Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 6
Last updated 24-Oct-2013

Main description of Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge is located on the Solio Reserve, which is part of a private ranch, and is home to a diverse and numerous population of wildlife, including both black and white rhino. Solio Game Reserve is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. The reserve is now home to over 74 Black rhinos and 155 White rhinos, as well as numerous other wildlife species including buffalo, zebra, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah and plains game such as eland, oryx, impala, waterbuck, thompson's gazelle and warthog.

An array of activities are available and cater to all energy levels. Soaking in the magnificent beauty of Mount Kenya is definitely an option, but so is walking, mountain biking, trout fishing, horse riding and a 4x4 safari in the rhino sanctuary.

The lodge has just six cosy and luxurious rooms, each ensuite with large glass pane windows to take in the panoramic views of the landscape which is framed by Mount Kenya. You will find some of the best food in all of Kenya at Solio Lodge and these wonderful meals will be enjoyed in the bush, on the deck overlooking a watering hole, in the main dining room, or privately in the comfort of your cottage.  

Solio Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Malaria Free
Room facilities En-Suite, Fridge, Tea / Coffee, Deck, Fireplace, Lounge Area, Dressing Gowns, Shower
Available services Credit Card, Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Cycling, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Horse Riding, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks

Room types at Solio Lodge

Luxury Cottage

Solio Lodge has 4 opulent yet individual cottages and 1 family unit encompassing one twin cottage and one double cottage with a shared living area. Each room has a private lounge area warmed by a corner fire, as well as large bathrooms with a double sink, bath and shower. The rooms are designed for warmth (Solio is high in altitude and can be cold at night), as well as outdoor living with each having a deck in front for relaxation during the day. Large windows allow for outstanding views of Mount Kenya and offer guests the opportunity to spot a rhino from their bed!

Activities at Solio Lodge

4x4 Rhino Sanctuary Safari

4x4 Rhino Sanctuary Safari

Established in 1970, Solio Game Reserve has been dedicated towards the safe sanctuary for both black and white rhinos with over 74 Black and 155 White living in harmony with an abundance of other wildlife including Buffalo, Lion, Zebra, Cheetah, Giraffe, Leopard, Eland, Oryx, Impala, Waterbuck, Thomson’s Gazelle and Warthog. In addition to this, an abundance of birdlife thrives amongst permanent water holes and the acacia lined Moyo River which traverse the entire reserve.

Fishing

Fishing

Trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park and Mt Kenya (additional cost to Mt Kenya).

Helicopter Flight

Helicopter Flight

Take a scenic helicopter flight up to Mount Kenya with a picnic breakfast.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Explore the ranch with an early morning horse ride.

Solio ranch

Solio ranch

Walking, horse riding, jogging and cycling through Solio Ranch (the rhino sanctuary is avoided as with such high density of rhino it is not safe to walk amongst them).