Solio Lodge

Luxurious Solio Lodge offers frequent and intense wildlife encounters, unparalleled exclusivity and a beautiful setting between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.

Hidden in a valley between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains, Solio Lodge is a 19,000 acre private conservancy set within the Solio Game Reserve which is 45,000 acres in size. As the only accommodation option within this sanctuary, guests at Solio Lodge are guaranteed an extremely exclusive safari experience. Furthermore, the property offers just 5 beautiful cottages, set beneath traditional thatch but entirely contemporary in style. Open fireplaces provide warmth during cool evenings, whilst full length windows and sundecks take advantage of sweeping mountain views. One cottage can be converted into a two-bedroom unit that can sleep up to five – perfect for a family.

Solio Lodge boasts magnificent shared dining and living areas, including an open-air deck set beneath ancient trees. Manicured grassy areas invite relaxed ball games or peaceful reading, while there is also a small boutique where souvenirs can be bought. Prepared with plenty of fresh, homegrown ingredients, meals are often served al fresco within a stone’s throw of grazing antelope or beneath a blanket of stars.

Things to do at Solio Lodge aside from very productive game drives by day or night include bush picnics, guided nature walks, trout fishing in nearby Aberdare National Park, helicopter flight-seeing and in-room massages. The ranch is an internationally acclaimed rhino breeding reserve and sightings of up to 40 rhinoceros in a day are not uncommon.

Camp Location

How to get to Solio Lodge

From Nairobi, Solio Lodge is approximately 4 hours by road. It’s also possible to take a scheduled flight into Nanyuki Airstrip from the capital, which is located about an hour’s drive from the property.

Activities at Solio Lodge

  • Game drives by day and night
  • Nature walks
  • Horseback riding
  • Helicopter flight-seeing
  • In-room spa treatments

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Solio Lodge Highlights

  • Private, frequent and intense wildlife encounters
  • An incredibly exclusive safari experience
  • On thousands of acres accessible only to lodge guests
  • Just five beautiful cottages equipped with every modern luxury
  • A spectacular setting between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains

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Accommodation at Lewa & Laikipia

Below are some of our preferred Lewa and Laikipia tented camps and safari lodges. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia is a small eco-camp set in shady indigenous forest in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with iconic Mount Kenya as a backdrop.

Lewa Safari Camp

Charming Lewa Safari Camp is the Lewa Conservancy flagship - a very comfortable lodge with excellent food and unsurpassed gameviewing.

Lewa Wilderness

Exclusive Lewa Wilderness is set amongst a diverse range of stunning landscapes at the base of Mt Kenya.

Solio Lodge

Luxurious Solio Lodge offers frequent and intense wildlife encounters, unparalleled exclusivity and a beautiful setting between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.


Kenya Itineraries

The following tours can be easily tailor-designed to your personal travelling requirements, are private and independent. Please contact us to begin custom designing your personalised Kenya experience.

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

Want to know more about Kenya?
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Australia: 1300 363 302
United States: +1 (213) 460 3364
United States: +1 (646) 217 0354
United Kingdom: +44 (20) 4518 8166

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