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Dulverton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but praise for Solio Lodge. The concept of a lodge within the rhino conservancy is brilliant and works extraordinarily well. Ava and her assistant Agnes, together with their excellent team of staff provide guests with a superb experience as they really care about looking after their every need; nothing is too much trouble. The sheer size and...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review-your appreciation goes a long way in inspiring us to keep up our standards. Solio Lodge and Sanctuary is indeed still a very well kept secret as you mentioned. We are delighted you got to enjoy the incredible diversity and concentration of game we have on Solio. I have passed on your praise to our...

Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second trip to Solio did not disappoint. This is a unique place. Exceptional staff, luxurious accommodation and excellent food. Game drives always a pleasure providing a wealth of wild life. Breakfast out amongst the rhino is a particularly memorable experience. I unreservedly recommend a stay at Solio to anyone visiting Kenya or even to residents who may be unaware...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Sue, many thanks for your excellent review and we are very happy you enjoyed Solio on your second visit. Breakfast with rhinos watching you is surely a unique experience and we hope to see you both again soon. Solio Lodge - The Safari Collection

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Solio Lodge for a weekend from Nairobi. Friends had recommended it and we checked out the website before making a reservation. The photos don't do justice to the initial overwhelming reaction we had when we were welcomed and we walked into the main lodge. And then the cottages... In addition to the beautiful and large spaces what...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Nothing like being in bed with and watching those colours and the animals walking in front of your room! Thank you for your appreciation of the food-we are only too happy to share recipes as well. We believe Solio must be one of the best places ever to watch rhino and their...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were at Solio just last weekend. Well two words to summarise our stay there ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. This place is heaven on earth. The staff are very friendly and more than welcoming. The rooms are huge and have great views of the plains. Where on earth will you find a place when you wake up in the morning and see...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Neel, your family and friends - many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Solio and it was our pleasure to cater to your children’s needs. How is your stock of chilli sauce doing? Hope you have made the Thai Chicken Curry and you enjoyed at home....

Anvers
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I ( 6 persons)stayed in Solio Lodge, from 30 august till 2 september. The private game reserve is big with a lot of game but no elephants. We saw sooo many animals, every day! The population of white and black Rhino is soooo big. You will never have another place where you see so much of them....

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this amazing review and the team is very delighted that you had a memorable stay with us. The best part is your promise to return, this means more to us than you can imagine. Amos was thrilled to have been mentioned in your review we are so proud of him – (he recently became the...

Washington DC
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Solio Lodge is located in a 19,000 acre preserve for rhino repopulation. We had a magical time at Solio. Our room was very well done, with a huge shower, double lavatory, fireplace. We would return each night from dinner to a great fire in our fireplace (yes, on the Equator in August, it was cold at night, believe me). Agnes...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback about the lodge, food, staff AND your wildlife experience at Solio which really boosts our conservation efforts. Please spread the word. We are very proud of Amos, after submitting a very extensive paper he was the runner up at the Eco Warrior Awards held on the 14th October in Nairobi-a huge achievement. We...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This lodge is an absolute gem. The accommodation is magnificent and the room layouts are perfect. The food we had here was probably the best we experienced this whole trip and that is really saying something as I thought all the food we had throughout Africa was amazing. The outdoor area for lunch is a treat and at night dining...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review as well as your appreciation of the food served at Solio Lodge. We are very fortunate in Kenya to have access to very fresh ingredients. We have also passed on your greetings to Fred. Delighted that you felt at home and part of the Solio family. We hope...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

ava was another great host, and she did all she could to make our stay great. this private reserve was neat and we saw so many rhinos. we even had a sundowner with 6 or 7 rhinos not far away where we sat. john was our guide and he's equally great. had fun riding two horses with sammy from the...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are always striving to improve our guest experience and value your positive and constructive feedback. We are delighted to hear that Ava did all she could to make your stay great. John is a fantastic guide and as you mention there is so much wildlife to see...

New York
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband and I recently returned from a three week trip to Africa where we had the pleasure of staying at Solio. While at Solio I celebrated my 50th birthday and everyone at Solio made me feel special. They started off by giving me a surprise bush breakfast complete with champagne, then a complimentary massage by Purity which was sublime....

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Antonia and Dave, a 50th Birthday is a milestone celebration and we are very happy that you felt special on a very big Birthday that you chose to celebrate in Kenya and it is only our pleasure. We hope you have made that Carrot Cake again! As you say by staying at Solio each guest helps in the conservation effort...

San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Solio Lodge offers an unbelievable bush experience in luxurious accommodations inside the Solio Ranch preserve. Manager Ava Paton and her most capable “right arm”, Agnes, provide much more than 5-star product out in the middle of the bush in a caring and generous way. Designed by an award winning architect, the lodge and the detached bedroom suites offer a...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a fantastic review and comments about Solio which always inspire us as a team to reach greater heights! John is going from strength to strength and comments like yours are very much appreciated as well as by our chefs and other staff. We hope to see you back! Solio Lodge -...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solio Lodge is located between Mt Kenya and the Aberdares Mountains. This new exclusive lodge offers the exclusivity of a private ranch and an unrivaled wildlife experience.The lodge is on the Solio Game Reserve, home to the endangered Black and White Rhino who live in harmony alongside other wildlife such as leopard, lion and a wide variety of birds. Solio Lodge’s close proximity to Nairobi makes it the perfect en route destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solio Lodge

Address: Solio Ranch | Near Nanyuki, 15565-00503, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Price Range: $731 - $872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Solio Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“For people travelling with Family the family cottage is great”
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“There are only six or seven rooms. All are great.”
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“All are excellent. I had the room closest to the lobby.”
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“All are great. Floor to ceiling glass.”
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