Solio Lodge is located on a private wildlife sanctuary, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, directly north of Nairobi. This intimate and luxurious lodge opened in August 2010 and remains the only guest accommodation on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve.
The Solio Reserve is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya and visitors will find that sightings of up to 40 rhinoceros at a time are not uncommon.
There are 19,000 acres of conservancy surrounded by 45,000 acres of ranch and just one lodge, so a safari here is very exclusive.
The lodge has five contemporary luxurious cottages with private decks and panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. Each room has a private lounge area with open fire for cooler evenings, as well as large en-suite bathrooms with a double sink, bath and shower. Solio Lodge takes full advantage of its spectacular surroundings. Vast floor-to-ceiling windows frame distant Mount Kenya and outdoor sundecks afford panoramic views. One of the luxurious cottages can be turned into an interconnected family unit with two en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to five guests.Dinner is often served outside under the stars within sight of grazing waterbuck, zebras, and impalas. Chefs use fresh organic ingredients from Solio Lodge’s own vegetable garden.
A wide range of activities including night and day game drives are offered. You can also take a helicopter to nearby Mount Kenya (additional cost) for a hilltop picnic breakfast, or go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park. Back at the Lodge you can relax with the help from lodge massage therapists who are available for in-room treatments. Mountain biking is also offered.