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Solio Ranch, Near Nanyuki, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 15565-00503 Kenya
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Solio Lodge is the only accommodation on the private Solio Game Reserve, tucked in the valley between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. As one of the most successful rhino breeding sanctuaries in East Arica, it offers unrivalled viewing of black and white rhinos alongside an abundance of other species. Guests can enjoy game drives, walking, cycling and horse-riding, alongside first-class hospitality and delicious farm-to-fork cuisine. There are spa treatments and a range of exciting day trips to several local attractions. Solio Lodge is within easy reach of Nairobi by car or flight.
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Solio Ranch, Near Nanyuki, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 15565-00503 Kenya
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Hess47 wrote a review Aug 2022
Roseville, California55 contributions7 helpful votes
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We recently completed a 2-night stay at Solio Lodge. The rooms were enormous and very luxurious with a large shower, stand-alone tub, fireplace and deck. Front of room is all glass and had an amazing sunrise view from our bed. Staff drew us a bath every night after game drive before dinner. After dinner we had a fire in our room fireplace which was very relaxing. The food was sensational, and we got all the recipes to make at home from Ava. Ava the manager and the staff were top notch and made sure we were always taken care of. Saw lots of rhinos, lions and many other animals. We loved that we could sit on the roof of the truck for game drives with our friends. Really made us feel like we were part of the scenery. John the ranger and Blackie (that is really his name) the spotter was very good and fun to talk to. Sundowners were fun and we were happy they had premium vodkas like Belvedere, which other camps did not have. Had a delicious breakfast in the bush with sparkling wine and mimosas. The coffee is amazing, and I want The Safari Collection to sell it online. The whole experience was relaxing. All I can say about this camp is WOW. Thanks for a wonderful safari.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Cynthia L wrote a review Jul 2022
Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States17 contributions4 helpful votes
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Solio Lodge is amazing. We celebrated our 25th anniversary with an African safari and Solio was the highlight. The accommodations were the nicest we’ve ever stayed in. The food was top notch. I was shocked when the pasta I ate there was better than the pasta I’ve eaten in Italy! The game drives were so nice because there are plenty of animals but not many vehicles being a private reserve. It is definitely the best place on earth to see rhinos!! Ava the manager, John our game drive guide, and Elvis the head chef go above and beyond. They are a family and you will feel that when you stay here. If you want the vacation of a lifetime, stay at Solio. We usually like exploring new places but I’d love to go back to Solio.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Faith Nyakiongora, Owner at Solio Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We were delighted to host you and celebrate your 25th anniversary with you. The chefs are happy to hear that you enjoyed their nourishing and vibrant culinary creations. Happy you enjoyed the exclusivity at Solio Lodge and rhino sightings among other the We will be sure to pass your special regards to Ava, John and Elvis. Thank you for recommending Solio Lodge Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection.
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evilmuffin666 wrote a review Jul 2022
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Solio Lodge is one of the most beautiful places i have stayed. The staff were amazing. They took such great care of me. The morning game drives, the bush breakfasts, the evening game drives were so much fun and educational. My driver/guide Peter was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. I am already planning to return in 2024
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience at Solio Lodge. As you have mentioned, Solio Lodge is indeed a beautiful place with exclusive and comfortable in the conservancy. The morning game drives and the bush breakfast are a highlight and will be sure to pass your special regards to Peter and we very much look forward to hosting you in 2024. Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection.
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yanky9 wrote a review Jul 2022
Merrimack,NH5 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the most comfortable camp in all of our safari adventures. The villas are spacious and beautiful. You can see wildlife from the deck of your villa. The food is outstanding. The staff is very friendly and always ready to please. Our guides, Ole (our first three tripos) and John (our last trip) were great. Ava, the Camp Director is great and she helped us to work in a helicopter safari. We love this place!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Faith Nyakiongora, Owner at Solio Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review and its always a pleasure to host you and your family. We pride ourselves in providing exclusivity, comfort, and exceptional wildlife encounters. It is such a delight to hear you got the chance to experience the helicopter excursion. Your kind words are very much appreciated and we hope you and your family will be back. Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection
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Sonja M wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Solio Lodge is beautiful and the staff are attentive, thoughtful and kind. The buildings and location are stunning. The Solio reserve is so gorgeous and our guide, John, took amazing care of us by showing us the incredible wildlife and treating us to breakfast and sundowners in the reserve with Rhinos all around. No better place to see and spend time with White Rhinos!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your amazing review. The rhinos are indeed a highlight and the guides pride themselves on sharing their depth of knowledge about the dynamics of the wildlife to their guests. We will be sure to pass your special regards to John and the team at large. Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection
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Bob N wrote a review Jul 2022
San Jose16 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed 3 days at Solio after our stay at Sasaab as part of our lucky dip itinerary. Had a great time. Amazing facilities and people there, not to mention the fine and sustainable food options. Each meal was special. We also were able to go on many game drives (saw hundreds of animals, no exaggeration), visited the coffee university and a local school.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Faith Nyakiongora, Owner at Solio Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the culinary creation at Solio and also the incredible wildlife. Beyond game drives, we also offer other uniques experiences like coffee farm and local school visits and we are happy to hear that you equally loved these. We most certainly are looking forward to welcoming you in future and be sure to stay up-to-date with our latest news via our website and social media pages TheSafariCollectionKenya on Facebook and @thesafaricollection on Instagram. Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection.
