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Sosian riding with wild dogs

Sosian Ranch

Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Sosian Ranch is a beautifully restored colonial style African ranch built in the 1940s on the Laikipia Plateau in Northern Kenya. It has seven cottages in the tropical garden overlooking Mount Kenya and miles of unspoiled African bush.

At a Glance

  • Explore the Sosian Ranch on horseback

  • Camel rides- seeing the bush from a great vantage point

  • Day and night game drives

  • Fly camping really puts you in touch with the nature that surrounds you

  • One or two members of each lion pride and pack of dogs are fitted with a radio tracking collar

Adventure, Family, Wildlife

Insider's View

Our bush dinner around the camp fire was a fabulous and memorable experience, followed by a night sleeping out under the stars on roll mats.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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Description

Sosian is a 24,000 acre private ranch in the heart of Laikipia, a vast expanse of wilderness in the heart of Kenya’s highlands and home to a huge diversity of mammals and birds. The ranch house was built in the 1940s by Italian artisans, and has recently been restored. The atmosphere in this classic homestead is incredibly friendly with a homely feel. The seven en-suite cottages at Sosian accommodate up to 14 guests and delicious home-cooking is enhanced by fresh ingredients from the organic vegetable garden.

With its homely atmosphere Sosian welcomes families and children of all ages. The huge range of things to do will open their eyes to a whole new world of adventure as well as educating them about life in the bush and the natural world. Some favorite activities include jumping off the waterfall, riding lessons and short treks on the excellently schooled horses and ponies, camel rides, fishing, archery, picnics, collecting eggs from the chicken house, feeding the pet eland, tubing down the river and simply having the space to run around and be children. For riding enthusiasts it is possible to arrange longer rides exploring the wonderful surroundings of ranch as well as multi-day riding safaris.

As well as all the exciting safari activities on offer, the lodge has a large swimming pool and tennis court together with miles of wilderness to explore with top guides, who bring the wildlife and African bush to life.

Accommodation

Sosian Lodge has seven homely en-suite cottages in the gardens of the homestead. Each room sleeps up to two people in either a double bed or twin beds. They are all wonderfully decorated and very comfortable to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Childcare

All the guides and hosts at Sosian have children and they try and cater for their every need. Special activities are available for children of all ages and many children have to be dragged away at the end of their stay at Sosian.

Babysitting can be arranged together with earlier meal times for those that require it.

Facilities

As well as all the exciting safari activities on offer each day, the lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court and miles of wilderness to explore with top guides. Sosian is known for its delicious home cooking using fresh ingredients from the organic vegetable garden and for its warm and friendly hospitality.

Activities

There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed from Sosian, including game drives, walks, horse riding, camel riding, fishing, archery, picnics, swimming, croquet, tennis, fly camping. There are waterfalls nearby that must be visited or even jumped off!

Location & Directions

Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Sosian Ranch is a private working ranch, located on the renowned Laikipia Plateau. Set amidst stunning scenery and overlooks snow-capped Mount Kenya. The habitat is varied here, with open plains to the north and dense scrublands to the south.

When to go

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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Sosian riding with wild dogs

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