Solio Lodge Cottages | Solio Ranch Accommodation | Nanyuki-Aberdare-Mt-Kenya | Kenya
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Solio Lodge
- Solio Private Ranch
Intimate and Luxurious Lodge with 6 Large Thatched Cottages - The Only Guest Accommodation on the Incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve/ Solio Ranch Conservancy | Kenya

(Solio Lodge is located in Solio Ranch which is nestled between Mt Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range. By road Solio Lodge is a three hour drive from Nairobi on the Nyeri – Nyaharuru Road. By air, daily scheduled flights from Nairobi fly into Nanyuki Airstrip. From there a twenty minute transfer to the lodge by private charter takes you to Solio Private Airfield)

 

 
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Solio Lodge

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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 lodge opened in August 2010 and remains the only guest accommodation on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve.


With six large thatched cottages, each individually decorated in a contemporary style and fireplaces to provide warmth on cosy high-altitude nights, Solio Lodge is luxurious and takes full advantage of its spectacular surroundings.

 

Vast floor-to-ceiling windows frame distant Mount Kenya and outdoor sundecks afford panoramic views. Guests meet for dinner, often served outside under the stars within sight of grazing waterbuck, zebras, and impalas. Our chefs use fresh ingredients from Solio Lodge’s own organic vegetable garden.

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.


Solio Lodge Activities include:

Solio Lodge boasts excellent standards of guiding, cuisine and personalized hosting. Activities include:

 

* Safaris: By vehicle, on foot, on horseback or by air
* Game Drives: at Solio take place in the Sanctuary (night drives are also permitted)
* On Foot: experience wildlife and nature one on one. Morning bird walks and sundowner walks

* By Air: Solio uses two Aero spatial helicopters to take guests on a breathtaking trip around the area
* On Horseback: Solio will have horses available for riding – one of the best ways to enjoy viewing wildlife is from the back of a horse

 

Kindly note that all these activities must be booked in advance through African Spice Safaris and are at extra cost.

 

 
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Solio Lodge Standard Rooms Accommodation Non-Residents Prices

Non-Residents Standard Room Accommodation Rates Include: Airstrip Transfers + Game drives + Excursions to the Aberdare National Park (Park fees extra currently standing at 50 US Dollars per adult), Walking + Horse Riding + Mountain Biking + All Meals, House wines + House Soft Drinks + House Beers + House Spirits + Laundry + Bush Breakfasts and Sundowners Per Night

Dates From
Dates To

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Child Sharing

3 to 15 Years

5th Jan 2015
31st Jan 2015
728 US Dollars
1,220 US Dollars
408 US Dollars
1st Feb 2015
31st May 2015
688 US Dollars
1,188 US Dollars
384 US Dollars
1st Jun 2015
30th Jun 2015
728 US Dollars
1,220 US Dollars
408 US Dollars
1st Jul 2015
31st Oct 2015
892 US Dollars
1,508 US Dollars
504 US Dollars
1st Nov 2015
15th Nov 2015
Closed
Closed
Closed
16th Nov 2015
30th Nov 2015
698 US Dollars
1,188 US Dollars
384 US Dollars
1st Dec 2015
15th Dec 2015
728 US Dollars
1,220 US Dollars
408 US Dollars

 

Solio Lodge Family Cottage Rooms Non-Residents Prices

Non-Residents Family Cottage Room Accommodation Rates Include: Airstrip Transfers + Game drives + Excursions to the Aberdare National Park (Park fees extra currently standing at 50 US Dollars per adult), Walking + Horse Riding + Mountain Biking + All Meals, House wines + House Soft Drinks + House Beers + House Spirits + Laundry + Bush Breakfasts and Sundowners Per Night

Dates From
Dates To

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Child Sharing

3 to 15 Years

15th Jan 2015
31st Jan 2015
1,388 US Dollars
452 US Dollars
1st Feb 2015
31st May 2015
1,340 US Dollars
428 US Dollars
1st Jun 2015
30th Jun 2015
1,388 US Dollars
452 US Dollars
1st Jul 2015
31st Oct 2015
1,684 US Dollars
552 US Dollars
1st Nov 2015
15th Nov 2015
Closed
Closed
16th Nov 20145
30th Nov 2015
1,340 US Dollars
428 US Dollars
1st Dec 2015
15th Dec 2015
1,388 US Dollars
452 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Exclusive Use of Vehicle Per Day 406 US Dollars

* Children are aged 3 years – 15 years and 365 days

* Persons aged 16 and above are considered adults

* Infants (aged 0 – 2.99 Years and 365 days) stay free of charge

* Christmas Supplement Per Person Per Night 23 December 2015 – 01 January 2016 Inclusive 60 US Dollars

* Park & conservation fees are subject to change in accordance with Solio Ranch’s rulings on conservation fees
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Check Out Time : Guests need to be out of their rooms by 1000 Hours, although they can continue to use the rest of the lodge facilities. Please note that extra lunches are charged at 46 US Dollars per person


Solio Lodge Accommodation Rates include:

* Laundry
* Game drives

* Guided walks
* Horseback riding

* Full board accommodation

* Transfers to/ from Nanyuki or Solio airstrip
* House wines, beers, soft drinks, local spirits and bottled water


Solio Lodge Accommodation RatesExclude:

* Park and any relevant park fees, gratuities, health insurance and personal effects

* Game drives in The Aberdare and Mt Kenya National Park

* Gratuities, health insurance and personal effects
* Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines
* Helicopter or fishing excursions

 

 
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Solio Lodge Accommodation Residents Rates Per Night

Residents Rates Include: Accommodation + all Meals + Game Drives + Walks + Camel Walks + Laundry + Airstrip Transfers + House Wines, Beers, Soft Drinks, and Bottled Water

