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Silole Sanctuary

#57 of 122 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 721 646588
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Truly an oasis of luxury and wonder. I loved every second of my stay n I'm just sad I couldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ian i
Paradise NOT lost

Silole Sanctuary and more specific : Silole Cottage is marvelous. Huge verandah in cool shadow with... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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There's nothing like a quick, authentic getaway if you are in the City of Nairobi for a short time! Silole Sanctuary, accessible through the Masai Gate of Nairobi National Park, or down the Magadi Road to Masai Lodge is a must. Here you can walk with the impala & warthogs on the plains which abut Nairobi National Park or you can explore several kilometers of ecologically rich habitat along the Kiserian & Empakasi Gorges (beware of buffalo!) Rolf's Place & Masai Lodge are available for meals, whilst accommodation is offered at Silole Villa & Silole Cottage. Kitengela Glass is great for shopping across the Kiserian suspension bridge on foot! Perfect as a break from the city. Karibuni!
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly an oasis of luxury and wonder. I loved every second of my stay n I'm just sad I couldn't spend so much more time there. You have a fully private cottage overlooking the Nairobi National Park. Pictures don't do it justice as what I...More

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kaputie, Owner at Silole Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much Ian & tell Harvard all about #Silole..... Best salaams Will

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Silole Sanctuary and more specific : Silole Cottage is marvelous. Huge verandah in cool shadow with endless view on Nairobi National park. Comfortable beds, huge well equipped kitchen.... This wasn't the first time we stayed here : I been there with my family and also...More

1  Thank Mwende-MoNiQue
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a fabulous game drive-even locals were surprised at all the game we saw, e.g. 7 rhinos and a lion kill. Game is often visible from the verandah (watch out for the buffalo)- a perfect spot for a sundowner. An ideal getaway from the...More

4  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In an era when luxury tented camps with expresso makers and over the top lodges can cost over $800 per person per night, a fabulous cabin on the southern edge of Nairobi National Park provides a base camp for game drives to see rare rhino,...More

3  Thank Delta W
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had stayed here some years back. It is a very nice place. Far from hustle and bustle in the middle of nature. Very relaxing and if you wish, an expert guide at your hands, who'll show you around Nairobi National Park. Most certainly you'll...More

1  Thank Mwende-MoNiQue
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

It's very difficult to describe Silole. Much like Nairobi National Park itself, there is nowhere else quite like it. Nestled amongst the trees (and wildlife) it is an oasis in the desert of the everyday. If it wasn't for the city skyline in the distance,...More

2  Thank Peter-SWSA
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My family spent a couple of very happy days at Silole staying in the peace and quiet of Silole Cottage. Early morning game drive with host Will Knocker gave us close ups of a lioness and cubs, rhino, hippo, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, countless buck and...More

2  Thank mikeE8706FA
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Silolo private conservancy is little known but worth a visit for locals and tourists alike, wanting to get away and back to the basics. The cottages, catered or for selfcatering, are not fancy but offer all a visitor needs and the silhouette of the...More

1  Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Love this place. The cottage at the sanctuary is for rent and has been newly renovated. It's a slingshot throw from Nairobi and not at all expensive. Bring your own food or eat at the hotel down the road. The verandah looks out upon Nairobi...More

4  Thank theinspectorishere
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My son and I spent a few days at Silole and with it's owner, Willie. Early morning coffees and evening sundowners on the cottage veranda with the wildlife strolling past just meters away. Just about as perfect a way to see nature up close and...More

3  Thank Dashgoodtrip
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zeinab e
can one person go by himself..what does it cost for one person only?
26 October 2016|
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Response from kaputie | Property representative |
Hallo Zeinab: I charge 15 K for a n early morning trip to NNP: the car takes 4 people or more: just get in touch with me on 0721 646 588 Asante Will Silole
The price to be there for one day only day time .
31 May 2015|
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Response from kaputie | Property representative |
Hi Dpra: Cost is 15,000 KES per day self-catering for the whole family. Best regards, Will