Solio Lodge
Solio Lodge Room Stand off
Solio Lodge Room
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Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge opened in August 2010, it is an intimate and luxurious property situated in the valley between Mount Kenya and the Abedare Mountains. It remains the only guest accommodation on the 45,000 acre Solio game reserve, which ensures a private, peaceful environment to view a plethora of game.




Solio was Kenya's first private conservancy founded in 1970. It is internationally recognised as the most successful Rhino breeding sanctuary in the whole of Kenya. It is not uncommon to see over 30 Rhino on one drive. You can also see them from your room wandering past your floor to ceiling window.

Need to Know

It is situated at high altitude so there is no malaria in the area, it does however, get quite cold. Which is fantastic from a game perspective as they spend longer out in the open. There is a private airstrip so travelling to Solio from Nairobi or other areas of Kenya is incredibly easy. The rooms are large, beautifully finished cottages with private decks or lawns to view game from. Solio offers safari travel in comfort and style.


Solio uses close sided vehicles with unique specially designed roof seats to allow 365 degree views of the surroundings in total comfort. The cars can of course be stocked with cold and hot beverages for your drives.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Apart from both the Black and White Rhino guests can experience after dark game drives which allow sightings of the more covert operators, such as cheetah, leopard and hyena in action.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Enjoy game drives within the conservancy. Guests can also go horseback riding, walk or cycle within Solio Ranch. The lodge’s location allows for easy access to Mount Kenya by helicopter and the Aberdares by road, for trout fishing.


• Fire place in every room
• Wifi in mess area
• In-room massage offering a variety of treatments
• All rooms have showers and baths
• Hand made Kenyan toiletries, dressing gowns, slippers
and Hair dryers in every room
• Mini bar, fridge, tea/coffee facilities and safe in rooms
• Laundry service included but due to cultural reasons
hand wash powder is provided for ladies intimates
• Gym In A Bag: each bag contains a yoga mat,
skipping rope and post safari stretch card


Solio has five individual cottages, one of which is a family unit with two en-suite bedrooms that accommodates up to five people. Each cottage has a large sitting area with an open fireplace. The en-suite bathrooms are enormous with double sinks, showers, baths, separate toilets and dressing areas. Each cottage has large glass windows and a large veranda from which guests can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kenya.


Solio Lodge holds a gold eco-rating (the highest attainable) and is highly involved in funding rhino conservation and projects with our local communities.


Year round, apart from 2 weeks in November when it closed for maintenance.

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights, to ensure you can enjoy the Abedare mountains day trip.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From $700 per person (sharing)

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are ages 3 to 15 years inclusive. 16 years and over is an adult. 2 years and under is an infant. Infants stay FOC. 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, the 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 consult a reservation consultant should you wish to request this. Baby-sitters and special meals are by prior arrangement.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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