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  • Game Drives
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Overview of Emboo River

 
 
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What's good about Emboo River?

The First Full Eco Lodge in Masai Mara.

Located in the centre of the Maasai Mara National Reserve,there is wildlife all around the lodge. As soon as you jump into the electric safari vehicles, the game drive starts. Emboo River blends in with nature.There is no fence, so guests can even spot animals around the lodge.

Emboo River is the first Full Eco lodge in the Maasai Mara. · First Electric Safari Vehicles in the Mara. Entire fleet is electric,silent, without exhaust fumes· 100% Solar power 24/7· 100% of grey and black water filtered via local plants· 90% reduction of water consumption· Community engagement· and many more projects

Enjoy Chef’s Table meals at the lodge or in the bush. The meals are made with fresh ingredients from our own garden. In between Game Drives, guests can hang by the swimming pool, enjoy spa treatments, yoga, fitness or go for a Bush Walk. Take a look behind the scenes during an Eco Tour & plant trees to offset CO2 from travel.

Located in a river bend within Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve,
Emboo River is the perfect spot for the your dream safari.

At Emboo River you will enjoy a luxurious holiday in the midst of nature, while positively contributing to this unique environment, conserving wildlife and empowering the local community.

Game Drives start as soon as you jump into our Electric Safari Vehicles, because there are animals all around us. You can even see animals inside the lodge because Emboo River is not fenced.

During the Great Migration season, the herds use a popular River Crossing close to the lodge. You will be in the centre of the action!

Emboo River’s Game Drives

Get ready for Emboo River’s Game Drives which take you on adventures through the Maasai Mara and allow you to spot so many animals (Hello Big 5! Jambo Big 20!) and enjoy beautiful landscapes. Below are pictures taken by Emboo River’s guests.

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Emboo River?

Emboo River is proud to have the first full fleet of Electric Safari Vehicles in the East Africa.

Go on a Game Drive to see your favorite animals while listening to the sounds of nature, smelling the scents of the savanna and causing no pollution.

​The Electric Safari Vehicles are silent, 100% solar powered, can take our guests on full day game drives and are more powerful than its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) version.

​In Nairobi, the company Opibus converted Emboo River’s Land Cruisers from the 1990s into Electric Vehicles (EVs) by removing the ICE and the gear box and replacing them with an electric engine, batteries and a touch screen. Every vehicle has a battery capacity of 35 kilo watt hours.


 

Which Rooms Types are in Emboo River?

Accommodation at Emboo River

Emboo River offers you the perfect Safari experience in the midst of nature while you can also enjoy all luxuries. At Emboo River you will enjoy a true Safari Glamping holiday.

​Located along the river bend, your room blends in perfectly with the nature around it. To make sure that you can enjoy the surroundings to the fullest, we had our Safari Tents specially designed. The sides of your room open fully, so you can enjoy floor-to-ceiling views over the river. Even your rain shower has a view.

Emboo River is not fenced, as we want animals to roam freely. You can see hippos in the river, elephants passing by for a drink and – if you want to – you can sleep with nothing but the room’s mosquito net down and watch zebra graze next to your room at night.

It’s all in the details and at Emboo River we paid special attention to the little luxuries in your room. The modern furniture was handmade from natural materials by our own team and local artisans, so you can enjoy bespoke furniture and at the same time empower the local community. Our showers, for example, are made from gumpoles from our own sustainable plantation. The room is decorated with lush fabrics and vibrant colours, so you will feel right at home.

GLAMPING SAFARI TENT

  • Boutique lodge with 6 rooms
  • River views and located in the forest
  • Floor-to-ceiling views on the front and sides
  • Select from our Tent Menu how to spend the night. Will your tent be fully closed, half closed, or fully open with only the mosquito net down
  • Modern furniture is tailor made from natural materials and wood from own plantation by local artisans·
  • Terrace with river view
  • King size or single beds with luxurious linen in soft textures and vibrant colours
  • Rain shower with running and warm water 24/7 thanks to solar heaters
  • Bathroom appliances by luxury brand Kenny & Mason
  • Eco friendly toiletries by Cinnabar Green
  • 24/7 power from solar panels
  • International power plugs in room


    What are the Foods & Drinks options at Emboo River?

