An intimate family-owned, eco-friendly safari lodge in the foothills of Mount Kenya, surrounded by World Heritage wilderness of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
More eco-chic African home than tourist safari lodge, Sirikoi owners and conservationists, Willie and Sue Roberts, have poured their heart and soul into this award-winning property, creating a warm and unpretentious atmosphere with a real sense of luxury and high level of service. The Lodge accommodation consists of four luxury tented rooms, the two-bedroom Sirikoi Cottage and larger Sirikoi House.
Willie, a second-generation Kenyan, created his first safari lodge at the tender age of 19, with no architecture or design experience, just a strong intuition and great sense of style. Sirikoi, positioned on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya, is now his third property. Sue’s passion for botany has led to the creation of the organic vegetable garden and beautiful grounds, through which giraffe regularly wander, zebras graze close by, and herds of elephant troop past almost daily. The busy waterhole right in front of the main dining deck allows for excellent ‘armchair game-viewing’, a defining feature of Sirikoi.
Beyond the armchair gazing, guests have prime game viewing on morning, evening and night drives through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rare species unique to Northern Kenya, known as the special ‘Northern Five’, can all be found in the Conservancy: the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, and Somali ostrich, as well as many other endangered species such as the black and white rhino. Frequent leopard, cheetah and lion sightings are also common.
There are a number of activities for all ages to explore the wilderness and wildlife, including horse riding across the plains or diving into glacial pools in the Ngare Ndare Forest. Helicopter excursions are also available.