EMBOO RIVER'S STORY
How it all started
Emboo River is located in one of the most beautiful places on Earth: the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
This important ecosystem is full of wildlife, grasslands, forests and rivers. When exploring the Maasai Mara, every day brings new adventures and the things you see take your breath away.
During a dinner in the Maasai Mara in 2018, Loïc Amadò, William Santian and Valery Super spoke about their frustrations regarding the status quo of the safari industry: wanting to see unique wildlife while negatively contributing to the ecosystem through polluting vehicles, solid waste, untreated wastewater leaking into the soil... It did not make sense.
Going on a safari in the Maasai Mara and only leaving a positive impact behind is possible. A few months after this dinner, Loïc, William and Valery opened their own lodge: Emboo River!
Emboo River is stepping up the eco game
Emboo River offers guests a unique safari experience which is luxurious, relaxing, educational as well as fully eco friendly, sustainable and community focused.
Emboo River's team has rethought every aspect of the safari experience. By questioning the status quo, applying innovation and technology, and partnering with passionate people we redesigned every aspect of our operations.
Essential to Emboo River’s operations is that it runs independent of external factors, such as water trucks shipping in fresh water every other day, generators for power, fuel for vehicles. Instead, everything that Emboo River needs to run its operations is found locally within the Maasai Mara. All we need is in the Maasai Mara and all we give back stays in the Maasai Mara. This is Emboo River’s Closed Loop System.
Thanks to this holistic approach towards sustainability, every part of the Emboo River experience is guided by a commitment to do right for the community and environment. Being a proud member of the Maasai Community is also reflected in our name. 'Emboo' is the Maasai word for 'a pride'.
As a result Emboo River's sustainability commitment is more than a sustainability story... it is entrenched in our company's DNA.
Did you know that Emboo is the Maasai word for "Pride of Lions"?
Our logo features the constellation of "Leo".
Stay with us at Emboo River and spot the "Leo" while stargazing at camp fire.