Sosian Lodge

7 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ3675pp

Kenya ( Best airport: Nairobi)

Create your perfect trip with a completely bespoke itinerary at this 24,000 acre wildlife ranch. Sosian Lodge is a ranch house which has been beautifully restored to accommodate up to 14 people. Four double cottages are dotted throughout the gardens, against a backdrop of Mt Kenya with views for miles over the Laikipia Plateau. This is true unspoilt Africa. The lodge has a beautiful swimming pool, plus a tennis court, organic vegetable garden and a stable yard of 30 safari horses. The list of safari activities available is extensive and the ranch lies at an altitude of 5500ft, which makes for a perfect climate, with no record of malaria.

The Riding

Kenya is the birthplace of horseback safaris, offering some of Africaโ€™s most outstanding riding. Sosian is no exception to this, and over the last 10 years has become one of Kenyaโ€™s top lodge based riding destinations. With over 24,000 acres of pure Laikipia wilderness, traversing this vast expanse of game filled land with Mt Kenya as a backdrop is an entirely private experience to only those staying at Sosian.

Sosian offers a great variety of riding, across open plains filled with zebra, oryx, giraffe, eland and gazelle, stretching down into thicker valleys harboring kudu, buffalo and elephant, plus a further 15km of river providing superb birding, as well as hosting large numbers of hippos and yet more elephant, plus the not-so-elusive leopard.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Riding is generally 2-3 hours in the mornings and/or afternoons and riders can spend up to 6 hours per day in the saddle. We often ride to bush breakfasts or sundowners, which seem to appear from nowhere as you turn a corner on a particularly beautiful stretch of the river or reach the top of a breathtaking escarpment. For beginners, novice riders and children there are shorter rides close to the lodge, as well as lessons in the fenced sand arena. The weight limit is 95kg.

Guides and Group Size

Youโ€™ll be guided by experienced and qualified guides who offer a bespoke riding experience. Riding groups are a maximum of 8.

The Horses

There are almost 30 horses to choose from at Sosian Lodge, all are in excellent condition; fit, forward-going and well-mannered. In 2017 the lodge began its own breeding program of Irish Sports Horses, to add some European quality to the string of safari horses. There is a wide range of horses to suit each individual and there are also ponies available for children. The horses are sure footed in their terrain and comfortable in their environment. The riding style is English using English generalโ€“purpose saddles.


Accommodation and Dining

Sosian Lodge is a welcoming and informal lodge offering a friendly home from home environment. The original main house provides classic elegance with a dining room, sitting room, bar and billiards room. Four cottages are then spread across the tropical gardens offering 6 en suite rooms, plus a family cottage, each with their own private verandas. The beautiful swimming pool and pool house provide welcome refreshment after a day out in the bush and for those with the energy, a tennis court is available for guests to use.

Your hosts at Sosian are passionate about food and over the years have nurtured their own extensive kitchen garden, becoming largely self-sufficient, growing their own salads and vegetables and sourcing high quality, farm fresh beef, chicken and lamb from their neighbours. With these wonderful ingredients, their head chef has no problem producing wholesome, organic, home cooked meals throughout your stay at Sosian. We can cater for any dietary requirements for all the family.

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Sosian Lodge

7 days / 6 nights / 7 riding days

Prices are based on a 6 night stay but the lodge can accommodate any day arrivals with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Get in touch if you would like to book a shorter stay.

Conservation fees are not included in the displayed rate. For 2024 these are ยฃ92 per adult per night.

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking Confirmation email from

The meeting point is Sosian Lodge. There are several transfer options to get there from Nariobi:

1) Private charter flight to Sosian airstrip (10 minutes from the lodge) – no extra transfer charge.

2) Safarilink light aircraft flight from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip (50 minutes from the lodge) – extra transfer fee from Loisaba to the lodge applies and includes a game drive en-route and entrance fees to Loisaba reserve.

3) Safarilink light aircraft flight from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip (2 hours from the lodge) – extra transfer fee from Nanyuki to the lodge and includes a game drive en-route.ย 

We can also arrange for a meet and greet service to meet you from your international flight and transfer you from Nairobi International Airport (Jomo Kenyatta – NBO) to Wilson Airport, which is where internal charter flights operate from.ย 

Price Includes
  • Luxury lodge accommodation
  • All drinks (excluding champagne)
  • Sosian airstrip transfers
  • Activities; game drives (day and night), guided walks, horse riding, camel riding, fishing, fly camping, ranching activities
  • Laundry
  • All meals
Price Excludes
  • International flights and visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Champagne
  • Conservation Fees