The wildlife experience here 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,
Self-drive safaris are permitted and, while not necessary, it is helpful to be accompanied by a Solio guide (KSh500) (USD 5) or buying a map for Ksh 1000 (USD 10). Horse riding, mountain biking and helicopter trips are also part of the mix
There are clear paths to follow and the map is quite detailed.
Entry Fee USD 80 non-resident USD 20 resident and USD 10 for citizen