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Solio Ranch | Near Nanyuki, 15565-00503, Kenya
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Perth, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Solio Lodge is special! Kenyan hospitality, luxury bush accommodation and a very important rhino sanctuary. Importantly, everyone who stays at Solio is doing their bit to help... You become a conservationist for the black and white rhinos. Arriving at Nanyuki Airstrip we were greeted with the warm smiling face of Fred, who would be our driver for the next two... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Overall: Stayed here as the first stop on our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. The lodges are beautiful, the customer is service exceptional, and the game drives are private. Wi-Fi is available in the main dining area which was nice, and the food…. scrumptious. If you want to go on safari but do not want to stay in tented... More

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Solio, we are very glad that you had such a fantastic stay with us despite the fact that your honeymoon was shortened by a day due to flights. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our guests and are glad that we could make your stay that bit better with... More

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Solio and were so glad that we did. After some frantic days of getting up early at other camps, this was a nice change. We could sleep in and leave at 8:30 for our game drive and still see everything. Amos, our guide and Blackie, our spotter, were the BEST!! Such sweet guys and Amos... More

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Solio's geographical location and temperature means that game are often out all day, as you mention you can have a well earned lie in when staying at Solio and still see all the wildlife you could wish to see. All the guides at Solio are incredibly knowledgeable and Amos and Blackie will certainly be pleased... More

Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Solio Lodge is the only accommodation located in Solio Ranch, a privately-owned game reserve geared towards rhino conservation. First off, Solio Ranch is beautiful: one of the most haunting and lush landscapes I've ever seen. The top-heavy acacia trees fall over and are left where they fall as animals use the deadwood--so these huge fallen trees are everywhere (as well... More

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, as you say the abundance of game is really quite spectacular at Solio, seeing both black and white rhino in such large numbers still amazes us. We will pass on your comments to Fred, he is a very knowledgeable guide and will be pleased to hear he that you were so impressed. The Safari Collection... More

Canberra
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My trip was arranged by the Safari Collection which owns several properties in Kenya. Although I also award top marks for Sasaab in Samburu, Solio Lodge presents a unique and special experience. Firstly, it is located in a private rhino conservancy which provides the luxury of viewing the wildlife without other vehicles racing to see what you found. The animals... More

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are so glad that you had such a fantastic experience at Solio and our other properties (in spite of your sore foot - we hope this has healed well). You have touched on points that really capture the essence of the place, it is very private and unique and the food... More

Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I often include Solio as the perfect last stop after experiencing the great migration. The lodge is posh yet intimate and welcoming and the Solio team are some of the best in the business. Ava makes Solio a home away from home and the crew in Solio's excellent kitchen never disappoint. John, Ole and Fred produced rhinos, lions and leopards... More

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Solio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great write up. We are always happy to look after your guests and were glad to see the family you brought to the lodge made good use of the activities available. The Solio team look forward to your next visit. Solio Lodge Management - The Safari Collection More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Solio Lodge was the perfect way to begin a 12-day multiple-location safari. Ava and Hattie are gracious hostesses, and the property is warm and inviting The food is spectacular (be sure to ask Ava for recipes!). We felt very welcome in the lodge, and our twice-daily game drives with Ole were exciting, comfortable and very informative -- he is a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ava and her staff were great and our stay was heavenly, definitely a very comfortable safari for everyone of all ages and expectations. Game drives could be arranged short or long within the private park with rhinos (black & white), lions, leopards, water bucks, zebras, giraffes or even a wandering elephant! Or a day trip to the Aberdares seeing Giant... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family and I just returned from a 2 week trip to Kenya. We traveled with Specialised Safaris and stayed for several glorious days at Solio !! Ava makes you feel right at home and the meals were delicious. I even left with some of her recipes in hand to try at home !! Our rooms were so comfortable and... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was truly satisfying to see the total security that these marvellous valuable animals exist in, but even better was the incredible luxury you stayed in. Ava and her staff delivered a very high standard, and the little bonus was the gorgeous bush baby who lives in the lodge. Wonderful stay !

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Address: Solio Ranch | Near Nanyuki, 15565-00503, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Solio Lodge Kenya/Laikipia District

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