Solio Lodge

Laikipia, Kenya


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

6 Cottages

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Lounge, wifi and spa treatments


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Horseback Safari, Biking, Fishing


About This Accommodation

Solio is a small polished luxury property, in the Solio Conservancy in Laikipia. The Conservancy is one of the most successful private rhino breeding locations anywhere in Africa, and the endangered rhino are so common here you will see them everywhere, in addition to countless other species of game.

The property is extremely pretty with fabulous views of Mount Kenya that you can enjoy from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your room or on the deck of the main area over breakfast.

We love the cottages with their modern décor, high thatched ceilings, enormous bathtubs and fireplaces, and great views. Each evening you return from dinner to a fire lit in your room, creating a romantic ambiance.

Management and staff are lovely and the food is incredible – within minutes of arriving at Solio everyone knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.

Activities include walking, mountain biking, horseback riding and game viewing, or you can simply relax and soak up the glorious landscape of the ranch or enjoy a spa treatment. Solio’s resident Bushbaby is another highlight.

Although the Conservancy feels small, the luxurious setting and the incredible density of rhino make this a very special place. We think two nights at Solio is enough, but if you do three we recommend taking a day trip to Aberdares National Park.

Featured Activities in Solio Lodge

Videos from Solio Lodge

  • The Safari Collection is a group of luxury lodges and camps in Kenya located in the finest wildlife locations. Whether you are staying at Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Sasaab or Solio Lodge our properties will offer you an exception wildlife experience allowing you to discover the true meaning of the word safari and feel the lifeblood of the continent course through your veins. Each destination has its own unique environment and distinct features, bringing Kenya’s glorious wildlife together with history, culture and an unrivalled guest experience. Come on safari with us and witness first hand ‘the circle of life’.
  • Take a minute out of your busy day and let us show you our world. Watch the sunrise over a pristine African wilderness, journey across the vast Masai Mara plains, witness the great migration, observe endangered wildlife in its natural habitat, feed a Rothschild giraffe at breakfast, clap to soulful Samburu songs and immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, history and spirit of Kenya. We are The Safari Collection.
  • A Swahili proverb proclaims that ‘good fortune begins in the morning’. As your day unfolds with The Safari Collection, you will discover the amazing diversity of wildlife, the mouth watering deliciousness of our fresh cuisine, the vast African wilderness at your finger tips, the thrill of activities and adventure, the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, the African silent night full of stars so bright and ‘the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true’.
  • Come on a video journey with The Safari Collection. Every few months we will release a new video exploring our exciting activities, unique and chic safari interiors and much more.
  • This festive season, nothing is more precious than the special time spent together with loved ones. The most priceless gift of all this Christmas is the ‘gift of experience’; a time for sharing, cherishing and deepening family bonds. This year, we are excited to share The Safari Collection’s very own version of our favourite festive poem, which captures the magic of an exciting family adventure through a child’s eyes on safari. We hope that it makes your spirits soar and inspires you to cherish the ‘gift of experience’ with your friends and family this Christmas. From all of us here at The Safari Collection, we wish you a magical, memorable festive season with your loved ones.
  • The Safari Collection's Lion King Safari trailer captures the magic of Kenya’s real ‘circle of life’. This trailer is a taster of our privately led Lion King Adventure that will throw you into close encounters with all of the ‘real’ characters from the film and enable you to experience the magic and majesty of the breath-taking African Savannah which inspired Disney. Music: Circle of Life by Alex Boyé ft Alisha Popat & Lamarti

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What Our Clients Think

"We happened to be the only guests in the lodge. We had wonderful private game drives with Ollie, who was very knowledgeable about the animals, the landscape, and the culture. We felt Solio was the perfect place to begin the Safari – it eased us into the trip and we got to see tons of Rhinos!"

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