Emboo River

Emboo River

Revel in the tranquility and endless wilderness at one of Kenya’s most elegant off-grid safari camps.

Located in the majestic Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Emboo River offers a slice of heaven amidst the wilderness. Home to the Great Migrations and operating in harmony with nature, Emboo River takes inspiration for everything it does from the Maasai saying “Mataramat enkop pee eramat iyook”, meaning “If you take care of Nature, Nature will take care of you”.

 

As a steward and preserver of Maasai traditions and lands, Emboo River places sustainability, nature and wildlife above all else. Operating entirely on solar power and with a fleet of solely electric safari vehicles, Emboo River is pioneering unique safari experiences that don’t emit disturbing engine noises and are wholly respectful of the wilderness and wildlife that represent the Maasai Mara’s life force.

 

 

Highlights & Activities

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Embark on a solar-powered safari
Glide through grasslands on this intimate wildlife safari in Emboo River’s electric safari vehicles. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the open savannah and catch glimpses of the region’s magnificent wildlife, including elephants, lions, warthogs and giraffes – with no one else around except your expert private guide. Thanks to the silence of the electric vehicles, guides can use all of their senses more acutely to help spot the animals and allow you to bask in their beauty while respecting their space and freedom.
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Set out on a Maasai Mara bush walk and village visit
Discover the expansive lands, vibrant culture and important history of this unique area of East Africa. Learn the ways of this exceptional natural ecosystem and the resilience of its impressive residents, blending traditional ways with modern lifestyles.
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Soar over the savannah in a balloon safari
Experience the Maasai Mara from all angles by heading up in a hot air balloon to watch the sunrise over the savannah. Revel in the magic of bird’s eye views before tucking into breakfast out in the bush.
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Horseback ride through the wilderness
Trot or canter through the savannah after visiting the stables and meeting your friendly equine tour guide. Take in the Maasai Mara’s impressive wildlife, endless plains and open skies all from atop your majestic companion.
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Enjoy an eco tour of Emboo River
Deep dive into Emboo River’s sustainable operations and what it takes to run a conscious and regenerative lodge in the heart of the Maasai Mara. Get inspired and take home useful tips for how to live more sustainably and consciously while at home.

Regenerative Impact

Founded with a profound respect for its local surroundings, community and wildlife, Emboo River offers off-grid luxury in the heart of the savannah with extremely minimal impact.

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100% powered by solar energy, Emboo River uses no generators, noise or fossil fuels to feed its operations, resulting in minimal noise pollution and environmental impact. 100% of Emboo River’s wastewater is treated thanks to a system of 3 lagoons with 2 species of wetland plants that filter and purify the water; water use is carefully monitored and ambitious reduction targets are set. Food waste is converted into biogas for cooking and as fertilizer at the on-site farm. No single-use plastics are used, or even permitted.
Driven by its commitment to redefine bush luxury, Emboo River has 2 acres dedicated to an organic garden. This includes an innovative hydroponic farm with vertical gardens, a smart drip irrigation system and vermicomposting. Organic honey is also produced from the lodge’s 17 beehives.
Emboo River has partnered with the Kenyan government to contribute to making the Maasai Mara carbon neutral by 2030. Emboo River’s natural swimming pool was created by a local team and the rooms and communal areas were decorated by women from the Maasai community. Emboo River’s Innovation Hub provides tailor-made consultancy services to schools, community projects and local governing bodies to help create sustainable supply chains and conserve resources.
Emboo River’s fleet of safari vehicles are all electric, providing safari experiences that create no noise to avoid disturbing the animals and no emissions to avoid harming the wilderness. Guests are also invited to plant trees in the savannah to offset the CO2 emissions of their transport from Nairobi.

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Hotel Location

Emboo River

Tucked in the heart of Kenya’s mighty Maasai Mara, Emboo River lies in a forest along a soothing river. It is strategically situated to offer access to East Africa’s varied wildlife, including the Great Migration consisting of millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes. Soak up the sense of awe and rejuvenation that comes from waking up in a silent savannah and enjoy a regenerative and respectful safari experience, all without compromising on elegance and luxury.

Hotel Address

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Closest Airport

Ol Kiombo airstrip

Travel Time From Airport

10 minute drive

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay

-Complementary upgrade from a River Room to a River Suite if availability allows
-Relax during a 30 min complimentary spa treatment per guest per stay
-Meet one of Emboo River’s sustainability leaders and witness the work involved in creating a fully sustainable business
-Participate in ‘Rooting for our Future’, Emboo River’s tree-planting project that allows guests to plant trees and therefore support reforestation and CO2 sequestration

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