Solio Lodge is situated in a wildlife conservancy in the game-rich Laikipia district. Solio Game Reserve is recognised globally as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya, where both white and black rhino live in harmony with plentiful herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and numerous other big game species.
- Uncrowded, game-rich area of Kenya
- Healthy populations of black and white rhino
- Respected and renowned wildlife conservancy
- Small, intimate safari lodge
- Spectacular views and easy access to Mount Kenya and Aberdare National Park
- Children welcome
- Massage treatments per request
In a scenic corner of Laikipia district, Solio Lodge is in one of the most successful game conservancy areas of Kenya. It has rich wildlife, including both species of rhino, buffalo, eland, oryx, impala, waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle, warthog, lion, leopard and cheetah. The lodge is closed for the month of November over the height of the rainy season.
Private, comfortable safari lodge
Solio Lodge has 5 luxurious and spacious cottages, far enough away from one another to ensure privacy. Each has large windows and private verandas that give you spectacular views over Mount Kenya and the abundant herds that make Laikipia their home. The cottages have living rooms and open fireplaces. Each enormous en-suite bathroom has double basins, bath, separate shower and a dressing area. Children of all ages are welcome at Solio Lodge and one of the cottages can be turned into an interconnected family unit with two en-suite bedrooms which sleeps up to 5 guests. Solio Lodge is on the Kenyan highlands and you'll find the days are generally warm, but nights can be cooler. As it's close to the equator, temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year.
Varied game viewing activities
A wide range of activities includes night and day game drives where you'll have every chance to view black and white rhino, leopard, lion, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and many other endemic species. Walking safaris, horseback riding and mountain bike safaris also offer different ways to experience the wildlife and Solio's beautiful surrounds. You can take a helicopter ride to nearby Mount Kenya and enjoy a hilltop picnic breakfast, or go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park.
By air - Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi connect to Nanyuki Airstrip. From there, it's an hour's game drive to Solio Lodge. Private charters to Solio's private airstrip are available.
By road - Solio is a 4-hour drive from Nairobi. Road transfers can be arranged.
Our take on Solio Lodge
Beautiful accommodation in a stunning part of Kenya that is remarkably unspoiled and uncrowded despite its game viewing being on a par with the famous Maasai Mara, Solio Lodge is well-run, well-respected and welcoming. The lodge is perfect for families and individuals wanting to get away from it all.
- Airstrip transfers
- Game drives, excursions to Aberdare National Park, walking, horseback riding and mountain biking safaris
- Full board, house wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits
- Bush breakfasts and sundowners
- Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines
- Health insurance
- Scenic helicopter ride
- Massage treatments
- Personal effects
- Aberdare National Park entry fees
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