- Bird Watching
- Game Viewing
- Hill and Rock Climbing
- Nature Trails
Silole Sanctuary is a 400-acre private establishment located only a few hours drive from Nairobi City. The sanctuary lies next to Nairobi National Park and has a rich landscape of rolling plains with a generous number of roaming wildlife species. It has a rich diversity of flora which reflects the various habitats (riverine forest, valley thicket and grassland plain).
Silole Sanctuary is a serene, quiet location to get away from the bustling city without travelling distances, sacrificing time and expenses. Things to do in Silole Sanctuary include walking (with or without guides), swimming at the Masai Lodge pool, rock climbing in the rocky river gorges, bird-watching and game-driving in Nairobi National Park, which is accessible through the Masai Gate that opens onto the Sanctuary.
How to get to Silole Sanctuary
The best way to get to the sanctuary is through the Masai Gate (south end of the park; follow the signs). Otherwise, drive down the Magadi Road from Bomas of Kenya on the Langata Road and turn left off the tarmac (signboarded to Nazarene University and Masai Lodge). Then keep going to the end of the murram road (6 km) until you reach Masai Lodge.
In the dry season, the roads are fine, but you might like to use a 4WD vehicle to get to the sanctuary and/or the park during the rains.