emboo River’s own garden. Meals are served on hidden spots around the property or during your game drives in the bush. Sundowner drinks with cocktails and mocktails, followed by Maasai stories around the camp fire are the perfect way to wrap the day.
Feel like relaxing even more? Visit Emboo River’s spa, read a book in the lounge (which has WiFi) or take a dip in the natural swimming pool. A swimming pool with no chlorine, no salts, no chemicals… That’s refreshing!
Guests are also invited to plant trees as part of Emboo River’s programme ‘Rooting for our Future’, engage with the Maasai community, venture out on a bush walk, Maasai Warrior training, bird watching or balloon safari excursion.
Your room offers floor-to-ceiling views over the river, allowing you to spot wildlife from your bed. Your room’s furniture is made by Emboo River’s team, using natural materials from its own plantation. The en-suite bathroom boasts a rain shower with nature views.
The Emboo River team is happy to help you organise your transport. When travelling via air, you land on the Olkiombo airstrip where the Emboo River team will await you. When travelling via road – depending on where you depart from – you are likely to pass the Sekenani Gate and Talek Gate
- Car parking
- Children Welcome
- Drinking Water
Maasai Mara Reserve , Talek, Kenya HOW TO GET HERE BY ROAD Via road from Nairobi: In a comfortable vehicle with driver you'll drive around 5,5 hours to reach Emboo River. Up until the entrance to the Maasai Mara at the Sekenani Gate you will enjoy newly paved road. Once you are inside the Maasai Mara, you will drive on a well maintained gravel road. One hour into your drive you will make a stop at the viewing point over the Great Rift Valley. One and a half hours later you can make a stop in Narok, to enjoy breakfast and Kenyan tea. The last part of the drive will be inside the Maasai Mara and you will see many animals. Once you reach the Talek barrier, Emboo River is only 20 minutes away. HOW TO GET HERE BY AIR Via flight from Nairobi: During the first minutes of your flight you will see wildlife below you in the Nairobi National Park. Next you will fly over the Great Rift Valley and the conservancies around Maasai Mara. Look out for the elephants and giraffes as they are easy to spot from the sky! The flight takes approximately 45 minutes. Via flight from Mombasa, Diani, Lamu or elsewhere: Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Maasai Mara has excellent flight connections to wherever you are travelling from. Airstrip pick up: The Emboo River team will await you at the Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Maasai Mara. Ol Kiombo airstrip is only 10 minutes from Emboo River. That means less travel time and more game time!
Resident/non resident, child & seasonal rates apply. Please enquire for applicable rates for your dates. Proof of residency will be required. 100% payment is due at time of booking
50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 31 days before arrival or earlier. 0% refundable if cancelled after.
Check in: 11:00 AM. Check out: 10:00 AM