The wildlife experience in Solio Ranch is intense and exclusive with 19,000 acres of conservancy surrounded by 45,000 acres of ranch and just one lodge, Solio Lodge. The Solio Reserve is also an ideal place for bird-watching. The acacia forest in the middle of the reserve is traversed by a river that at times turns into a swamp-like area. It’s a great birding destination with many North Kenya specials. The best time for birders is from November to April when the migrants from Europe and North Africa can be seen. This partly coincides with the Wet season, when many species in breeding plumage are nesting. Solio Lodge is closed in November. Nature and wildlife at its best, very few tourists, and excellent accommodations. The climate at 1800m is very moderate throughout the whole year. Night game drives are allowed in Solio Ranch where you may see the big cats hunting. There are clear paths to follow and the map is quite detailed.