​Getting There – Solio Ranch

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Your entry point to the country will most likely be Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of the capital city Nairobi.

Solio Ranch is situated 180km/111mi from Nairobi, which is approximately 3 hours’ travel by car*.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

The easiest way to get to Solio is to arrange a charter flight to the private airstrip located 10 minutes from Solio Lodge. Charter flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of their tour package.

It is also possible to take a scheduled domestic flight from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip, followed by a 30-minute transfer to Solio Lodge.

Scheduled flights to Nanyuki leave from Wilson Airport (WIL), 6km/4mi south of Nairobi, and are offered by the following airlines:

  • AirKenya (Flies to/from Lewa Downs, Loisaba, Meru, Nairobi's Wilson Airport, Samburu and the Masai Mara)
  • Safarilink (Flies to/from Nairobi's Wilson Airport and the Masai Mara)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Kenya page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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