Emboo River Camp

Located in the heart of the Maasai Mara in Kenya, Emboo River is a luxurious and sustainable eco-camp that offers guests a unique safari experience. The camp operates using a closed-loop system, relying on local resources to run its operations. Emboo River’s commitment to sustainability is deeply rooted in its DNA, making it an ideal destination for eco-conscious travellers. The idea to launch the lodge was sparked by witnessing the negative impact of traditional safari lodges on the ecosystem and communities. The Emboo River team brought the place back to life by combining innovation, technology and traditional techniques, creating the first carbon-neutral safari lodge in the region.


Emboo River Camp boasts 9 rooms in total, offering a unique and luxurious safari experience. The rooms are divided into three categories:

  • 6 River Rooms
  • 2 River Suites
  • 1 Studio

All the rooms are designed to blend in with the surrounding nature, providing a true African wilderness experience. Each room is modern and spacious, featuring handmade furniture crafted by local artisans. Guests can relax in comfort with 24/7 electricity thanks to solar power, while also enjoying warm running water in their en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, thanks to solar heaters. The attention to detail in each room ensures a truly luxurious and comfortable stay, while still being environmentally sustainable.

Room Features & Amenities

Emboo rooms offer a unique blend of luxury and nature, with modern amenities and handmade furniture crafted by local artisans. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of the river and the forest, allowing you to spot wildlife like kingfishers and elephants. The tent menu allows you to customize your sleeping experience, with options for a fully closed, half-closed, or fully open tent with only the mosquito net down.

The rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, luxurious linens, and vibrant colours, making you feel right at home in the wilderness. The en-suite bathrooms come with a rain shower and running hot water 24/7, thanks to solar heaters. Custom-made bathroom appliances by luxury brand Kenny & Mason and eco-conscious toiletries by Cinnabar Green provide an extra touch of luxury.

Emboo River is committed to sustainability and zero toxins are used when cleaning the rooms, ensuring no harm to guests, team, or nature. The rooms are equipped with power 24/7 from the lodge’s solar panels and international power plugs. Room setups include options for families, with two River Rooms located next to each other. The private terrace with river views is perfect for enjoying room service while taking in the stunning scenery

Wine & Dine

Emboo River offers a unique and sustainable dining experience that showcases the flavours of Kenya. Sustainability is deeply rooted in every aspect of the camp, including its meals. The chefs create farm-to-fork dishes that feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the camp’s organic gardens. The dishes are ingredient-driven, which means that the menu changes with the seasons, offering guests a chance to taste the best of what’s available. Emboo River’s food philosophy is all about creating a healthy and vibrant world by introducing guests to clean, nutritious food that marries Maasai and international flavours, tradition and innovation. Come and be surprised by this bold food experience that embodies the camp’s commitment to sustainability.

Comfort & Convenience

Emboo River offers a wide range of amenities to ensure guests’ comfort and convenience. The camp provides laundry service, ample parking, a car wash, a gift shop, concierge service, and internet access. Emboo River’s Studio provides a creative space for photographers, writers, painters, graphic designers, digital nomads, and anyone else looking for extra mindfulness. The ‘Photo Studio’ is equipped with editing and camera equipment and regularly hosts expert photographers who can teach and assist you on photography and editing. Guests can also enjoy Emboo River’s library, mobile connectivity, airport shuttle, babysitting service and room service. Families with children can make use of the kiddies club.

Activities & Entertainment

Emboo River offers an array of activities and experiences that cater to every guest’s interests. Take a guided walk to explore the surrounding wilderness, go on game drives on electric-powered vehicles or horseback safaris for a unique perspective of the Maasai Mara, or enjoy bird watching to spot local and migratory bird species. Relax with a massage, take a dip in the natural pool, or go on a garden tour to discover the indigenous plants and flowers. In the evenings, gather around the campfire to enjoy traditional Maasai songs and dances, or stargaze from the comfort of your own star bed. Other activities include boules, gourmet picnics, historical tours, and wildlife tours. For those interested in cultural immersion, visit neighbouring Maasai villages to learn about their traditions and way of life. Whatever your preference, Emboo River promises an unforgettable safari experience.


At Emboo River, we understand that work never stops, even while on vacation. That’s why we offer a range of amenities for business travellers, including high-speed Wi-Fi, printing facilities, computer desks, and charging units for laptops. Stay connected with your colleagues and clients while enjoying the natural beauty of the Maasai Mara. Our business centre also offers a quiet and comfortable space to work, with stunning views of the river and surrounding wilderness


Emboo River is located close to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, one of the most iconic wildlife destinations in the world. Guests can also visit nearby attractions like the Mara River, Lake Victoria, and the Olkaria Geothermal Spa. The camp also supports various CSR projects in the local community, which guests can visit and learn about.

How To Get There

Emboo River can be reached by air or road. It’s a 45-minute flight from Nairobi to Ol Kiombo Airstrip, followed by a 45-minute drive to the camp. Alternatively, it’s a 5-6 hour drive from Nairobi.

Awards & Certification

Facility Key

  • Airstrip transfer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxi
  • Travel Desk
  • Gym
  • Spa Therapies
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Doctor on call
  • Child friendly
  • Disability Access
  • Business Centre
  • Conference
  • Concierge
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Safety Deposit
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Hair dryers
  • Wine bar
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wifi
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Secure Parking
  • Babysitting Service
  • Librarary

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