Luxury Hotels: Solio Lodge welcomed its first guests on August 1, 2010 and is expected to be Kenya's most luxurious new property.
Part of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Safari Collection, Solio Lodge is located on the Solio Game Reserve between majestic Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The new property has been built by Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley, the owners and operators of the three Tamimi properties, Giraffe Manor, Sasaab and Sala's Camp. Solio Lodge is a one-of-a-kind blend of exclusivity, privacy, luxury and exceptional game viewing. With just six intimate rooms, guests will enjoy highly personalized service and supreme comfort, while taking in the unparalleled natural beauty. The design of Solio is modern yet in keeping with the environment, thatch roofs juxtapose plate glass windows, making the most of the surrounding panoramas. Each spacious room enjoys its own large sitting area complimented by an open fire and luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
A safari at Solio is truly extraordinary, offering some of East Africa's best game viewing, and makes for the perfect destination en route to the famed "northern circuit." The reserve is internationally recognized as the most successful private rhinoceros breeding reserve in all of Kenya, and is now home to more than 74 Black Rhinos and 155 White Rhinos. A wide variety of other species also populate the land, and visitors to Solio have the opportunity to see some of the continent's most fascinating and elusive species. An abundance of diverse and exotic birdlife color the skies above Solio, congregating around the numerous permanent water holes and acacia lined Moyo River. In addition to the one-of-a-kind safari experience, Solio boasts a wide range of activities on the concession, including horseback riding, trout fishing, and helicopter flights.