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Why we like it
- Get up close and personal to the wildlife on horseback
- Camel riding gives you a great vantage point from which to see the bush
- A visit to the nearby Samburu settlement should not be missed
- Enjoy sundowners on top of a hill overlooking miles of African wilderness followed by a night drive with a spotlight in search of leopard, porcupine and more exciting nocturnal animals
- Indulge in a picnic brunch on the side of the river
- If adventure is what you are looking for camp under the stars for a night
As well as all the exciting safari activities on offer each day, the lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court and miles of wilderness to explore with top guides. Sosian has amazing wildlife, all of Africa's large mammals apart from rhino are here. Large herds of elephant, giraffe, hippos, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, African wild dog, zebra, antelopes, warthogs and a plethora of beautiful birds. You may also see some rare and endangered species such as Jackson's Hartebeest, Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, striped Hyena and aardwolf.
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Sosian Lodge is located on a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia area of Kenya. The area is extremely scenic with the escarpment giving way to dramatic wooded gorges and riverine thickets. Sosian specializes in action packed adventurers and as it is outside the national parks one is not limited to viewing game from a vehicle. The lodge has been restored from a ranch house built in the 1940's by Italian artisans. The seven cottages lie in the garden, with Mount Kenya in the background and views of unspoilt Africa. Each lodge has its own private veranda and en suite bathroom.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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