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Solio Lodge Kenya

Solio Lodge is lauded as a premier lodge in Kenya for its unique and unforgettable rhino viewing experiences. Nestled in the valley between the towering slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, it stands as the sole accommodation on the impressive 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve. Globally acknowledged as one of the most successful private rhino breeding sanctuaries in East Africa, here, visitors frequently witness up to 40 rhinoceros at a time.The wildlife experience is intense and exclusive: a 19,000-acre conservancy surrounded by a 45,000-acre ranch, all with just one luxury lodge.

Immerse yourself in luxury at Solio Lodge, an iconic destination offering activities for every type of traveler. Rhinos are undoubtedly the highlight, providing magical and intimate experiences. Home to over 200 black and white rhinos, the Solio Conservancy presents an extraordinary opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures at close range, whether you’re capturing incredible photographs or simply basking in their majestic presence during the golden hours of dawn and dusk.

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Seeking luxury amidst the wild? Solio Lodge epitomizes tranquility in a nature-intimate setting.

With five individual guest cottages, the luxury Laikipia Lodge ensures solitude and exceptional access to the tranquil beauty of the Solio Game Conservancy. Every cottage delights its guests with east-facing perspectives, made possible by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that perfectly frame Mount Kenya. Private sundecks offer peaceful retreats, making it an idyllic Laikipia lodge for relaxation among nature.

The interior space in each cottage is expansive. Complementing the sumptuous accommodation, a crackling fire in the hearth beckons during cooler evenings, contributing to a cosy and inviting atmosphere. En-suite bathrooms boast double sinks, large walk-in rain showers, and free-standing bathtubs. With flexible configurations for beds, the cottages accommodate both couples and families, while cottage 3 presents itself as an accessible option for guests with reduced mobility or those using wheelchairs.

For family stays, Solio Lodge offers a bespoke family unit consisting of interconnected cottages equipped with ample amenities to create a comfortable, shared living space. These units open to stunning views of the game sanctuary, with dedicated sun decks and personal fireplaces, enhancing the collective safari experience.

Family Lodge in Laikipia

For a more detailed and complete exploration of all that Solio Lodge has to offer, including safari activities, wellness options, accommodations, and rates, visit the full description provided in the specific relevant content above.

Safari Activities at Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge offers an array of activities for adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Amidst the stunning landscapes of Laikipia, here’s what guests can look forward to:

Game Drives

Embark on tranquil morning, afternoon, or evening game drives in the serene Solio Game Reserve. Spot the famous rhinos alongside reticulated giraffes, eland, waterbuck, and predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Select game drives include the unique experience of bush breakfasts or memorable sundowners in the wild. The lodge provides exclusive use of custom 4×4 safari vehicles equipped with rooftop seats for panoramic viewing.

Helicopter Rides

Take to the skies with a thrilling helicopter ride offering breathtaking views over the landscapes of Kenya. Explore Mount Kenya, the Aberdare National Park, or even try fly fishing in remote mountain streams. Helicopter rides cater to all ages, starting from 2 years old, unleashing an entirely different perspective of the region’s natural beauty.

Horse Riding

Discover Solio Ranch from the unique vantage point of horseback, suitable for riders at any level. Skilled equestrians can canter across the open plains, while beginners enjoy a gentle ride amidst wildlife like zebras, giraffes, and warthogs. Safety helmets are provided at the lodge’s stables, where the guided tours commence.


Offering both adult and child mountain bikes, Solio Lodge invites guests to ride through the conservancy with a guide. Learn about the local flora and fauna and enjoy the stunning scenery outside the core rhino sanctuary. Various circuits cater to different energy and skill levels.

Walking Safaris

Immerse in the natural world with a walking safari guided by experienced staff. Alongside less dangerous wildlife, learn about animal tracking, local plant life, and the smaller intricacies of the bush that are often overlooked during vehicle-based safaris.

Bush Breakfast and Sundowner

Experience the enchanting ritual of a bush breakfast after an early morning game drive, cooked up on special vehicle pull-out stoves. Evenings are reserved for the cherished sundowner, with a mobile bar providing the perfect complement to the sunset over the acacia-studded savannah.

