First built in the 1940s, then abandoned during the 1990s, Sosian was completely restored as a riding and game-viewing base in 2002. It’s still a working cattle ranch, too, with a 1,600-head herd of Boran cattle - which is the largest stud Boran herd in Kenya. The main building is an Argentine estancia-style ranch house with views across lawns to the remote savannah of north-west Laikipia, close to the Ewaso Narok River.
Our view of Sosian
What we like so much about Sosian is the sense of being a house guest on a long-established country farm with a huge variety of wonderful distractions. A safari that includes river swimming, wild-dog tracking and camel or horse-riding is far from the norm, but typifies the sort of activities you can find in Laikipia – though not usually all in the same place. When you add in really excellent cuisine that relies greatly on the lodge’s own garden produce, very comfortable rooms and top-quality hosting, it makes for a highly recommended stay.
Sosian: Traveller ratings
Sosian is one of a few Kenyan lodges where you have a good chance of seeing wild dogs.