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Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Mweiga, Nyeri 10100 Kenya
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The Rhino Watch Safari Lodge is situated in the central Kenyan highlands. The Lodge offers a beautiful view of Mt Kenya. Surrounded by three wildlife reserves the lodge provides an ideal base for safari game drives.Warm hospitality and a friendly atmosphere await you. The Rhino Watch Lodge is an oasis of peace and relaxation, a perfect place if you need to get away from it all. We offer lovingly designed rooms in different categories and are specialized in accommodating nature and wildlife enthusiasts, families but also professional photographers and film crews.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Secured parking
Public wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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Mweiga, Nyeri 10100 Kenya
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport72 miSee all flights
Nanyuki Airport18 miSee all flights
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Lorraine H wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom33 contributions53 helpful votes
My partner and I have just returned to Nairobi after a great 3 night stay. We stayed in a chalet and it was impeccably clean, with great views of mount Kenya from the veranda area. The gardens are lovely with lots of bird life. The food was really excellent and just what we needed after a long day out in the Aberdares hiking. The packed lunches were also great. They are taking COVID safety measures very seriously. Susan the waitress was excellent, very professional and friendly. Alex was also very professional and helpful. We had a great stay and hope to return in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Abupet Safari Ventures ltd wrote a review Apr 2020
Nairobi, Kenya10 contributions1 helpful vote
A Wonderful experience down with my clients at the Rhino watch lodge . friendly staff and management as well . good rooms with good food to go with , it is a class of its own . i wont hesitate to recommend it to any traveler from any part of the world
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Date of stay: January 2020
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ciiku wrote a review Jan 2020
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Visited with the family for lunch this afternoon. The food was good... staff very friendly and professional at their work. The view from the poolside is amazing... looking forward to the completion of the poolside restaurant. We shall definitely be back
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Sally W wrote a review Oct 2019
Heathfield, United Kingdom1,142 contributions234 helpful votes
The lodge is comfortable and wonderfully convenient for safaris to Solio, Aberdare and Ol Pejeta. Every time we come back there are improvements and the staff are equally lovely. The weather can be cool in the mornings and at night, so bring warm clothes. They provide lovely warm hot water bottles and thick blankets, and a fire in the bar. There is quite a walk uphill to the pool but once you get there the views are stunning (especially on a clear day). Both the chalets and tents are comfortable and they have the best showers in Kenya! They provide filtered water which I am very happy about, to avoid the use of plastic bottles. The Rhinowatch team arrange absolutely fantastic two week safaris with the best drivers I have ever come across. The lodge is owned and run by the lovely, friendly, Kinge family. There are now some outside tables for lunch in the garden. If I have any grumbles it is that the beds are a bit hard for us oldies with joint problems! And the food choice for vegetarians was limited. But otherwise, top marks!
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Date of stay: October 2019
jmcgeee wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington, DC6 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I wish to sing the praises of Rhino Watch Safaris (Wildlife Observation Worldwide), who helped us arrange and who guided us and took excellent care of us every step of the way through a spectacular 20-day safari adventure in Kenya, from which we returned at the end of September. Thanks to the experience of the staff at Rhino Watch we enjoyed countless mind-boggling wildlife experiences each day (special kudos to Adriana, the U.S. arranger; Frank Wirth, owner and manager; Ashford Murungi, driver/guide directly responsible for our countless spectacular wildlife experiences; and the many staff at Rhino Watch Lodge—near several reserves—and at Mara Legends lodge—located within the National Park—, which were ideally located to permit explorations). Highlights of the seven locations we visited include: (Nairobi: Sheldrick elephant orphanage and Giraffe Center; Solio Reserve: lions and many rhinos; Aberdare National Park: jungle habitat with gorgeous waterfalls and forest elephants, giant forest hogs, monkeys, and numerous Cape Buffalo and hyenas; Samburu Reserve: elephants, leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and baboons, as well as the rare Somali ostriches and Grevey’s zebra and endangered reticulated giraffes; Ol Pejeta Reserve: Rhinos, buffalo, elephants, various antelopes; Crater Lake: night safari revealed hippos grazing and the rarely seen aardvark; and Maasai Mara National Park: lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, elephants, buffalo, hyenas, crocodiles, and mixed herds of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and various antelopes and gazelles). Those are just the highlights—We marveled at countless mammals and birds, many appearing in several parks and some in only one special location. Overall we saw—up close, generally active, and often with youngsters: Approximately 50 Lions including full prides, 14 leopards, 12 cheetahs, countless herds of cape buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, various antelopes and gazelles, several schools of hippos, crocodiles, countless birds representing various species, and