- Rhino breeding sanctuary
- The only accommodation within the 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve
- Absolutely stunning thatched suites
- Game drives and wildlife
- Cuisine and bush breakfasts
- Private and intimate destination
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Solio Conservancy
- Lodge size; 5 Thatched Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Located between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains within the stunning and wildlife-rich Solio Conservancy, home to lion, leopard, cheetah and, importantly, one of the most successful private rhino (white and black) breeding sanctuaries in the whole of Africa.
Solio Lodge is the only lodge located within the 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve. If one is looking for that luxurious, private and intimate safari option that offers fantastic wildlife and birding, look no further.
It is not uncommon to spot up to 40 different rhinos during a day's activities, excluding all the other wildlife that the reserve has to offer.
Five large thatched and glass-fronted suites offer guests an open-plan bedroom, lounge and fireplace, as well as a separate luxurious en-suite bathroom with double sinks, showers, baths, separate toilets and dressing areas.
From the front of each suite, spectacular views of Mount Kenya are to be had.
A family suite is available and consists of two bedrooms, both with their own en-suite bathrooms.
Dining locations at the central guest consist of indoor and outdoor venues, or for that special occasion, on the verandah of one's private suite; bush breakfasts whilst out on a game drive are a highlight.
The thatched and glass-fronted central guest area at Solio Lodge oozes luxury around every corner, with three separate sitting areas (lounges), two fireplaces, a small safari shop (upstairs) and a communal dining area.
Outdoors, beautifully manicured grass leads out to a wooden deck under the shade of Acacia trees and out over the plains of the Solio Game Reserve.
Every aspect of the central guest area is pure class, with only the best furnishing having been used. The entire area has been designed to amplify the already commanding views.
An interesting take, WiFi is only available in the rooms, which in our opinion, is absolutely brilliant. This means that guests get to converse while in and around the central guest area, nothing wrong with good old school communication.
A wide selection of safari and cultural activities is available within the Solio Game Reserve and the Aberdare National Park; activities are listed below.
Safari activities included;
- Game drives
- Bush breakfasts
- Walking excursions
- Aberdare National Park excursions
- Local farm visit
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
A scenic helicopter ride that takes in the surrounding landscape is on offer at an additional cost; if this is within one's budget (a rather expensive activity), it is highly recommended.
From US$ 770.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- Airstrip transfers
- Game drives
- Excursions to the Aberdare National Park
- Walking, local farm visit, horse riding and mountain biking
- All meals
- House wines, house soft drinks, house beers and house spirits
- Bush breakfasts and sundowners.
- All flights
- All transfers
- Champagne, luxury spirits and selected wines
- Health and travel insurance
- Scenic helicopter ride
- Massage treatments
- Entrance to the Aberdare National park
- Visit to Cinnabar Green
- Personal effects.