The Solio Game Reserve
The Solio Game Reserve is a privately owned sanctuary dedicated to rhino conservation. The reserve lies in the valley between the high slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains. Just north of Nairobi, it provides a home for approximately 200 rhinos. The game reserve is an exhilarating place to visit for game drives during the day. Which gets even better if you go for an overnight stay in the luxury Solio Lodge.
The Solio Game Reserve (or Solio Ranch) used to be a working cattle ranch but in 1973, part of it was turned into a wildlife sanctuary. Rhinos and other wildlife came back to the area. Nowadays, it’s a 49,000 acre ranch with 19,000 acres of wildlife sanctuary for black and white rhinos. The rhinos live here in harmony with other animals, such as buffalos, zebras, giraffes, elands, antelopes, waterbucks, and warthogs.
An intense experience
Visitors find that sightings of up to 40 rhinos at a time are not uncommon here. The wildlife experience here is intense and exclusive with just the one luxury lodge with five cottages in the middle of it all. Enjoy exploring this exclusive reserve by jumping on a horse, bike or even in a helicopter. Luxury galore!