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  • Solio Lodge Exterior
  • Solio Lodge common area
  • Family room
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Sooth the soul in a bubble bath
  • Locally grown roses
  • Enjoying yoga with a giraffe strolling by
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in the bush
  • Lunch
  • Appetizers with fresh herbs for the garden
  • Solio view
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding
  • Helicopter
  • Dawn at Solio Lodge
  • Game drive
  • Graceful giraffes strolling
  • Lions at Solio Lodge
  • Rhinos basking in the sun
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Solio Lodge

Laikipia , Kenya

Opened in August 2010

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 Kenya safari 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. The wildlife experience here is intense and exclusive with 19,000 acres of conservancy surrounded by 45,000 acres of ranch and just one lodge, Solio Lodge, in the middle of it.


It takes 1 hr 15 min ( 50.8 km ) to get to the hotel from Nanyuki Airport


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 our 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. Our chefs use fresh organic ingredients from Solio Lodge’s own vegetable garden.

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All guests enjoy full-board during their stay, which includes all meals and most drinks, excluding champagne and specially imported wines and spirits. It also includes all activities such as game drives, sundowners, bush meals, horse riding and walking. Children are welcome at Sasaab and under threes stay free, we can offer a baby listening service and special meals can be organised by prior arrangement. All of our spa treatments at Solio use Healing Earth products and an assortment of natural Kenyan ingredients.

When To Go

Solio Lodge is situated in the Highlands region around Mt Kenya and Aberdare National Park which has a higher altitudes, and is therefore generally warm during the day and cool at night, so pack accordingly. The tempreture remains fairly consistent throughout the year, however June, July and August are generally cooler. The Lodge is open year round, apart from November, when it is closed for maintenance.

Top 5 Things To Do

At Solio Lodge we offer a wide range of activities including game drives, horse riding, a visit to a Kenya coffee plantation and birdwatching. You can also take a helicopter to nearby Mount Kenya and 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 our massage therapists who are available for in-room treatments.

  • Spot black and white rhino, giraffe, warthog, zebra and buffalo
  • Take a guided walk, go mountain biking or enjoy an early morning horse ride
  • Take a scenic helicopter flight to nearby mount kenya
  • Spot leopard, lion and cheetah on a game drive
  • Go Trout Fishing In The Aberdare National Park

Solio Lodge History

When: Solio Lodge first opened its doors in 2010. Why: The Carr-Hartley family has strong historical ties to Solio, which became Kenya’s first private game reserve and rhino sanctuary. Formerly a working cattle ranch, it was transformed into a wildlife sanctuary in 1973, and Mikey’s father and uncles were asked to relocate rhinos and other wildlife back into the area. This attracted Mikey and his father to use the sanctuary as a location for their mobile safaris. When the opportunity arose to create an exclusive five bedroom property on a 49,000-acre ranch with over 200 rhinos, the decision was easy, and this unique and historical destination was added to the portfolio.

The inspiration behind the design: Simple, chic and modern, Solio offers a fresh look at lodge design. The glass frontage and large spaces allow light and views of Mount Kenya to flood into the rooms. Tanya and Mikey chose to veer away from a traditional rustic lodge feel, towards a cleaner look with plants as an interior theme, embracing the vegetation around the area. Guests can unwind in a double-ended bathtub, gazing out at the star-lit night’s sky.

Cultural Photographic Safari

Immerse yourself in the Samburu culture and capture the uniqueness of these colourful people, under the guidance of professional photographer Robin Moore. Robin Moore is an award-winning photographer, author and conservationist. He is represented by National Geographic Creative and is a fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.

This elite group of around 100 of the best Nature photographers, use their images to challenge perceptions and inspire change. Recognising the importance of giving a voice to marginalised youth and communities around the world, Robin co-founded ‘Frame of Mind’. This program has helped empower the youth in Haiti to tell their story through photography and visual storytelling. Robin’s images have won awards from Nature’s Best, American Photo, National Geographic Traveller and Outdoor Photographer. His photographs have also graced the pages of many publications including National Geographic, Esquire, the Telegraph Magazine, Photo District News, Wanderlust and TIME for Kids.

A Week Of Wild Adventure

This week long wildlife safari adventure in Africa is a wonderful introduction to wild Kenya. During your African wildlife safari adventure, you will explore Kenya’s best wilderness areas, see endangered species such as the black and white rhino, relax in luxury surrounded by the most stunning vistas and views, take part in a variety of activities from trekking to horse riding, and even fly-camping deep in the bush for the more adventurous African wildlife safari enthusiasts. The journey then ends in Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara where you will witness the circle of life unfold before you on the vast Mara plains.

Helicopter Safari Mount Kenya

This fully guided adventure is truly one of a kind, it combines wildlife, mountains, lakes, ancient forests, ancient people all in one of the world’s last real wildernesses. If you like jaw-dropping views, this itinerary will more than satisfy. It starts when you transfer from your international flight in Nairobi to your private helicopter, which flies you to Solio lodge near the Aberdare highlands, soaring above the ice-capped snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.

Virunga Gorillas

Our Gorilla Safaris begin in Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse protected area, known as Virunga National Park. The park’s 7800 km² includes forests, swamps, savannahs, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, lava plains and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori mountains. This relatively undiscovered gem, is home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through this vast and beautiful forest to meet the gorillas.

Then climb one of the many volcanoes, sleeping in a summit hut for the night. After this epic gorilla safari adventure, you will fly to the highlands of northern Kenya. Here you will see the endangered rhino at Solio and the Grevy’s Zebra at Sasaab. Spend your days on game drives, walks, horse riding and fly-camping in the wilderness. Finally, you will return to Nairobi and unwind at the iconic Giraffe Manor.

Safari In Kenya

Your safari in Kenya begins at our luxury tented camp called Sasaab in Samburu. Here you will find the contrasting arid landscape, harsh yet beautiful in this unique environment. During your stay you will have the opportunity to go fly camp, camel ride and spot lots of elephant and species unique to the area such as Grevy Zebra, Oryx, Somali Ostrich and gerenuk. From Sasaab your Kenya luxury safari holiday will journey onward to Solio Lodge. Nestled between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains, the lodge is the only property within the 19,000 acre conservancy. This exclusive access allows our guests to have an incredible Kenya safari experience. The Rhino and game spotting will testify. Your safari in Kenya ends at the iconic Giraffe Manor in the company of our resident Rothschild’s giraffe.

Safari And Beach Holidays

Safari and beach holidays are aunique and magical combination and Kenya isone ofthe most idyllic locations toexperience the best ofboth worlds. Begin your journey atour luxury tented camp Sasaab, staying inthe wild and rugged Samburu. After which you will head tothe awe-inspiring Aberdare National Park and Mount Kenya home tothe white and black rhino. Next you will fly toyour Masai Mara safari— Kenya’s world-famous safari destination— for anunforgettable bush experience. Then take time torelax and soak upthe sun, while you spend your days lying onthe beach and swimming inthe Indian Ocean atglorious Kinondo Kwetu inKenya’s South Coast. Back inNairobi you will stay inelegant Giraffe Manor, home tothe resident herd ofgiraffe who drop intobefed byour guests.


Dinner is often served outside under the stars within sight of grazing waterbuck, zebras, and impalas. Our chefs use fresh organic ingredients from Solio Lodge’s own vegetable garden.

Suitable for

A real Kenyan safari with rare rhinos, gorillas and zebras, as well as many other African animals and birds, helicopter tours, discovering the culture and history of the peoples of Kenya, visiting the world famous Masai Mara, travelling with kids.




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