Sakoli is situated at coordinates 21.08° N ×79.98° E with an average elevation of 233 meters (767 feet). It rests along the Mumbai-Kolkata National Highway 6 and is encompassed by lakes, ponds, and hills of varying heights. About two to three kilometers from the city, the Chulbhand River flows, while the historical Gondumari Palace lies just 10 km away, showcasing the legacy of the zamindari kingdom. Notably, two significant tourist destinations, Nagzira National Park and Navegaon Bandh Bird Sanctuary, are in close proximity, making Sakoli an accessible option for visitors.

Sakoli boasts good connectivity to both major and minor cities. It sits along National Highway 6, a crucial route linking Mumbai and Kolkata via Nagpur and Raipur. Other nearby cities include Gondia, Gadchiroli, and Chandrapur.

The city places importance on education, offering a range of institutions from kindergarten to university levels. It houses multiple schools, high schools (both Marathi and English mediums), and a government polytechnic college. A variety of degree colleges covering fields like pharmacy, arts, science, commerce, education, and nursing, among others, contribute to Sakoli’s reputation for quality education in Bhandara District.

Sakoli showcases religious diversity, with temples dedicated to Lord Durga, Lord Ganesha, and Buddha Vihar, alongside a mosque. The city celebrates a variety of religious festivals, including Gudi Padva, Bouddha-pournima, Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashis, Gokulashtami, Poda, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Gauripujan, Dasara, Diwali, Holi, Muharram, Ramzan Id, Bakr-Id, and hosts several fairs.