Solio Lodge

Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Nestled in a perfect position between the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains and the towering Mount Kenya, Solio Lodge offers superb game viewing along with the chance to visit the private rhino breeding reserve adjacent to the lodge.

At a Glance

  • Experience amazing encounters with the conservancy's black and white rhino

  • Stretch your legs on foot or by mountain bike in the Solio Ranch - the first private conservancy in Kenya

  • Explore the ranch with an early morning horse ride or game walk. Solio offers a relaxed, but intense and instantly gratifying game experience

  • Visit the Aberdares National Park see its legendary elephants, search for the rare Bongo antelope or fish in its rivers

  • Take a scenic helicopter flight up to Mount Kenya with a picnic breakfast

Couples, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Insider's View

See if you can spot both black and white rhino on your game drives!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

The high altitude of Solio means you don't need to be up at the crack of dawn to ensure incredible game-viewing.

Scott Dunn team

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The Solio Reserve is part of a private ranch, the first private conservancy in Kenya, and is home to an incredible amount of game – white and black rhino are often seen, and the reserve is home to over 40 lion. As a private conservancy, the game viewing is exclusive and game drives will explore a variety of different habitats. As well as rhino and lion, guests can expect to see elephant, buffalo, the rare giant forest hog and a wonderful variety of plains game.

The lodge has been designed cosily, as nights can be chilly. The six huge and luxurious rooms have been built with enormous glass windows to give incredible panoramic views of the rolling hills and Mount Kenya. The rooms all have their own living area complete with a roaring log fire and a huge bathroom. Each room is designed individually so no two are the same. The service and hospitality at Solio Lodge is among the best in Kenya – attentive staff are on hand to cater to your every whim, and meals are a lively affair, with delicious home-cooked food being served.

While at Solio, your activities include day and night game drives in the company of your expert guide, morning bird walks and sundowner walks, horse-riding, mountain biking, helicopter trips and fishing trips to Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.

Solio Camp works particularly well in combination with its sister-camp in the Mara, Sala’s Camp – please see our suggested itinerary for more details, and call us to find out more!


Solio has six luxurious cottages which hold up to 12 guests. Rooms five and six are adjoining rooms and are ideal for families. This family room has space for an additional two beds. Each cottage has a large sitting area with an open fireplace and have large glass plate windows with spectacular views of Mount Kenya. All rooms are larger enough for one or two children to share with their parents comfortably.


Solio Lodge welcomes children of all ages and babysitters are included in the cost. The Lodge are able to provide child friendly menus and can be flexible with meal times to accommodate the younger guests.


Wireless internet is available at the lodge for guests to use. There are also stables from which guests can go horseback riding as well as mountain bikes. If you are in need of a bit of pampering, massage treatments can be arranged for you in the comfort of your room.


Activities include horseback riding, walking, mountain-biking, night and day game drives and fishing trips to Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The lodge can also arrange helicopter rides, a perfect way to see the diverse landscape that Kenya has to offer. Take a short trip from Solio Lodge to Mt Kenya for breakfast.

Location & Directions

Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Solio Lodge is nestled between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains on Solio Game Conservancy. The ranch spreads over 45,000 acres with a 17,000 acre game conservancy.

When to go

Solio Lodge is open all year, apart from November when the lodge is closed for the rains. The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.

Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.

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