Solio Ranch plays a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos, recognized as one of the most successful to do so in Kenya.
Solio Ranch is a private wildlife sanctuary located in the valley between the slopes of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare ranges. The Ranch is known for its rhino conservation efforts and is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. The reserve was created in 1970 as a black rhino breeding center by a nature lover, Courtland Parfet.
Solio ranch is home to more than 250 white rhinos and about 80 black rhinos live here. Solio has 22% of all the rhinos in Kenya and probably the highest density of rhinos per square kilometer in the whole of wild Africa. In addition, there is a diversity of species that results from the different habitats in the park. Open steppes, bush savannahs, acacia forests and swamps is home to lions, buffalo herds, waterbuck, giraffes, impala herds and a unique bird life. It is normally exciting to see groups of rhinos in the open plains from a distance, thus making it one of the best places to spot the black rhinos in Kenya.