Dates From
Dates To

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Triple Room

(3 Guests)

1st Jan 2015
14th Dec 2015

61,560

Kenya Shillings

82,080

Kenya Shillings

112,320

Kenya Shillings

 

Notes

* Persons aged 12 and above are considered adults

* Children are aged 3 years – 11 years and 365 days

* CLOSURE: Solio is closed for the month of November

* Infants (aged 0 – 2 years and 365 days) stay free of charge

* Exclusive Use of Vehicle Per vehicle – full day 406 US Dollars

* Park & Conservation Fee Child 2,000 Kenya Shillings Per Day

* Park & Conservation Fee Adult 4,000 Kenya Shillings Per Day

* Child Accommodation Rate per night (under 12 years of age) = 17,820 Kenya Shillings

* Christmas Supplement Per person per day between 23rd December – 2nd January = 87 US Dollars

* Park & conservation fees subject to change dependent on the owners of Solio Ranch and Conservancy

* RATES EXCLUDE: Champagne, local spirits, selected wines, beauty treatments, air excursions, gratuities, health insurance and personal effects. Road Transfers on request and will be quoted separately
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CHECK OUT TIME: Guests need to be out of their rooms by 1000 Hours, although they can continue to use other facilities in camp. Please note that extra lunches are charged at 46 US Dollars

 

 

 

Accepted Mode of Payment

 

online payment

 

 

 

 

Solio Ranch Conservancy

Solio Ranch is one of Kenya’s critical rhino habitats. The ranch is a fenced, privately-owned protected area geared toward rhino conservation. The 7,500-acre reserve, 22 km north of Nyeri Town, plays a major part in the protection and breeding black rhinos in Kenya. The rhino is a member of the ‘Big-Five’, which are a key tourist attraction.

 

Solio Ranch is recognized as one of the most successful private rhino breeding reserves in Kenya. The animals live in harmony with other wildlife, including the buffalo, zebra, giraffe and plains game such as eland, oryx, impala and waterbuck, Thompson's gazelle and warthog. By the end of 2009, Kenya had 635 black rhinos and 353 white rhinos in various conservation areas around the country.


Solio Game Reserve is physically diverse, scenically spectacular, covered by open grass lands, wooded ravines. It is internationally recognized as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Africa.

 

It is hone to various species such as the endangered Black and White Rhinos, buffalo, eland oryx, lion leopard and cheetah as well as felines and creatures of the night.

 

Solio Lodge Game Drives

Take to the wild on an exhilarating Solio Lodge game drive that finds you into the heart of the conservancy amongst a plethora of different species. Within the exclusivity of this private conservancy, you can experience the thrill of endangered Black and White Rhinos living harmoniously amongst other wildlife species.

 

Solio Lodge Game drives take you into different habitats and offer you a chance to see leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, sunis, bushbucks and giant forest hogs. Solio Lodge morning drives across the game reserve allow you to appreciate the serene beauty of the wild coming alive.

 

Solio Lodge Walking Safaris

Enjoy a rewarding and peaceful Solio Lodge walk on the ranch and find yourself in the peaceful company of dik dik, waterbuck, impala, warthogs and an abundance of birdlife. Learn how to identify and understand the behavior of the animals and insects from our experienced guides.

 

Discover various plant life and their unique qualities and traditional healing capabilities. Become an expert of the wild in your explorations as you enjoy an exceptionally memorable experience.

 

Solio Lodge horseback Riding Safaris

Explore the countryside on horseback and enjoy breathtaking scenery of the landscape whilst getting a close view of the wildlife and a vast array of exquisite birdlife in the vicinity.

 

Solio Lodge Trout Fishing

Solio Lodge trout fishing is done in the glacial lakes of Mt Kenya or the rivers in the Aberdare Mountains. The surrounding fauna coupled with the idyllic beauty of the rivers and lakes of Mt Kenya and the Aberdare's create the perfect ambience.

 

Solio Lodge Children Activities

Let your children enjoy fun, educative wildlife experiences with Solio Lodge guides who will teach them basic bush craft skills and enlighten them with interesting facts about the wildlife at large such as the simple tracks and markings of the wild.

 

Solio Lodge Nearby Places of Interest

Venture further afield and visit the Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountains which are located in the Central Highlands of Kenya. The Kikuyu tribe states in its folklore that this area is home to the god ‘Ngai’.

 

It is a crucial habitat for several species and the park’s swampy glades, water holes, salt licks and forest areas provide a haven for various Game including Kenya’s indigenous and endangered Black Rhino and elusive Bongo. It is also home to a large number of Black and White colobus and sykes monkeys, one can also enjoy a rare sighting of the Golden Cat.

 

Excursions to Mt Kenya

Excursions to Mt Kenya are a highlight as you can go trout fishing in the rivers or hiking on the lower slopes. Mt Kenya is the Nation’s highest peak and has an eco system comprised more of vegetation than animals. It is one of the largest indigenous forests remaining in Kenya.

 

During a hike you can spot various species of monkey, several varieties of antelope and listen for the noisy tree hyrax.


Helicopter flights

The fun doesn't stop there; Solio Lodge offers a variety of other activities. Solio Lodge can arrange helicopter flights for a thrilling perspective on Mt Kenya and the Aberdare's or fly further afield to the beautiful Lake Turkana also known as the Jade Lake because of its remarkable color.

 

Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana is another World Heritage Site. You could also take a scenic flight with a champagne breakfast on Ololokwe. For an interesting nocturnal experience, take off into the wild on a night game drive or take your evening meal out and dine in the wild.

 


 

Booking & Reservations for Solio Lodge - On the slopes of Mount Kenya and the rolling peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967

Mobile : 0721242711 - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

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