SOLIO LODGE -
SOLIO GAME RESERVE, LAIKIPIA, KENYA
Neatly tucked away in between the majestic slopes of Mt Kenya and the Aberdares Mountains, Solio Lodge offers the exclusivity of a private ranch and an unrivalled wildlife experience. This modern and exciting lodge is located on the Solio Game Reserve, home to the endangered Black and White Rhino who live in harmony alongside other African wildlifesuch as leopard, lion and a wide variety of birds.You can enjoy breathtaking Game Drives at our luxurious lodge and experience an East African holiday at its best. Solio Lodge’s close proximity to Nairobi makes it the perfect en route destination.
Our luxurious lodge has been set up in a peaceful environment, providing you with a remarkable place to relax. Step out into our generous deck and enjoy a fascinating view of the wildlife below. Or just settle round ourcosy indoor fireplace.
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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. Each room has a private lounge area warmed by a corner fire, as well as large bathrooms with 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.
Our highly trained yet friendly staff are always at hand to prepare healthy meals as you sit out in our central mess area, watching the wildlife that freely roams the vicinity. The resident giraffe will occasionally wander in and keep you company as you eat out on the deck. The cool evenings make dinner a very cosy affair with three bonfires, low light and candlelit tables.
Solio Game Reserve
Solio Game Reserve is physically diverse, scenically spectacular, covered by open grass lands, wooded ravines. It is internationally recognised as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Africa. It is hone to various species such as the endangered Black and White Rhinos, buffalo, eland oryx, lion leopard and cheetah as well as felines and creatures of the night.
Take to the wild on an exhilarating game drive that finds you into the heart of the conservancy amongst a plethora of different species. Within the exclusivity of this private conservancy, you can experience the thrill of endangered Black and White Rhinos living harmoniously amongst other wildlife species.
Game drives take you into different habitats and offer you a chance to see leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, sunis, bushbucks and giant forest hogs. Our morning drives across the game reserve allow you to appreciate the serene beauty of the African wild coming alive.
Enjoy a rewarding and peaceful walk on the ranch and find yourself in the peaceful company of dik dik, waterbuck, impala, warthogs and an abundance of birdlife. Learn how to identify and understand the behavior of the animals and insects from our experienced guides.
Discover various plant life and their unique qualities and traditional healing capabilities. Become an expert of the wild in your explorations as you enjoy an exceptionally memorable Safari in Kenya.
Explore the countryside on horseback and enjoy breathtaking scenery of the landscape whilst getting a close view of the wildlife in Africa and a vast array of exquisite birdlife in the vicinity.
We can organise trout fishing in the glacial lakes of Mt Kenya or the rivers in the Aberdare Mountains. The surrounding fauna coupled with the idyllic beauty of the rivers and lakes of Mt Kenya and the Aberdares create the perfect ambience.
Let your children enjoy fun, educative wildlife experiences with our guides who will teach them basic bush craft skills and enlighten them with interesting facts about the wildlife at large such as the simple tracks and markings of the wild.
The Aberdares and MT. Kenya
Venture further afield and visit the Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountains which are located in the Central Highlands of Kenya. The Kikuyu tribe states in its folklore that this area is home to the god ‘Ngai’. It is a crucial habitat for several species and the park’s swampy glades, water holes, salt licks and forest areas provide a haven for various Game including Kenya’s indigenous and endangered Black Rhino and elusive Bongo. It is also home to a large number of Black and White colobus and sykes monkeys, one can also enjoy a rare sighting of the Golden Cat.
Excursions to Mt Kenya are a highlight as you can go trout fishing in the rivers or hiking on the lower slopes. Mt Kenya is the Nation’s highest peak and has an eco system comprised more of vegetation than animals. It is one of the largest indigenous forests remaining in Kenya. During a hike you can spot various species of monkey, several varieties of antelope and listen for the noisy tree hyrax.
The fun doesn’t stop there; Solio Lodge offers a variety of other activities. We can arrange helicopter flights for a thrilling perspective on Mt Kenya and the Aberdares or fly further afield to the beautiful Lake Turkana also known as the Jade Lake because of its remarkable color.
Lake Turkana is another World Heritage Site. You could also take a scenic flight with a champange breakfast on Ololokwe. For an interesting nocturnal experience, take off into the wild on a night game drive or take your evening meal out and dine in the wild .
Spa treatments are available in the comfort of your own room.
Solio Game Reserve is internationally recognized as the most successful private rhinoceros breeding reserve in Kenya and is responsible for having trans-located over one hundred black and sixty white rhinoceros to other parts of Kenya over the years including six to Uganda.
The main purpose of the game reserve is to provide a refuge to wildlife which would otherwise be deprived of suitable habitat and, as such, is an immensely important contribution to the conservation of wildlife in Kenya.
The Carr-Hartley family has long had a relationship with Solio, as the conservancy was originally stocked with Rhino and other wild animals by Mikey Carr-Hartley’s family to create the reserve which protects the endangered Black Rhino.
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