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Solio Lodge
Solio Lodge
Solio Lodge
Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Lodge
No. of rooms
5
Check-in time
12:00 pm
Check-out time
10:00 am

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Solio Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
6 Apr 2021
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Facilities at Solio Lodge

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Malaria Free
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site
Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Horse Riding, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris
Nearby activities
Fishing
Languages
English

Room types at Solio Lodge

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Family Cottage 5 & 6

Solio's fifth cottage is a family unit encompassing one twin cottage and one double cottage with a shared living area. The room has a private lounge area warmed by a corner fire, as well as large bathrooms with a double sink, bath and shower.

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Luxury Cottage 1

Luxury Cottage 1 has a private deck with panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. The cottage has a private lounge area with an open fire for cooler evenings, as well as a large en-suite bathroom with a double sink, bath and shower. Large windows allow for outstanding views of Mount Kenya and offer guests the opportunity to spot a rhino from their bed!

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Luxury Cottage 2

Luxury Cottage 2 has a private deck with panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. The cottage has a private lounge area with an open fire for cooler evenings, as well as a large en-suite bathroom with a double sink, bath and shower. Large windows allow for outstanding views of Mount Kenya and offer guests the opportunity to spot a rhino from their bed!

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Luxury Cottage 3

Luxury Cottage 3 has a private deck with panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. The cottage has a private lounge area with an open fire for cooler evenings, as well as a large en-suite bathroom with a double sink, bath and shower. Large windows allow for outstanding views of Mount Kenya and offer guests the opportunity to spot a rhino from their bed!

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Luxury Cottage 4

Luxury Cottage 4 has a private deck with panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. The cottage has a private lounge area with an open fire for cooler evenings, as well as a large en-suite bathroom with a double sink, bath and shower. 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

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EXCURSIONS TO THE ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

The Aberdares is a beautiful volcanic mountain range thirty minutes’ drive away from Solio. With its highest peaks rising 14,100 feet above sea level, it has several distinct vegetation zones and a great diversity of plant and tree species. There is also abundant wildlife to be spotted. For keen anglers, the Aberdares has several trout filled mountain rivers and streams, so fly fishing can be enjoyed here. Park entry costs US$ 52 per person.

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BIKE RIDING

We have mountain bikes available for adults and children to use at any time. It’s a great way to get some exercise whilst also appreciating the beautiful scenery of Solio Ranch.

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HELICOPTER EXCURSIONS AND TRANSFERS

To gain a real appreciation of Kenya’s spectacular and diverse landscape, take to the skies with a scenic helicopter flight. Our Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter is based at either Sasaab or Solio and is on standby to whizz guests off on a variety of excursions to the most remote destinations in Kenya. With five passenger seats, sliding doors and proven superior performance in extreme conditions, our AS 350 is perfect for low level cruising with optimum viewing.

Please refer to the Helicopter Excursions PDF in the Documents section for more details.

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HORSE RIDING

Our lovely stables are home to six horses. Riders of all abilities can enjoy Solio Ranch on horseback. More experienced riders can canter across some beautiful open plains.

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IN ROOM MASSAGES AND BEAUTY TREATMENTS

Indulge in a massage or beauty treatment from our trained therapist. Solio cottages are huge with plenty of space for a massage bed by the fire or in front of the floor to ceiling glass front, looking out into the bush and Mount Kenya beyond. We use spa products by Healing Earth, a premium organic brand inspired by ancient African healing traditions.

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LOCAL SCHOOL VISIT

Visit one of the local community schools supported by The Safari Collection to meet the children and teachers. Not available at weekends or during school holidays.

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NATURE AND BIRD WALKS

Stretch your legs and take the time to appreciate the flora, fauna and birdlife within Solio Ranch. Although outside the fenced off wildlife conservancy, you might come across zebra, impala, gazelle, warthogs and dik-dik, as well as abundant birdlife.

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ROOF TOP GAME DRIVES

Wildlife is abundant and easy to spot on Solio Conservancy, making for fabulous game drives. You will find four of the ‘big five’ (there are no elephants as they have been purposely fenced out to preserve vegetation for the endangered black rhino), as well as lion, giraffe, waterbuck, oryx, leopard and much more. Solio’s safari vehicles have been specially modified to have unique roof top benches which offer the ultimate game viewing experience. Kitted out with ponchos to keep you warm, suncream, fridges filled with cold drinks, hot drinks, books and sweets, we have everything to keep you happy during a game drive!

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