Wildlife Conservancy

Solio Game Reserve

Premier sanctuary for rhinos and diverse wildlife encounters.

Kenya
Location
175 km²
Geographic Size
Dry season
Best Time to Visit

About Solio Game Reserve

Solio Game Reserve, renowned for its successful rhinoceros conservation program, offers an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience. Nestled between the slopes of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Range, the reserve is a vital sanctuary for both black and white rhinos. Its unique ecosystem, comprising grasslands, marshes, and forests, supports a wide ar...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
December - March
Best time to go
Wildlife congregates around water sources, making them easier to observe.
April - May
Low Season
The long rains may make some roads impassable, but the landscape is beautifully lush, and there are fewer visitors.
June - October
December - March
High Season
Dry conditions offer the best wildlife viewing opportunities, with sparse vegetation making animals easier to spot.
November - November
Shoulder Season
Short rains bring fresh grass and rejuvenate the waterholes, attracting wildlife and starting the cycle of life anew.

What to do

Wildlife

Solio Game Reserve is a sanctuary for rhinos, offering unique sightings of these magnificent creatures alongside a diverse range of other wildlife.

Lion

Occasional

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Common

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Not Present

Hyena

Occasional

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Occasional

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The reserve is considered safe for visitors. Standard vaccinations for travel to Kenya, such as hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever, are recommended, along with malaria prophylaxis depending on your itinerary.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Solio Game Reserve is accessible by road from Nairobi, taking about 3 hours. The nearest town is Nyeri, providing a gateway to the reserve.
Getting Around
Within the reserve, travel is typically via guided game drives, which can be arranged through accommodations or tour operators.
Visas
Visitors to Kenya require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), which must be applied for in advance online. The process is streamlined for ease of travel, with certain nationalities exempt from the requirement.
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