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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my final destination on a 2 week trip to Kenya in January and February. I chose Solio because the opportunities for rhino photography were supposed to be among the best in East Africa. I was not to be disappointed. On some game drives we would easily have seen 50 to 60 white rhino, and some females had babies...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot with super friendly staff. Game drives comfortable through interesting country with experienced and knowledgeable guide. Very few other vehicles and lots of rhinos in a safe sanctuary. Well,worth a visit in my view.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the locations that I stayed at during a 10 day tour of Kenya. Solio Lodge provided the opportunity to stay in incredible luxury while maintaining close proximity to the wildlife in the preserve. Eating meals and having a view of Mount Kenya and animals grazing on the land in front of us was stunning and a memory that...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review. We are very fortunate to have the combination of the lodge and exceptional wild life sighting that our guests are experiencing. Your appreciation is highly valued by staff and management and we hope to host you again soon. Solio Lodge - The Safari Collection

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning establishment. Staff were unparalleled and game viewing was out of this world. Can't recommend the location and the staff enough. Within the first 10 minutes of my first game drive I had already seen lion and rhino. All staff were the perfect blend of professional and friendly. I loved the food and it's simplicity and elegance yet still...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure hosting you here at Solio Chad. Such a unique place to see game and we are delighted you had such great sightings in your first 10 minutes and leopard on your night game drive. The Solio Reserve is recognized to be the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya and visitors will find sightings...

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing place. We were welcomed by Ava and her staff who took very good care of us. We had a great room with all kinds of luxury. The food was excellent and having lunch under the acacias was special. We had 2 gamedrives with our experienced guide Emus within the ranch itself consisting of a combination of flat country...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Peter for taking the time to write this wonderful review of Solio Lodge. It was great having you and your family stay at Solio Lodge and wonderful that you had such a great sighting of the animals here including the cheetah! Please keep a tab by following us on Instagram, facebook and twitter at thesafaricollection. Solio...

Broseley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have visited Solio twice now, courtesy of a wonderful friend. The accommodation is fantastic! Large and airy and tastefully decorated. We love coming back to our rooms after dinner to find the fire in the room lit and hot water bottles in the beds! This time we were travelling...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Carol and Stan, it was so good to have you back, and with your mom. Great pleasure to have met her and know she is still up for having such an adventure. Many thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Solio Lodge. Gemma has gone to work in the Mara and I hope to have...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the most beautiful luxury lodge that had incredible views over the game reserve. One of the best moments was waking up to a giraffe walking right past our lodge. The staff here became like family. The Solio team couldn't do enough for us and the service provided was second to none. Food here was amazing - couldn't be...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

So happy you got to see our resident giraffe “Rafa” up so close and personal. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are very happy you were made to feel so at home. We hope to see you back at Solio. Solio Lodge - The Safari Collection

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The lodge is small, just 5 cabins. Ours was superb - a luxurious room, with fireplace, and even another fireplace in the gigantic bathroom. There are windows from floor to ceiling, so you can watch the wildlife pass by your windows. Meals are tasty, especially the breakfasts. Our driver/guide Ole was superb, knowing just where to take us to see...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us and appreciating your exclusive game viewing on Solio. All the wildlife and birds are thriving thanks to much needed rains that have finally come. We look forward to another opportunity of hosting you for more of The Safari Collection hospitality. Solio Lodge - The Safari Collection

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Solio is known as a rhino conservancy, but it is so much more!!! First of all Solio has Eva!!! What a truly gorgeous host! She welcomed us like a long lost friend! It definitely rubs off on to the entire team because every, single one was warm, friendly and always smiling. Not to mention Eva is an amazing cook, and...

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm for Solio is infectious - many many thanks for your review. It was such a pleasure hosting you at Solio during your stay and we are glad that you had such an amazing time. We hope you tried the recipes and Kenyan spices at home. Please keep a tab by following us on Instagram, Twitter and facebook @...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our family had a fantastic weekend at Solio. We were expecting lots of rhinos in the Conservancy (and there were!) but we were so surprised and happy to see lions and cheetahs also! We watched a family of 8 cubs, 4 females and one maned lion just playing and hanging out. It was wonderful. Beyond the game drives, Solio is...

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Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted you got to experience all the other game that Solio has to offer apart from the rhinos and made the most of all the activities we have. The lion pride has now grown to 22 in number! We hope to see you back again at Solio. Solio Lodge - The Safari...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 35,642 - ₹ 42,509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Solio Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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