Walk with giraffes
Experience the walk in the living environment of zebras, antelopes, gazelles and giraffes with all your senses, you are walking through a patch of Africa! Following your guide you will walk across grassy areas, trodden wild paths and through bush land. Your Kenyan companion will be happy to answer all your questions or tell the story of the country club and its colonial environment. Giraffes slowly cross the wide plains, graceful and elegant. Her slim, tall figure appears huge when she looks curiously down at you. After all, she is the tallest land-living animal in the world. .
Solio – Rhino sanctuary
Just a 10 minutes drive from Rhino Watch Lodge you will find the private Solio Reserve. In addition to the world’s largest population of white rhinos that live here, almost one hundred black rhinos also call Solio home. While the white rhinos graze contentedly and undisturbed by visitors in the savannah and let themselves be observed up close, the sightings of the rare black rhinos requires some patience. The black rhinos are extremely shy and live secluded in the thickets. In the middle of the reserve, an extensive acacia forest runs along a river that partially turns into a swamp. This biotope is a paradise for birds: crowned cranes, blue reeds, beechnuts, eagle owls and black buzzards and more than 300 other bird species are at home here. The Solio Reserve is therefore also an ideal place for extensive bird watching.
Visit a treetomato farm
Nearby of Rhino Watch Lodge is a tree tomato farm. The berry fruit is also called Tamarillo and is related to the tomato. During a tasting you will get to know the tart-sweet taste and will expirience how similar the processing of the tree tomato and the wine making process are. Afterwards you walk across the farm to a beautiful river meandering through the green highlands.
Daytrip to Ol Pejeta Reserve
Ol Pejeta covers 360 km 2 and is a non-profit reserve. It is located on the equator in central Kenya. It has a very extensive rhino sanctuary, until recently the last northern white rhinoceros bull Sudan lived here. It is also the only place in Kenya where chimpanzees can be seen: The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a sanctuary for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. On game drive you can discover all the “Big Five”. The reserve also runs many education, water and infrastructure projects that benefit the surrounding population. Ol Pejeta is a very versatile and rewarding safari destination.
Mount Kenya ascent
Mount Kenya, at 5199 meters, is the second highest mountain in Africa and therefor the “little brother” of the famous Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters). The highest mountain in Africa is located in the neighboring country of Tanzania and attracts around 20,000 mountaineers from all over the world each year. At Mount Kenya it is still much quieter. This tranquility combined with a unique mountain landscape with deep gorges, clear lakes and an impressive variety of plants make a trekking on Mount Kenya to something very special.