approximately 100 elephants, 100 giraffes, 60 rhinos, and 50 hyenas. The chief contributors to our spectacular experiences were Adriana and Frank (and his wife Kendy), our super-human driver/guide Ashford, and the marvelous staff at the lodges. Adriana, located in the U.S., assisted us with arrangements. She was an exemplary professional throughout our preparations for the trip. Her knowledge is astounding—from inception of our planning she answered our many detailed questions, demonstrating a remarkable combination of patient attentiveness to our questions and responsive efficiency. Her knowledge of places, people, and procedures pointed us, happily, not only to the major parks and reserves but also to perfect arrival/departure hotels and special side trips and delights along the travel routes. Her suggested options were instrumental in our arranging an adventure according to a perfect itinerary that included all the places and activities that we imagined. Atop her exceptional professional skills, Adriana evinced a most endearing demeanor, combining a clearly evident love for nature with a most delightful personality. Adriana is a gem. And so is Mary, who arranged our itinerary at the Kenya side. Frank and Kendy deserve great credit for managing the lodges and trips in a manner that devoted caring attention to our wellbeing as well as to that of the other guests we encountered at the lodges. Though busy with the myriad detailed tasks involved in managing such finely-run lodges, they took time to inquire about our satisfaction. One noteworthy incident, in particular, has indebted us to them: Jim developed a serious infection in his foot—It began immediately before we embarked on the trip but worsened over time. Frank immediately considered the situation and linked Jim up with a fine small hospital about an hour from Rhino Watch Lodge. The doctors and staff there were excellent. They attended to him during a 3-day hospital stay, administered and prescribed effective medications, and—as doctors in the U.S. confirmed when we returned home—managed to save Jim’s foot. We remain most grateful to Frank for his prompt and effective attention and help, and for the kindness he showed in following up to check on us after the hospitalization. We remain in awe of our driver/guide, Ashford, with whom we were most fortunate to share each day. Ashford, who speaks perfect English (and other languages), is a tremendously experienced guide who was kind enough to eagerly share his encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife—He was a university-equivalent tutor. We saw guides from other outfits point out an animal to their clients and simply name the animal. In contrast, Ashford always explained the animal’s habits, the special circumstances of the sightings, and ecologically relevant facts about the environment—answering in detail every question we posed. His sense of where to find animals was astounding—from years of experience with the animals generally (he is a native of the locations near the parks and has been a guide for many years) and with the parks and reserves we were visiting. He knew which ecological niche would reveal which animal, and he had an uncanny ability to predict the precise movements of animals we spotted at a distance, so that he would place us in a location where the animal would soon appear. Ashford possesses an extraordinary ability to spot highly camouflaged animals; without his keen eye, we would have missed many wonderful experiences. He was always patient with our fumbling with our cameras, steadying the vehicle and positioning us to get the best shot possible. His wide network of acquaintances with fellow guides, park rangers, and towns folk was an invaluable link to wildlife activities and hot spots of the day. We remain amazed at his motivation to find animals about which we expressed interest and his tirelessness and stamina through 20 days of 7 am-6 pm safaris as well as long drives from park to park—all over rough terrain. Without apparent concern for his own comforts, he was always protective, vigilant for our safety, and concerned about our comforts and wellbeing. Atop this, Ashford is exceedingly personable and kept spirits alert and pleasant during the long days, inserting positive energy and joy into every experience. Ashford is a most remarkable person, and we consider ourselves most fortunate to have had such a guardian angel throughout our adventure. The lodges (Rhino Watch and Mara Legends) merit comment as well. We stayed in very comfortable, well-equipped luxury tents. The lodge areas were spotlessly kept and beautifully landscaped. The in-the-bush locations provided the sounds of surrounding wildlife; roaring lions, howling hyenas, snorting hippos, occasional squabbling baboons, and lovely songbirds. Staff were incredibly professional: attentive, patient, efficient, with delightful demeanors; they became instant friends. Staff were also extremely protective – always alert and at night remaining on guard against possible animal intrusions; they escorted us everywhere, though we did not experience any alarming incidents (because the staff precluded that). Food was gourmet, accommodating various culinary requirements: hearty and tasty breakfast/lunch/dinner, with return to lunch after morning safaris or lunch boxes on day-long safaris, and with return to a fine dinner after evening safaris. In short, we had a most amazing adventure, and we credit Rhino Watch staff for that. We shall remain grateful to them all and look forward to our return.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: All rooms are luxury tents located in a quiet area but close to restaurant and lounge.
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$226 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCentral ProvinceNyeri
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Rhino Watch Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rhino Watch Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rhino Watch Safari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Rhino Watch Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.