Spa Treatments and Wellness

Elevate your relaxation with spa treatments in the privacy of your cottage or in the lodge’s unique wood-fired sauna with views of the reserve. Indulge in massages and natural beauty treatments curated by skilled therapists using premium organic products.

Each of these activities at Solio Lodge is designed to provide an exhilarating and intimate connection with nature, making for a truly unforgettable Kenyan safari experience.

Solio Ranch game drives

Non-Resident 2023 Rates are in USD per person per night

VALID: 01 January 2024 – 31 December 2024

THE SEASON: 01 January 2024 – 05 January 2024 & 01 June 2024 – 31 October 2024 / 16 December 2024 – 31 December 2024





RATES INCLUDE: Airstrip transfers, game drives and exclusive use of vehicle for each group of guests, excursions to the Aberdare National Park (excluding park fees), walking, local farm visit, horse riding, mountain biking, all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfasts, and sundowners.

RATES EXCLUDE: Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, tips, health insurance, scenic helicopter ride, massage treatments, entrance to the Aberdare National Park, visit to Cinnabar Green, and personal effects.

CHILDREN: Children are ages 3 to 15 years inclusive. 16 years and over is considered an adult. Infants 2 years and under stay free of charge. Extra beds are available on request. We recommend parents book the family cottage as it has a shared central area where families can enjoy time together. However, other cottages can comfortably fit 2 extra beds for children should the family cottage not be available. This is subject to occupancy levels at the lodge, so please always ask a reservation consultant should you wish to request this. Baby-listeners and special meals are by prior arrangement.

The child rate applies when:

The rate for a child sharing in an extra bed applies when:

CHECK OUT: Guests need to vacate their rooms by 10:00 am, although they are welcome to continue using the lodge facilities. Please note that extra lunches are charged at US$ 46 per person.

*CLOSURE Solio Lodge is closed from 01 November to 15 November 2024 inclusive. These dates are subject to change and flexibility with closure dates. Please contact reservations for more information.

GUIDE RATE: This rate applies to a guide staying in a guide room, fully inclusive of meals and drinks at the lodge.

GAME DRIVES: Exclusive use of a vehicle is included in the rates at Solio Lodge.

ROOM TYPES: Solio Lodge features 5 individual cottages. The 5th cottage is a family unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 5 people. Each cottage is spacious and can comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in extra beds. Extra beds are provided upon request only. The en-suite bathrooms have separate showers and baths.

Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate specific room requests, we cannot guarantee them.

The Safari Collection unveils an array of enticing offers for the wanderlust enthusiasts. Venture into the wild and immerse yourself in the luxury of Kenya’s most picturesque lodges with these special discounts.


Indulge in a sublime safari and save on splendor. Stay at one or a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties, excluding Giraffe Manor (Sala’s Camp, Sasaab, or Solio Lodge), for a minimum of 4 nights during The Season to receive a 25% discount on accommodation.

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Embrace the Savings Season and enjoy a spectacular 30% off. This offer applies when you stay at a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties, excluding Giraffe Manor (Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge or Sasaab), for at least 4 nights.

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Extend the adventure for a minimum of 7 nights during The Season at The Safari Collection’s properties and receive a generous 30% discount. Although Giraffe Manor is ineligible for this percentage discount, it can be included in the stay combination.

Valid for the same travel dates as the 25% off accommodation offer.


Savor every safari moment while enjoying a 35% reduction in your stay when you book a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge, or Sasaab) for at least 7 nights during Savings Season.

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A lavish getaway for 10 nights during The Season at these properties, excluding the percentage discount for Giraffe Manor, will also secure a 35% savings.

Valid for the same travel dates as the 25% off accommodation offer.


The ultimate safari experience awaits with a monumental 40% discount. Book a 10-night stay at a mix of The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge, or Sasaab) during Savings Season to avail of this offer.

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Combine a stay of at least 7 nights at The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge, or Sasaab) and enjoy a 30% off The Retreat’s Day Room accommodation or the Early Bird Breakfast package.

Valid throughout the year.


A complimentary Day Pass to The Retreat is yours when you book a 7-night minimum stay combining The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge, or Sasaab).

Valid for travel throughout the year.

