Amenities
All-inclusive
Bike
Family Hotel
Hiking Trails
Jungle trial
Outdoor Activities
Pool
Private pool
Spa
overview

In Solio Lodge you will find unbelievable rhino encounters, first class hospitality, exquisite cuisine and abundant outdoor adventures.

Tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, it is the only guest accommodation on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve. Internationally recognized as one of the most successful private rhino breeding sanctuaries in East Africa. The wildlife experience here is intense and exclusive.

Solio is a luxury lodge in Kenya with something for everyone. Rhinos are of course the stars of the show and encountering them offers a magical experience. With over 200 black and white rhinos living on Solio Conservancy, spending time with these majestic beasts and seeing them at such close range is fascinating and mesmerizing.

Rooms
Six guest cottages, featuring luxury and tranquility in a wild setting that brings you close to nature. Inside, each cottage is really spacious and cozy with a crackling fire in the hearth, so each room has its own open fireplace, perfect for cooler evenings. Large en-suite bathrooms contain double sinks, huge walk-in rain showers, and free-standing bathtubs. Solio family Cootages have double and twin en-suite bedrooms joined by a shared lounge area, there’s ample space for the whole family to relax, unwind and enjoy spending time together.
dining options

Try vibrant culinary creations with tastes of Thailand and the Mediterranean, cooked with local and fresh ingredients from Solio’s farm

Plus amazing safari-style dining experiences:
✓ Bush breakfast:  A sunrise picnic out in the wilderness. The best time for wildlife encounters, and to capture the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. While enjoying eggs, omelets, and pancakes cooked to order.

✓ Sundowners: enjoy the sunset with a refreshing drink of your choice in hand and tasty homemade canapes, joined by rhinos and large journeys of giraffes moving silently through the dusk.

activities

Solio offers the ultimate Safari experience 

Game drives: spot giraffes, eland, waterbuck, lion, leopard, cheetah, and many other species.

Horseriding and cycling: These activities take place outside of the core rhino conservancy, but there is still plenty of wildlife to encounter, including zebra, impala, warthog, and giraffes. 

Spa treatment: Indulge in a selection of massage and beauty treatments with premium organic products inspired by African healing traditions and botanicals.

Walking on Solio Ranch: just outside the core fenced rhino sanctuary, there is still plenty of wildlife to encounter: zebra, waterbuck, impala, warthogs, and an abundance of birdlife.

How to get to Solio lodge

Solio Ranch, Nyeri, Kenya

Fly to Nairobi 
3-hour drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Around 2:30-hour drive Wilson airport (for domestic flights)

SUSTAINABILITY

The conservation fees you pay to stay at Solio Lodge directly support the running of Solio Conservancy and its successful rhino breeding programme, helping to protect this vulnerable species for future generations. With rhino horn fetching up to $60,000 on the black market, a full-time team of rangers protect each and every rhino from poachers at all times of the day and night. As such, Solio Conservancy is a rhino paradise, with several of both black and white rhinos living harmoniously alongside the other wildlife.

Tourism has the power to change lives for the better. The Safari collection is heavily focused on sustainability and giving back. Focus their efforts to be low impact, community, and conservation-oriented to the core. If local communities can experience direct benefits linked to tourism, they immediately become more invested in protecting the wilderness around them. Know all about their programs: ✓ Westgate Community Conservancy: supports wildlife conservation alongside the sustainable development of infrastructure for the Samburu people living here. ✓ Medical clinics: free medical clinics to provide access to life-changing eye surgeries and dental treatments for people living in remote communities with little or no access to healthcare. ✓ Community Health Africa Trust: CHAT delivers family planning and health services to women in the remotest of locations, enabling them to take control of their bodies and their lives. ✓ TEAM talk: Empowering girls through an innovative combination of sports and education workshops, with a focus on sexual education and family planning. ✓ SAFE Samburu: Inspiring social change through dance and theatre, helping local Samburu communities to address issues of HIV and female genital mutilation. ✓ Education projects: With the belief that education is the key to eradicating poverty and hunger, and a vital part of successful conservation. The Safari Collection aims to educate and empower the communities through interactive wildlife excursions, scholarships, sports, theatre, and healthcare. Through a wide range of education projects, they are able to communicate a variety of important messages to people who need information and in areas that need their protection.

✓ Waste reduction: To keep our waste to an absolute minimum, almost all their fruit, vegetables, and salads are delivered unpackaged. And their chefs are great at making everything from scratch: tasty homemade granola, baked beans, you name it. This helps to avoid tinned or plastic wrapped products which are often imported from overseas.

✓ Food miles: We purchase as many freshly grown and locally available products as possible to reduce the miles food travels to our tables. At most of our properties, produce only has to travel a few meters from our own kitchen gardens which are full of homegrown goodies. At Sasaab we have a brood of hens for fresh eggs, and the eggs at Solio are bought from a local orphanage as a sustainable income-generating project.

✓ Composting & recycling: Compost is created which goes back into their kitchen gardens and 98% of the other waste is recycled through a social enterprise in Nairobi called Taka Taka Solutions.

Green power: The Safari Collection uses solar energy exclusively where possible to provide electricity, and water is heated using solar-powered boilers. This reduces their electricity use to almost zero, apart from the odd time when the sun doesn’t shine! All the power and water use is monitored and timer switches have been put in place to reduce the power consumption.

All their drinking water is produced on-site using reverse osmosis machines, making it transport-free and packaging-free, as well as delicious. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective systems for removing all traces of minerals and bacteria from water, leaving it completely pure.

Save a bucket: The average tap uses two gallons of water per minute. If it takes two minutes to heat the water, that’s four gallons per day, which when calculated at one shower a day, adds up to almost 1500 gallons of water per person per room each year. To help reduce the amount of water used, they provide a bucket for you to place under the tap when the water is cold. When the water is hot, remove the bucket. The water you collect is re-used for watering plants and cleaning. Just one bucket may not seem like much, but it adds up.

All their drinking water is produced on-site using reverse osmosis machines, making it transport-free and packaging-free, as well as delicious. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective systems for removing all traces of minerals and bacteria from water, leaving it completely pure.

Save a bucket: The average tap uses two gallons of water per minute. If it takes two minutes to heat the water, that’s four gallons per day, which when calculated at one shower a day, adds up to almost 1500 gallons of water per person per room each year. To help reduce the amount of water used, they provide a bucket for you to place under the tap when the water is cold. When the water is hot, remove the bucket. The water you collect is re-used for watering plants and cleaning. Just one bucket may not seem like much, but it adds up.

Reduce, reuse, recycle:

Finding a second life for things,  only using natural, biodegradable products, including toiletries and insecticide in every room.

Plastic-free – no plastic water bottles. The Safari Collection gives every client a reusable metal water bottle for them to keep, reducing the amount of plastic waste being generated.  Since introducing reusable water bottles, they have reduced their plastic waste by 85%.