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IrishAudity wrote a review Jul 2022
Toronto, Canada311 contributions116 helpful votes
Incredible location, in the middle of a Rhino sanctuary. The buildings are 5 star, incredible rooms with fireplaces, walk in shower with a view and a free standing bath tub with a view. The entire side of your suite (more like a little house) is glass so wherever you are (shower, tub or bed) you can see nature. Giraffes walking by while you are having your morning coffee. Monkeys playing in the back yard etc. And that's not the best part, then you go on your game drive and have a bush breakfast (yummy) and in the afternoon you have a sundowner (have drinks while the sun sets surrounded by animals) we had a Rhino join us one sundowner. But Ava and the staff take it over the top. Incredible service, they make everything perfect!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your wonderful review and for taking the time to appreciate Solio Lodge. The floor to ceiling windows in each cottage allows you to enjoy wildlife sightings from your room as well as breath-taking views of Mt. Kenya. The bush breakfast and sundowners are one of Solio Lodge’s most magical experiences. Being the only guest accommodation in the conservancy the game drives are also exclusive, relaxed and thrilling at the same time. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Solio Lodge – The safari Collection.
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ArianedeHoog d wrote a review Jul 2022
Berlin3 contributions
We traveled for 2 months through Kenya in our own car with 6-year old twins. Solio was the absolute highlight. The manager and staff made us feel like family, the wildlife experiences were unmatched, the rooms were beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the views and energy of the place were magical. We can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you had a magical experience at Solio Lodge and the team is truly delighted to have had the opportunity to host you and your family. We will be sure to pass your regards to them and maybe next time you may visit our other properties; Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp and Sasaab in the future. Solio Lodge - The Safari Collection
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Travelbug13Canada wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada231 contributions109 helpful votes
This property was a nice surprise. It was very pretty driving in, but the wow factor is the staff and the service. The game drives were amazing and so much fun with Rashid. We very much enjoyed his sense of humour and wealth of knowledge on our game drives. The food at the camp is very good. The bathroom in our room was unbelievable with floor to ceiling windows, fireplace and massive tub and shower. The attention to detail at this site is first class; if you mention a bath during dinner, you will return to your room with a bubble bath waiting for you. We had dinner on the second floor lookout on our last night after just returning from a sundowner where we sipped champagne and watched a pride of lions. It jus doesn’t get any better than this!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your lovely review and for taking the time to appreciate the aesthetics of Solio Lodge. We are delighted you had an exceptional stay at Solio Lodge and that you enjoyed the hospitality of our team and delicious home-cooked cuisine. Game drives at Solio lodge are easy and relaxed due to the abundance of wildlife in the conservancy. Enjoying dinner while sipping champagne and watching a pride of lions is indeed a spectacular way to end the day at Solio. Thank you again and hope to see you at Solio Lodge soon. Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection.
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CarolD wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions2 helpful votes
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Stayed for a weekend with my partner (it was his bday) and my father in law. The view was amazing, staff super polite and helpful, food was great, the safari ride was insightful and really beautiful! Rhinos are majestic animals, few people see that. We went for a horse ride, and had a massage by the end of the day! It was enough to release all the tension and stress that have been building on my back for years ! We met Mike who used to be the manager/security boss guy for the Rhino Sanctuary, RIP Mike you were great!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hildah Mumbi , General Manager at Solio Lodge
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for your lovely review; it was a pleasure to host you on your honeymoon. We are delighted that Solio Lodge was able to provide relaxation and tranquility for you and your partner in a setting where you felt you could connect to nature. We are glad you enjoyed the game drives and the memorable bush breakfast surrounded by rhinos and shall pass on your special regards to John. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you during your honeymoon and we look forward to hosting you again, perhaps for your anniversary? Solio Lodge – The Safari Collection.
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
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