Rating: Mid-range Price from: Â£410-Â£515 pp full board
Solio Lodge is set on a private ranch in the Solio Game Reserve, famous for its role in saving the Kenyan rhino from extinction. The lodge welcomed its first guests in August 2010 and its secluded setting offers privacy while its stylish contemporary accommodation is truly luxurious. Solio is located between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and you'll get wonderful views while staying here.
There are 5 cottages in total, including a family unit with 2 bedrooms. Each has its own lounge complete with open fireplace for the cooler evenings and a large bathroom with twin hand basins, shower and bath. There are large picture windows making the most of the views of the plains and Mount Kenya beyond and the large deck is the perfect place to relax between game drives. You can also take advantage of spa treatments in the privacy of your room. Service at Solio is second to none and the food is delicious.
Solio Game Reserve was established in 1970 and is a mix of open grasslands and wooded ravines. As well as the black rhino and white rhino for which the reserve is renowned, you can expect to see many other species such as lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, eland and oryx. The is also a good bird watching area. There are morning and evening/night game drives in the reserve. You can also take guided walks, go cycling and explore on horseback. Fishing and helicopter flights to Mount Kenya can be arranged.