User Reviews – Solio Ranch
50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
The best place in the world to study the life of the white and the black rhinos!!
Between 2009 and 2012 we had six gamedrives in Solio and it was always like coming home! Nature and wildlife at its best, very few tourists and excellent accommodations. For a luxury stay you can choose the Solio Lodge in the park, we preferred the normal priced Rhino Watch Safari Lodge 3 km beside. From Solio it´s only one hour drive to Mt. Kenya, the Aberdares or Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The climate at 1800m is very moderate throughout the whole year. That´s also a reason for a big variety of natural goods and very tasty food! The guides at the parks were best educated to explain the wildlife and well trained to find the animals.
We enjoyed every single trip and surely will come back!
The best place to see rhinos in Kenya
It took us about 15mins to get to Solio Ranch from our accomodation at Sandai Farm. The park entry fee is expensive - $80 per person for non-residents, Ksh2,000 for residents and Ksh1,000 for citizens - but well worth it! Rhinos are almost extinct, but there are more than enough of them in Solio. We decided to self-drive in our 4x4 without taking a guide (but we bought a map for Ksh1,000), which worked well. There are clear paths to follow and the map is quite detailed. We were able to drive up really close to herds of rhinos, buffaloes, zebras, oryx and gazelle. We also saw several families of warthogs trotting around and a jackal.
Email NSStone | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari