Solio Lodge

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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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.



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

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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