Set in the shadows of Mt Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain range, Solio Lodge is a safe haven for some of East Africa’s last remaining Rhino. The sanctuary covers 17,000 acres of the greater 45,000 acre ranch and holds around 150 white rhino and about 70 black rhino, a huge population meaning you are guaranteed phenomenal sightings of these endangered animals. As well as all the rhino there are also good sightings of Lion and Buffalo, as well as a number of antelope and bird species.
Solio Lodge - The Details
The lodge itself is a very spacious with high ceilings with a lovely garden and deck area shaded by towering Fever Tree Acacias, overlooking an open plain.
The lodge has five individual cottages, the fifth being a very large family unit with two en-suite bathrooms sleeping up to five people. In each room there is a large sitting area and open fire which the staff light for you every evening before you get back to your room, to keep you snug as the heat from the day drops quite dramatically due to the high altitude.
Being a private ranch there are a number of great activities to do whilst at Solio which are great for avoiding too much repetition of game drives in a small area. Horse riding, cycling and walking are all available to do in the ranch, these are not in the sanctuary. At an extra cost you can also go in a helicopter up to Mt Kenya or by road to the Aberdares.
An additional benefit of this lodge is that it is very practical for those with slight mobility difficulties.