Offers are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. These offers are non-transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer, and apply only to new bookings.

For a tailor-made journey and to take advantage of these special offers, please contact:

Phone: +254-785-639-497
Email: sales@beyondkenyasafaris.com

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Discover The Safari Collection Properties

The Safari Collection is renowned for its selection of unique properties across Kenya. Each offers an enchanting blend of luxury, adventure, and unparalleled wildlife encounters. Here’s an overview of these stunning retreats that promise unforgettable experiences.

Giraffe Manor

Prepare to be greeted by the long-necked inhabitants of the iconic Giraffe Manor, where these majestic creatures often poke their heads into the windows to say “hello” during breakfast. Set in a 1930s manor house on the outskirts of Nairobi, this exclusive boutique hotel gives guests a uniquely personal interaction with the resident Rothschild giraffes.

Sala’s Camp

Located in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Sala’s Camp offers the exciting opportunity to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Nestled at the confluence of two rivers, it’s one of the first camps to welcome the migratory herds into Kenya.


Near the Buffalo Springs National Reserves in Samburu, Sasaab boasts grand Moroccan-style suites with panoramic views of the river and the arid landscape. It provides a distinct cultural experience with close proximity to the indigenous Samburu tribes.

Solio Lodge

As detailed in the specific relevant content initially provided, Solio Lodge is situated on a private wildlife sanctuary and is famed for its success in the conservation of rhinos. The lodge offers a unique blend of luxury, solitude, and wildlife experiences in the valley between the spectacular Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.

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Lewa House

Found within the famous Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa House is a family-run retreat known for its warm hospitality and connection to local conservation efforts. The conservancy is home to a diverse array of wildlife, and Lewa House offers a spectacular location to explore this biodiversity hotspot.

Lewa Sirikoi

Lewa Sirikoi is a stunning eco-lodge offering exclusive experiences in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. With award-winning accommodations and a commitment to sustainability, guests can enjoy luxury while supporting conservation and community initiatives.

Borana Lodge

Set on the vast landscapes of the Laikipia plateau, Borana Lodge offers intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters. Dedicated to conservation and community involvement, Borana provides a genuine and powerful connection to Kenya’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Each of these properties within The Safari Collection is dedicated to providing exceptional safari experiences while fostering conservation efforts and benefiting surrounding communities. Whether you’re savoring the sunrise with a giraffe at your breakfast table or tracking the Big Five in the Maasai Mara, The Safari Collection’s lodges are unique portals to Kenya’s wild heart.

To explore more about these exclusive properties and to plan your Kenyan safari adventure, contact:

Phone: +254 785 639 497
Email: sales@beyondkenyasafaris.com

Guests Reviews

  1. Magical Rhino Encounter at Solio Lodge

    I recently stayed at Solio Lodge and was utterly captivated by the close-up encounters with rhinos. It was surreal to watch these majestic creatures roaming freely, and the dedication Solio has to their conservation is incredibly inspiring. The game drives were well organized, and our guide was both knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife. This has been a highlight of my travels in Kenya, and I cannot recommend Solio Lodge enough for anyone wanting a truly intimate and impactful safari experience.

  2. Luxurious Getaway in Nature’s Embrace

    I‘ve had the pleasure of experiencing many luxury lodges, but Solio Lodge stands out for its serene setting and exceptional service. From our beautifully designed cottage with breathtaking views of Mount Kenya, to the sumptuous culinary offerings that showcased local produce, every moment was a delight. The staff were attentive and personable, making us feel right at home. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family retreat, the lodge balances luxury with the raw beauty of the Kenyan wilderness. A peaceful escape that I’ll treasure forever.

  3. An Unforgettable Adventure at Solio Lodge

    Our family adventure at Solio Lodge exceeded all expectations. The children were thrilled with the horseback rides, getting up close with nature, and we adults appreciated the tranquil beauty of the conservancy. The family unit was spacious and gave us the perfect balance of togetherness and privacy. The activity selection provided something for everyone, whether it was cycling through the bush or the more leisurely spa treatments. We left feeling refreshed and enriched by our time spent at Solio. It’s an unparalleled destination that provided us with memories to last a lifetime.

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