HELI TRIPS TO MT KENYA BY SOLIO LODGE

KSH100,000

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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. 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 can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you or through your local agent our tour operator.


Why you'll love this
Guests can try their hand at fly fishing for trout in the nearby Aberdare National Park.

At Solio Lodge we offer a wide range of activities including night and day game drives. You can also take a helicopter to nearby Mount Kenya and for a hilltop picnic breakfast, or go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park. Back at the Lodge you can relax with the help from our massage therapists who are available for in-room treatments.

The lodge has five contemporary luxurious cottages with private decks and panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance. Each room has a private lounge area with open fire for cooler evenings, as well as large en-suite bathrooms with a double sink, bath and shower. Solio Lodge takes full advantage of its spectacular surroundings. Vast floor-to-ceiling windows frame distant Mount Kenya and outdoor sundecks afford panoramic views. One of our luxurious cottages can be turned into an interconnected family unit with two en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to five guests.Dinner is often served outside under the stars within sight of grazing waterbuck, zebras, and impalas. Our chefs use fresh organic ingredients from Solio Lodge’s own vegetable garden.



SEASONALITY
Solio Lodge is situated in the Highlands region around Mt Kenya and Aberdare National Park which has a higher altitudes, and is therefore generally warm during the day and cool at night, so pack accordingly. The tempreture remains fairly consistent throughout the year, however June, July and August are generally cooler. The Lodge is open year round, apart from November, when it is closed for maintenance

GETTING THERE
By air: Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip. Guests can also arrive by private charter to Solio’s airstrip, 10 minutes from the lodge.
By road: It is a 90-minute drive from Nanyuki Airstrip to Solio Lodge. The lodge is 180 kilometres (approximately 3 hours’ drive) north of Nairobi.

HOW EXCLUSIVE
The only guest accommodation on the 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve.
Five luxurious, stone & thatch glass-fronted cottages comprising 4 individual cottages and 1 family unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms.

CHILDREN
Children of all ages are welcome. It is recommended that families book the Family Cottage.
Extra beds available for children under 15 years, please enquire in advance.
Children 0 - 2 years stay free of charge.
Child rates apply for children 3 - 15 years.


RATE FROM & TO
US$ 700 - US$ 1 150 per adult sharing, per night


SOLIO LODGE

Closed 01 –15 November


HIGH SEASON

16 December ‘16–05 January

01 July– 31 September

SAVINGS SEASON

06 January–30 June

01 October –15 December

Cottage x 4

Per adult sharing

US$ 950

US$ 700


Per child sharing

US$ 665

US$ 490


Per 3rd child (3-11 years old)

US$ 500

US$ 350


Single occupancy

US$ 1425

US$ 1050

Family Cottage x 1

(max 5 guests)

Per adult sharing

US$ 1150

US$ 800


Per child sharing

US$ 805**

US$ 560**


Conservation Fees

US$ 80 per adult per night

& US$ 60 per child per night





RATES INCLUDE

Airstrip transfers, game drives, excursions to the Aberdare National Park (park fees extra currently standing at $60 per adult), walking, local, farm visit, horse riding, mountain biking, all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfasts and sundowners.

RATES EXCLUDE

Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, tips, health insurance, scenic helicopter ride, massage treatments, entrance to the Aberdare national park, visit to Cinnabar Green and personal effects


CHILDREN

  • Children are ages 3 to 15 years inclusive. 16 years and over is an adult. 2 years and under is an infant. Infants stay FOC

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