We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sosian Ranch

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Laikipia County
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Sosian Ranch
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 136: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed at Sosian for five days earlier this month. Simon, Rosie, Daisy and the entire staff took care of every need during the visit, many even before they occurred to me! The accommodations are luxurious, the food INCREDIBLE, the game drives exciting and surreal, the variety of activities extensive, but the real magic at Sosian is the people there.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Katie D
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I cannot say enough about the staff at Sosian. Simon makes you giggle along with his amazing knowledge of the region. Rosy is steady, calm, caring and makes sure you have all you need. Daisy is hilarious and fun. The rooms are comfortable - and I enjoyed the morning tea time - seeing different animals show up in view. Giraffes,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jenniferlyn C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A friend and I spent three nights at Sosian and loved every minute. Simon and Rosie and their staff looked after us so well. Our two safari drives with Simon were superb - one concentrating on the local bird life and the other a successful "expedition" to find wild dogs. We watched the wild dogs for at least an hour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janed44
London
Level Contributor
125 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolute luxury accommodation at this ranch with five star meals and also a chance to see the area day or night, in vehicles, on foot or on horseback (or camels but I didn't try that). Lovely poolside dining area. Superb staff with a very individual/ personal touch to all activities and social events. A chance also to see the daily... More 

Helpful?
Thank DualFishy
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have just returned from 2 weeks travelling through Kenya all with offbeat safaris. Sosian was a magnificent haven - each cabin is beautifully decorated and has superb luxury linen. the ranch has many beautiful historic artifacts as well as a full size billiard table,swimming pool and tennis court. One of the many highlights was a 2 day horse riding... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leisa B
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our second visit and just as comfortable as we remembered . A superb place for a whole variety of activities such as riding in the bush,fly camping, tubing down the river,, as well as game drives and bush brunches and suppers. Wildlife is splendid and for us included the rare treat of wild dogs and many leopard sightings. Birdwatching is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tswalu
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were on our honeymoon and stayed at the Italian cottage. It's so beautiful that we almost didn't want to do fly camping, but we are glad that we did! All the activities offered by Sosian were awesome and there is a range to suit everyone regardless of what level you're at. We went for a bush trek to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank khalies_
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Spoiling in every way.....from Leopard sightings to wild dogs..Africa at its best and wildest...no tourists...home from home and more...Rosie, Simon and Daisy fabulous hosts..fabulous food...fabulous horses...comfortable exceptionally clean rooms...just book it..!

Helpful?
Thank Lou H
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We wanted the ultimate family holiday experience and Sosian delivered on every front. Simon and Rosie, and the rest of their team who are all lovely, looked after our every whim and the four days we spent there was jam packed with things to do. Amazing game drives with our guide Mishek and Patrick featuring leopards, elephants, zebra, giraffe, hippos... More 

Helpful?
Thank cathcart2016
Sosian, Manager at Sosian Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's fantastic to hear what a great time you had at Sosian. You're right - there is a lot to see and do here - and we're glad you and your family got the most out of your stay, keeping busy with your guides Patrick and Misheck. All is looking lovely and... More 

Timau, Rift Valley, Kenya
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Camel rides, horse riding, swimming pool, sundowners, fishing and bush breakfast! What else can you pack into a weekend? The most amazing place with some of the nicest staff in Kenya! Simon, Rosie and Daisy Thank You for yet another fantastic trip!

Helpful?
Thank Tracey W
Sosian, Manager at Sosian Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to tell us! Looking forward to seeing you and your gang again sometime soon. Best wishes, Simon, Rosie and the Sosian Team. More 

85 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (55)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Laikipia County hotels
60.6 km away
Olepangi Farm
Olepangi Farm
#3 of 12 in Laikipia County
33 reviews
27.1 km away
Porini Rhino Camp
Porini Rhino Camp
#3 of 32 in Nanyuki Town
187 reviews
0.0 km away
El Karama Eco Lodge
El Karama Eco Lodge
#13 of 54 in Laikipia County
49 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.3 km away
Jambo Mutara Camp, Laikipia
Jambo Mutara Camp, Laikipia
#23 of 54 in Laikipia County
12 reviews
0.0 km away
Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Safari Camp
#5 of 54 in Laikipia County
167 reviews
43.0 km away
Loisaba Star Beds
Loisaba Star Beds
#11 of 54 in Laikipia County
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sosian, the Samburu word for ‘Wild Date Palm’, combines the tame with the wild; ideal for those looking for a unique and intimate bush experience. The 24,000-acre private, working ranch sits on the Laikipia plateau, 80kms west of Mt Kenya, offering pure wilderness, with more than 250 species of birdlife and an abundance of game species with four of the big five being found at Sosian Ranch, plus rare species such as Wild dogs, Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sosian Ranch

Address: Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Number of rooms: 7
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sosian Ranch staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sosian Ranch staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“No bad choices here!”
  • Balcony attached to the room
  • Balcony view
  • Bedroom
  • Large private bathroom
  • Private bathroom
 of 5 bubbles DualFishy, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all beautiful there is a honey moon cottage - we didnt stay there but it is drop dead gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles LeisaB_11, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a ranch in the colonial style. All rooms are comfortable and well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles Tswalu, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Italian cottage was private but I bet all rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles khalies_, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“WiFi available in reception.”
 of 5 bubbles AshleighS710, 18 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5