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Solio LodgeLaikipia and Northern Kenya
Set on the 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve, Solio Lodge is an intimate safari lodge in Laikipia in Kenya, located between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The only lodge within this private conservancy, Solio Lodge offers wildlife viewing including herds of up to 40 rhinos, thanks to its successful rhino-breeding programme.
Accommodation is in five large thatched cottages, including one interconnected family unit. The contemporary cottages feature lofty ceilings, African artefacts, cosy living areas, and spacious en suites with freestanding tub and shower. Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to private verandas with panoramic views of Mount Kenya.
Food is of a high standard made from seasonal produce from the lodge’s gardens. It’s a treat to dine outside watching grazing wildlife under the stars.
Activities at Solio Lodge range from game drives and horseback safaris to guided walks, fishing in the Aberdare National Park, and scenic helicopter flights over Mount Kenya. Round off your day with an in-room spa treatment.
Solio Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
Nestled in a valley between Mount Kenya and Aberdare Mountains lies Solio Lodge within a private wildlife sanctuary, a 3-hour drive from Nairobi Airport.
The intimate property has 5 large thatched cottages that are each individually decorated, offering large windows with views of the incredible landscape of rolling hills and Mount Kenya. Each room features a private lounge with open fire to warm the house for cooler evenings, as well as large ensuite bathrooms and a private veranda where guests can enjoy stunning views.
Game viewing is the highlight, where there is countless wildlife to observe in the Solio Game Reserve. These include black and white rhinoceros, leopard, lion, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, warthog and many more. Other activities to make the most of the outdoors are horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing trips, visits to rose farms and local markets. For a unique experience, a helicopter ride to Mount Kenya followed by a hilltop picnic breakfast is a must.
Children are welcome though there are no specific facilities. Babysitting can be arranged with prior notice.
- Dining area
- Lounge bar
- In-room massage treatments
- Viewing deck
- Game drives
- Observe wildlife including black and white rhinos
- Guided walks
- Horseback safaris
- Mountain biking
- Scenic helicopter flight to Mount Kenya
- Trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park
As the only accommodation within Kenya's 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve in Laikipia which is teeming with wildlife, Solio Lodge is renowned for being the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya, and it’s normal to see as many as 40 at a time. Equally as impressive is the lodges' dedication to community work through programmes and initiatives – ask how you can get involved when you visit.
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