Solio Game Reserve
Famous for its Rhino breeding sanctuary, the Solio game reserve is situated 45kms from the resort. Rhino enthusiasts will be delighted to get close up views of the endangered black and white rhinos in large herds, which is a rare treat in this region. The tour is not complete without viewing other wild life species including giraffes, buffalos, lions, cheetahs, zebras, antelopes, among others, with the exception of elephants.
At Solio the contrast in topography and wildlife in this 18,000 acre reserve is stunning. Huge stands of yellow acacia compliment the higher rolling plains whilst a bountiful marsh, Solio's lifeline, bisects the sanctuary.
Sweet Waters Game Reserve
Home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from west and central Africa, this sanctuary attracts numerous guests who travel to view this fascinating and endearing specie due to its close resemblance to humans. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, guests can view the fascinating Chimpanzees from 9.30am - 10.30am and 3.00pm - 4.30pm daily. Guests also have the privilege of viewing the Big Five, at the private conservancy, which has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks. This tour will definitely leave a memorable impression of your African adventure.
Aberdare National Park
To fully appreciate the panoramic beauty and splendor of the Central Kenya region, the Aberdare National Park is a must visit. Located 150km from the resort, the park features altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level and covers an area of 766 square kilometers, which forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The national park offers diverse topographies characterized by mesmerizing waterfalls, rivers, scenic highlands, deep ravines, rain and bamboo forests. Not to mention the breath taking views of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru from the top of the Aberdare hills.
Wildlife viewing of a few species such as the black rhino, leopards, baboons and colobus monkeys is also possible. You may be tempted to stop over for an idyllic picnic at the famous cave, which Queen Elizabeth once had lunch.
Samburu Game Reserve
Situated 150kms from the resort, the journey to the Samburu game reserve is an adventure in itself, by traveling across diverse terrains before reaching Kenya’s arid, northern scrublands. The wildlife here is more distinct with fortunate sighting of the Big Five, reticulated giraffes and the grevy zebras. The crowd pullers though are the enormous elephants and tenacious crocodiles found in Ewaso Nyiro River as you drive along one of the largest rivers in Kenya, spotted with branched palm trees. Making Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club an ideal location for starting or finishing off your Northern Kenyan circuit.