Elevate your safari at the First Carbon Neutral Lodge in Maasai Mara
Looking for a unique safari experience? Emboo River, located along a river in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, is the perfect place for you.
Emboo River is the first carbon neutral lodge in the region and a true pioneer in the sustainable tourism space. The Emboo River team applies innovation and technology in order to elevate your luxurious stay, empower the community and restore this important ecosystem.
Imagine yourself gliding through the grasslands and spotting a leopard, thanks to Emboo River’s solar powered electric safari vehicles. Take a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool. Join Emboo River Chefs in the hydroponic garden to harvest tomatoes, kale, strawberries and more. Enjoy dinner under the stars and hear a lion roar in the distance, without the sound of a generator roaring in the background.
Emboo River’s game changing efforts have been acknowledged by Regenerative Travel and Ecotourism Kenya.
Stay in a River Room with floor-to-ceiling views of the river, an en-suite bathroom with rain shower and a modern and cozy design … or enjoy an even more luxurious and spacious stay in the exclusive River Suites.
Looking for a Digital Nomad set up, where you can feel inspired, reengerise and create? Emboo River’s Studio is the perfect spot for you.
Emboo River’s Game Drives
Game drives start as soon as you jump into one of the camp's all-electric safari vehicles because of its central location in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Thanks to the solar power vehicles, you can hear the sounds of nature and enjoy the scents of the grasslands. Feel one with nature.
Did you know that your sighting opportunities increase, because guides can now use all their senses while guiding?
Ready to book your holiday at Emboo River ? Contact us for the best rates.
What Hotel Facilities are available at Emboo River?
Emboo River is proud to have the first full fleet of Electric Safari Vehicles in East Africa.
Glide through the savanna, listen to the sounds of animals all around you, enjoy the scents of the grasslands… and just around the riverbend you spot a lion pride. Be part of nature with Emboo River’s electric safari vehicles.
Emboo River’s Electric Safari Vehicles are solar powered, silent, emit no exhaust fumes and will take you on stunning full day game drives through the Maasai Mara. Did you know that your sighting opportunities increase, because guides can now use all their senses while guiding?
Emboo River’s vehicles are old ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles that have been converted to electric. This way the lifetime of a vehicle is extended … and we can enjoy CO2 neutral safaris.
Accommodation at Emboo River
Emboo River offers you the perfect Safari experience in the midst of nature while you can also enjoy all luxuries.
Emboo River is located in a forest along the river. Emboo River has 6 River Rooms and 2 River Suites which all enjoy this beautiful view. All rooms and suites blend in with nature and offer floor-to-ceiling views over the river. You can see hippos bathing or elephants enjoying a drink.
The rooms and suites have luxurious en suite bathrooms with all appliances, including a rain shower with solar heated water. The rooms can be fully opened on all sides, so you can shower with a view over nature. If you wish you can even sleep with nothing but the mosquito net down and listen to the sounds of the night. It is a magical experience.
Feel at home thanks to the rooms and suites' modern design, which includes furniture made by our own carpenters from natural and sustainably sourced materials.
The difference between the River Rooms and River Suites? The newly created River Suites offer an even more exclusive and luxurious stay, thanks to a unique tent design and beautiful bespoke furniture. The suites are more spacious and have wooden floors or an outdoor bathroom under an ancient fig tree. Guests can enjoy a private breakfast and dinner with a complimentary bottle of bubbly on their terrace.
Looking for a quiet space to work, create, reboot, ...? Emboo River's Studio is perfect for you Emboo River's Studio is surrounded by trees and overlooks the river. It includes a work area, living space, balcony, bedroom and bathroom.
Emboo River's Studio offers a creative space and accommodation for photographers, writers, painters, graphic designers, digital nomads who are combining work and travel, ... and anyone else looking for extra mindfulness.
GLAMPING SAFARI TENT
- Boutique lodge with 6 River Rooms, 2 River Suites and 1 River Studio
- River views and located in the forest
- Floor-to-ceiling views on the front and sides
- Select from Emboo River’s 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 Emboo River’s plantation
- Terrace with river view
- King size or single beds with luxurious linen in soft textures and vibrant colours
- Bespoke baby cots and children’s beds available
- 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
- Laundry available
Dining Experience 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 savanna 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 hydroponic garden – called ‘shamba’ in Kenya – with bell peppers, squash, rosemary, basil, strawberries and much more. The produce is organic which means that Emboo River’s farmers use natural products as fertilisers 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 Cultiva and Mtofu teams to create exquisite dishes. Do you have 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 Springvalley Coffee. Springvalley Coffee provides Emboo River with the best coffee beans. 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
- Camp fires with Maasai performance
- Bush meals
- Special celebrations for a wedding proposal, wedding ceremony or honeymoon
- Cultural excursion to Maasai Village
- Swimming pool
- Spa treatments
- Bird watching
- Bush walks
- Eco tour
- Tree planting
- Balloon safari
- Horseback riding safari
- 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 campfire. 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.
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!
Emboo River's team includes many trailblazing women.
The Emboo River team is challenging gender bias and inequality in a traditionally male dominated industry. Together we challenge stereotypes through our actions and words, in our daily operations and in our wide community. Together, we can create an inclusive world.
Bush Spa & Gym
Emboo River’s Spa is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy treatments made with natural and local ingredients. Emboo River’s Gym, on the other hand, is a great spot to reenergise. The gym includes yoga mats, an exercise bike, a bench with weights, jump ropes, a battle rope, …
Don't miss out: As part of your Game Package you are enjoying one 30 minute complimentary spa treatment per room.
Get a look behind the scenes of Emboo River, to see how a lodge operates and to learn more about this unparalleled sustainable set up. How are these EVs charged? How is my shower water cleaned and then reused to flush toilets? What does a carbon neutral safari mean? The stories from the Emboo River team are inspirational and their passion is contagious. Prepare to be amazed.
Gather around the campfire to share stories, listen to Maasai tales and learn about their culture and history through spectacular performances. During your stay at Emboo River you will meet Emboo River's team members from the Maasai community and have a chance to visit our Maasai neighbours to learn more about the day-to-day life within the Maasai community.
Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Emboo River.
- Flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara
- Transfers to and from the airstrip
- Meals and accommodation
- Standard Drinks Throughout The Day Including Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee, Tea, Beers, House Wines
- Water During Game Drives
- Bush Meals and Bush Walks
- Sundowners Including Drinks And Bites (Including One Cocktail Or Mocktail Per Person / Night)
- Camp Fires
- Shared Game Drives
- Transfer To Cultural Excursions
- Masai Mara Park Fees NOT Included
Celebrate LOVE in the heart of nature. The Emboo River team will create an unforgettable honeymoon experience in the Maasai Mara. Starlit dinners on
the sandbank, a bottle of bubbly, ...
Let's create unique memories.
Special promo: Book 4 nights and pay for 3 nights. Yes, the couple will enjoy a 4th night for free.
This offer applies to
couples who got married within the 12 months before their stay
(based on marriage certificate date)
a stay of minimum 4 nights for 2 pax during the period of
16 October 2022 - 20 December 2022
6 January 2023 – 14 July 2023
16 October 2023 – 20 December 2023