A Typical Day At Sosian Ranch
Early wake up at 6:30am with a cup of tea or coffee brought to your room.
After a quick light breakfast, an exhilarating ride through the ranch property with great views of the wildlife before the heat of the day sets in. Or, if you prefer, a morning game drive, stopping for a walk led by a professional guide, a chance to learn about tracking and the smaller details of the bush.
Picnic brunch on the side of the river, then return to the lodge to relax by the pool or siesta.
After tea an evening drive, or fishing expedition, 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.
Back at the lodge, a quick shower and then a 3 course dinner in the cozy dining room with an open fire.
The ranch offers the following activities:
The best way to cover distance is by vehicle and being in a 4x4 certainly enables you to get close to the wildlife. The animals react differently when you are in a car, they virtually ignore you, enabling visitors to get some great photos and to just sit and enjoy looking at them and observing their behavior. Game drives are available at most safari camps and lodges in Kenya, but Sosian is fortunate to be able to offer so much more; make sure you try some of the other activities.
Night drives are an adventure not to be missed, taking you out after dark in an open vehicle with a spotlight in search of exciting nocturnal species such as aardvark, striped and spotted hyenas, leopard, porcupine, white-tailed mongoose, bush-babies and genets.
Camels are a familiar sight in Northern Kenya and have been raised here for hundreds of years. Not only are they very hardy providers of milk for northern Kenyan farmers, they are friendly and wonderful to ride as they provide such a great vantage point from which to see the bush.
Fly-camping means sleeping outdoors in a very simple camp, eating under the stars around a camp-fire and falling asleep listening to the noises of the African bush. At Sosian Ranch we offer small private groups the opportunity to do exactly this, quite different to staying in the lodge and a completely unique experience.
Take a rod and a local expert and venture down to the river, or one of the pools below the waterfalls, or to one of the dams on Sosian Ranch. Tilapia, barbel and catfish are all common takers for worms or bait. Fly-fishing has also been tried and you are welcome to bring your own rod. We have spinning rods at Sosian for adults and children and it is a very popular way to spend a late afternoon, not only might you catch a fish or two but usually you will see an array of wildlife whilst you are fishing.
Kenya has excellent populations of sand-grouse and guinea fowl, both Helmeted and Vulturine, and we can arrange bird-shooting safaris from Laikipia Ranch. For serious enthusiasts, day-trips and overnight safaris to Kalacha, an oasis in northern Kenya's Chalbi desert are available at an extra cost, and here you can find one of the highest populations of sand grouse in Africa and excellent shooting.