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Silole Sanctuary

Silole Sanctuary

Just an hours’s drive from the city, the Silole Sanctuary is private land adjoining the Nairobi National Park, a rich landscape of rolling plains situated between the deep gorges of the Embakasi & Kiserian rivers.

The Sanctuary is an ideal location to get away from the city without travelling distances & sacrificing time & expense. Four hundred acres of private land, this periurban oasis is home to 60 species of mammal, species of birds & a rich diversity of flora reflecting the various habitats (riverine forest, grassland plain & valley thicket) found within it.

Things to do in the Sanctuary include walking (with or without guides), swimming at the Masai Lodge pool, rock climbing in the rocky river gorges, bird-watching and of course, game-driving in the Nairobi National Park, which is accessible through the Masai Gate, which opens on to the Sanctuary.

Silole Lodge

Silole Lodge

Masai Lodge is a 35-bed lodge marvelously situated within the Sanctuary on a cliff-edge overlooking the Embakasi river with fine views over the Nairobi National Park.Besides its comfortable accommodation in en-suite rooms, delicious food & excellent service provided by friendly staff, the Lodge boasts a beautiful swimming pool, a la carte restaurant & conference facilities.

Attractions & facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • En suite cottages
  • Football pitch
  • Trekking in the Sanctuary with Masai guides
  • Game drives in the Nairobi National Park
  • Transfers from JKIA Airport on a 24 hour basis with one hour access from airport to hotel through the Nairobi National Park.

Why suffer being stuck in the notorious Nairobi Park traffic jams getting into the city when you can be relaxing in Masai Lodge an hour after leaving the airport?
Ideal for team building weekends, conferences or just to get out of the city melee for a while, Masai Lodge is located in a quiet & peaceful natural environment very far from the city hubbub just an hour’s drive away.

For current tariff & charges for staying at the Lodge, please contact the Silole Sanctuary directly.

Silole Villa

Silole Lodge

Silole Villa is a very private 3-bedroom house with the most breathtaking views over the Nairobi National Park set in it’s own six acres within the Silole Sanctuary. Commanding the Kingfisher gorge, which runs into the Embakasi river, it is not uncommon to see wild black rhinos or other big game animals down in the valley below. Unquestionably, this is one of the best sited houses in the Nairobi area.

An experienced chef will ensure that you have excellent meals in between game-driving in the national park, walking in the Sanctuary, swimming at the Lodge or just relaxing at home. With hot water, electricity & a well –equipped kitchen, Silole Villa is all you need for a relaxing, and luxurious weekend retreat.

The villa contains two double bedrooms and a large studio space for children, with a single bedroom available in the Study as an extra if required.

Masai guides are available to take you walking in the Sanctuary where a wide range of creatures, both dangerous & benign, can be observed at close quarters.
Security in the Sanctuary is good, with day & night askaris discreetly on duty & the manager on the adjoining property.

You should provide your own alcohol, although all other food & beverages are provided.
To stay at this unique property, it will cost 20,000 Kenya shillings per night WITH FOOD & Chef OR 10,000 Kenya shillings on a self-catering basis. Catering terms apply to a maximum of 4 adults. Extra adults catered for at an extra 1,000 Kenya shillings each. All children are free.

Silole Cottage

Silole Lodge

Perhaps the ultimate Nairobi get-away, Silole Cottage is an idyllic 2 bedroom thatched cottage with wonderful views over the rolling plains of the Nairobi National Park.
In the middle of the Silole Sanctuary, with good security, hot water & a solar system backed up by a generator, Silole Cottage is all you need for a cheap weekend away from the city routine.

The cottage has loft spaces ideal for children above the two en-suite bedrooms & a cosy verandah overlooking the park.

Drive yourself here, just an hour from the city and you have the Nairobi National Park on your doorstep, the Masai Gate being just 5 minutes drve away.. Dikdik and warthog can be seen on the lawn & giraffe & eland (not to mention big cats) visit at night.

There are very varied walks within the Sanctuary: looking for pythons along the Embakasi or rock-climbing up the cliffs of the Kiserian gorge & Masai guides are available if you wish. The Masai Gate of the park is just 5 minutes drive away, ideal for early morning & late evening game-drives.

Silole Cottage has a small but well-equipped kitchen.
You should bring your own food & alcohol as required.

Contact Details

SILOLE VENTURES
PO BOX 938, KAREN
NAIROBI 00502
KENYA
www.silolesanctuary.com
Mobile: (+254) 0721646588
Bookings at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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