Overview

Sosian lodge is a beautifully restored African ranch house that was built in the 1940’s by Italian artisans, and accommodates up to fourteen people in the atmosphere of a private home. Seven cottages lie in the tropical garden overlooking Mt Kenya and miles of unspoiled Africa, each with its own private verandah and ensuite bathroom.

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 is well known for its delicious home cooking using fresh ingredients from the organic vegetable garden and for its warm and friendly hospitality.

People of Sosian

Your hosts, Steve and Annabelle Carey and a team of local Kenyan staff of differing tribes provide a warm welcome and ensure your stay at Sosian is unforgettable. There are other unusual characters at Sosian who cannot fail to charm you, not all them two-legged…

There are other unusual characters at Sosian who cannot fail to charm you, not all them two-legged…

Cattle Ranching

Sosian has always been a livestock ranch, with cattle being the mainstay. In the past cattle numbered up to 2500 head but now the focus is on balancing cattle numbers with wildlife numbers. We firmly believe that cattle have an important role to play in the Laikipia ecosystem. Grazing, manuring and cattle movements have a corresponding impact on wildlife movements. Nowadays Sosian carries between 500-1000 head of beef cattle at any one time.

History

Sosian Ranch started on two separate tracts of land, called Sosian One and Two, by Major Gerald Edwards around 1920, when land was first granted to Europeans who settled in the Rumuruti district. Eventually the northern Sosian One tract was sold and became Loisaba Ranch while the southern Sosian Two tract was retained by Major Edwards as Sosian Ranch until he died in 1977.

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