Solio Lodge, Laikipia Tented Camp
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.
* Solio Lodge Highlights
- ∞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 Mt Kenya and the Abedares
- ∞WiFi throughout
- ∞Children welcome
- ∞On-site massage treatments
More about this accommodation
In a scenic corner of Laikipia, Solio Lodge is in one of the most successful game conservancy areas of Kenya – with a rich wildlife which includes both species of rhino, buffalo, eland, oryx, impala, waterbuck, Thomson’s gazelle, warthog and the big cats including lion, leopard and cheetah. The lodge is closed for the month of November, during the height of the rainy season.
Private, comfortable safari lodge
Solio has only five luxurious and spacious cottages, spaced far enough to ensure privacy. Each has large windows and private verandas that give you spectacular views over Mount Kenya and the abundant herds that make the Laikipia their home. Each cottage is spacious with a lounge area and open fireplace. The enormous en-suite bathrooms have double basins, bath and separate shower and a dressing area. Children of all ages are welcome at Solio Lodge - one of the cottages can be turned into an interconnected family unit with two en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to five 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, horse 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 where it’s an hour’s game drive to the lodge. Private charters are available into Solio’s private airstrip.
By road: Solio is a 4-hour drive from Nairobi. Road transfers can be arranged if you prefer.
Our take on Solio Lodge
A beautiful lodge in a beautiful part of Kenya that is still remarkably unspoiled and uncrowded, despite its game-viewing being on a par with that of the famous Maasai Mara. Well-run, well-respected and welcoming, Solio Lodge is perfect for family and individuals wanting to get away from it all …
- ∞Airstrip transfers
- ∞Game drives, excursions to the Aberdare National Park, walking, horse riding, mountain biking,
- ∞All meals, house wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits
- ∞Bushbreakfasts and sundowners
- xChampagne, premium-branded spirits and wines
- xHealth insurance
- xScenic helicopter ride
- xMassage treatments
- xPersonal effects
- xAberdare National Park entry fees
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