    Watch giraffes stroll by while enjoying a meal. Hear the song of a Southern Ground Hornbill while sipping from your drink.

    ​Emboo River’s meals are served in our lounge area along the river bend, on the terrace in front of your room or in the midst of the savannah for a bush breakfast or lunch.

    ​Emboo River’s Chefs apply a Farm to Fork concept, by using local and fresh ingredients to make sure that you enjoy delicious meals.

    Within the camp, Emboo River has its own organic vegetable and herb garden – called ‘shamba’ in Kenya – with bell peppers, squash, rosemary, basil and a monkey proof cover. As Emboo River is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, more substantial farming cannot and should not be done. Therefore, Emboo River has a second shamba outside the Reserve where vegetables, fruits and honey are produced. The produce is organic which means that Emboo River’s farmers use natural products as fertilizers and to keep insects away.

    Emboo River’s menu includes dishes inspired by local and international cuisines. The menu is based on a ‘flexitarian’ diet, meaning that it is mainly focused on vegetable dishes and limits the number of meat dishes. Limiting the consumption of meat has a big positive impact on the environment, because the production of meat is paired with high use of water, deforestation and the emission of methane gas.

    ​Emboo River’s Chefs have been trained by the Mtofu team to create exquisite vegan dishes. Do you have other special food wishes? Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, pescatarian, extra spicy, homemade non dairy milks, spirulina and other superfoods … Just give us a heads up and our Chefs will prepare meals that are finger licking good.

    ​Ready to enjoy a Kenyan tea or coffee? Emboo River’s team was trained by the well-known Connect Coffee! Connect Coffee provides us with the best coffee beans and assists farmers to improve their coffee production (both quantity & quality) and welfare. Emboo River’s teas are created by Stir Me Tea. These loose leaf teas are grown in Kenya.


    Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Emboo River?

    • Unlimited game drives in electric safari vehicles
    • Great Migration herds and crossings around the camp
    • Sundowners
    • Camp fires with Maasai performance
    • Bush meals and honeymoon dinners
    • Cultural excursion to Maasai Village
    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness
    • Spa treatments
    • Bird watching
    • Bush walks
    • Eco tour
    • Tree planting
    • Balloon safari
    • Horseback riding safari

    KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

    • Children’s bush walks
    • Emboo River’s beach is a sandy spot along the river and perfect for a picnic lunch and playing
    • Arts and crafts materials and family games such as board games,badminton, pétanque
    • Create Maasai toys with mud and twigs
    • Maasai Warrior training, followed by a ‘graduation ceremony’
    • Safari bingo
    • Swimming pool with kids’ section


    What Extra Services does Emboo River offer?

    SUNDOWNERS & CAMP FIRES

    The Maasai Mara offers breathtaking sunsets. We want you to enjoy this spectacle to the fullest and therefore Emboo River offers sundowners: a delicious drink, homemade bitings and a wild spot in the savanna.

    ​Did you know that Emboo River’s bartenders were trained by one of the best bars in the world? Scarfes Bar from Londen, United Kingdom and the Emboo River team created tasty drinks which they tested and sipped and again tested and sipped until they were absolutely perfect.

    As soon as the sun has set, we invite you around the camp fire. This is the perfect spot to talk about the adventures of the day, gaze at the stars and listen to the tales of the Maasai.

    BALLOON SAFARI

    Watch the sun rise over the Maasai Mara, see the savanna wake up after a dark night and spot animals from the sky.

    A balloon safari over the Maasai Mara is an extraordinary experience. This unique moment is followed by a delicious fresh breakfast in the savanna. What better way to start your day?

    You want to be up in the air? Send us an e-mail and we will arrange it for you!

    Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Emboo River.

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