Welcome to Footprint – The Safari Collection’s charitable foundation that unites all of our community, conservation and environmental projects.

By staying at Solio Lodge, your conservation fees support the running of Solio Conservancy and its rhino breeding programme, therefore directly helping to protect this highly vulnerable species.

Solio’s journey as a safe haven for rhino began back in 1970, when the then owner, Courtland Parfet, was asked by the Kenya Wildlife Service to look after five black rhinos which had been left isolated due to poaching. By 1980, Solio was home to 27 rhinos from nine different areas of Kenya, as well as a founder herd of 16 white rhino relocated from South Africa. Solio’s rhino population prospered and over the years, Solio has been responsible for re-introducing over 100 black and 60 white rhinos to protected areas all over Kenya, as well as internationally. With rhino horn fetching up to $60,000 per kilogram on the black market, a team of professional rangers is employed full time to protect each and every rhino from poaching. Solio Game Conservancy is a rhino paradise. Both black and white rhinos are found here in mind-blowing numbers, making it one of the best places in the world to see these prehistoric looking beasts.

Conservation & Breeding

There are over 250 rhinos on Solio Game Conservancy and it is internationally recognized as the most successful private rhinoceros breeding conservancy in Kenya. It is responsible for having trans-located over 100 black and 60 white rhinoceros to other parts of Kenya over the years, including 6 to Uganda. Each guest who stays at the lodge directly contributes to rhino conservation through their conservation fee and it’s possible to meet the conservationists if they are available.

OUR FOOTPRINT PROJECTS AT SOLIO LODGE

 The Safari Collection Footprint- Making a positive impact on people, wildlife and the environment is at the heart and soul of what we do. In addition to safeguarding the future of rhinos, Solio Lodge is involved in various community projects in the surrounding area. From annual dental and eye-clinics, to initiatives in the local primary school and support of a nearby children’s home.

Health Clinics

Each year The Safari Collection runs week-long clinics all over Kenya and recently has run dental clinics and eye clinics for the local people providing free eye surgeries to over 400 community members and dental treatment and basic medical services to over 7000.

TEAMtalk

The Safari Collection runs a project called TEAMTalk with the local communities focusing on health, female empowerment, FGM reduction and HIV awareness. It is run in the local schools and uses sport to successfully facilitate workshops raising awareness of these important issues.

Mary Immaculate Shelter of Love

Solio Lodge is heavily involved in the funding and improvements of this local orphanage which is home to 32 students from around the local area.

Young Conservationists

During quiet times our guides visit local schools and give presentations and talks on wildlife conservation and environmentalism. These are the conservationists of the future.

School Building

The Safari Collection has strong links to local schools and our donors have completely rebuilt the Charles Wickham Honi Primary School and a new classroom block at Leburra Primary School in the last two years.

Health Clinics

Each year The Safari Collection runs week-long clinics all over Kenya and recently has run dental clinics and eye clinics for the local people providing free eye surgeries to over 400 community members and dental treatment and basic medical services to over 7000.

TEAMtalk

The Safari Collection runs a project called TEAMTalk with the local communities focusing on health, female empowerment, FGM reduction and HIV awareness. It is run in the local schools and uses sport to successfully facilitate workshops raising awareness of these important issues.

Mary Immaculate Shelter of Love

Solio Lodge is heavily involved in the funding and improvements of this local orphanage which is home to 32 students from around the local area.

Young Conservationists

During quiet times our guides visit local schools and give presentations and talks on wildlife conservation and environmentalism. These are the conservationists of the future.

School Building

The Safari Collection has strong links to local schools and our donors have completely rebuilt the Charles Wickham Honi Primary School and a new classroom block at Leburra Primary School in the last two years.

YOUR IMPACT

Just by staying at our properties, each guest helps conserve Kenya’s wild landscapes, look after its wildlife and make a positive impact on peoples’ lives. See how your stay has contributed.

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