Sirikoi Game Lodge (Lewa Wildlife Conservancy) Kenya
Sirikoi is a spectacular game lodge situated on private
land and surrounded by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, on the
northern slopes of Mount Kenya. Set in a shady acacia grove
and overlooking a natural waterhole fed from a mountain
spring, Sirikoi offers some of the best game viewing in East
Evening sundowners with amazing views of distant mountain
ranges, delicious meals served under the stars next to a
roaring fire and the sounds of animals in camp late at night
are just a small part of this magical experience. A wide
range of activities are offered, including helicopter and
bi-plane trips, horseback riding, bush walks and picnics,
and visits to a local Maasai community.
You can also enjoy the beauty and solitude of remote and
rarely visited destinations in Kenya by flying from Sirikoi
to our luxury mobile camp for a night or two. Offering
unparalleled hospitality in breathtaking surroundings,
Sirikoi is one of the most outstanding lodges in Kenya,
where you will be part of a unique African adventure.
Sirikoi was designed and built by Willie who has run
tailor-made safaris throughout East Africa for over thirty
years. In creating Sirikoi, his aim was to provide clients
with a private and unique camp that combines luxurious
comfort and unmatched wildlife viewing.
At Sirikoi the spacious living and dining area, infinity
swimming pool and veranda deck are set within extensive
lawns, scattered acacia trees and overlooking a natural
waterhole where wild animals frequently visit to wallow and
The camp has four luxury tents, each built on a platform
with a private veranda overlooking the waterhole, a living
area with a fireplace and an elegant bathroom with a
Victorian bath and a shower. There are two further
traditional tents with en-suite showers.
A secluded two-bedroom cottage, made from wood, thatch
and stone and with a large deck area is situated in a
private corner of the camp, near the wetlands where elephant
and buffalo are regular visitors. The house has its own
kitchen, dining room and living space so that you can be
totally independent of the lodge if you so wish.
From December 2010 Sirikoi will have an additional
self-contained three-bedroom house that can sleep up to six
people in stunning style and comfort. It will have its own
kitchen, dining room and living spaces. Guests will also
have their own driver and guide.
Fantastic views of distant mountain ranges and a
beautiful backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya provide a
perfect setting for game drives and bush walks.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has a huge variety of wildlife
with over 70 different species of mammal. There are roughly
equal numbers of black and white rhino – at the latest count
there were 65 black and 46 white. The world's largest
concentration of the endangered Grevy zebra resides on Lewa
as well as elephant, buffalo, greater kudu, oryx, lion,
leopard and cheetah amongst many other mammal species.
The Conservancy is teeming with birdlife with over 350
species across the diverse topography which includes rolling
open plains, hills and kopjes, thick forest, valleys,
escarpments, wetlands and rivers.
A new activity at Sirikoi gives guests the opportunity to
book a few nights in our specially developed mobile camp
which can be set up at remote locations throughout Kenya,
from the dry bush country of Samburu to the forests of the
Matthews Range to the shores of Lake Turkana. You can
experience the beauty, solitude and fascinating tribal
cultures of these rarely visited destinations.
You can follow the migrations or the transitory elephants
as they travel vast distances in large numbers. We will set
up the camp, which you can join by road, plane or
There are some fantastic trout fishing opportunities on
Lake Alice and Lake Michelson, both within the neighboring
Mount Kenya National Park. We can also organize specialized
fishing trips all over Kenya, from fishing marlin and
sailfish off the Lamu coastline, to Nile perch and tilapia
in Lake Turkana.
After just a 15-minute helicopter flight from Sirikoi you
can be circling the peaks of Mount Kenya, the second highest
point in Africa. Remote and unspoiled destinations all over
Kenya can be explored from the isolated desert dunes in the
north to the Nguruman Escarpment in the south.
Visit to a Maasai community
Learn first-hand about local customs, culture and the
daily lives of the Maasai with a visit to the Il Ngwesi
community, located approximately 1 hours drive from Sirikoi.
Bush walks, picnics and dinners
Set out in the early morning from the camp for a walk
into the wilderness with a skilled guide, experiencing the
sights and sound of the bush: the tracks of lion, hyena and
rhino; the high pitched alarm call of the guinea fowl; the
rich smell of the African earth. End your adventure with a
picnic breakfast in the shade of a spreading acacia tree.
Enjoy the allure of the early aviation days, when Karen
Blixen and Denys Finch-Hatton flew around Kenya, by flying
over Lewa in a brand new Waco biplane. Based on the original
model of the 1920's and 30's, the plane has room for two
passengers to sit side by side for a nostalgic,
once-in-a-lifetime flying experience.
Riding on horseback through the bush, accompanied by an
experienced guide, will give you an unparalleled opportunity
to get close to wildlife as many game species allow horses
to approach very closely without feeling threatened.
Combined with the stunning scenery and varied terrain, this
is a riding experience not to be missed. We will match you
to your horse, based on your level of confidence and can
cater for both amateur and experienced riders.
This is a walking safari, with camels to carry the camp
and supplies, led by Samburu tribesmen whose knowledge of
the terrain has been passed through generations. A three to
four hour walk in the morning with a stop for a bush
breakfast is followed by a long rest during the heat of the
day at your newly erected campsite. You will finish off the
day with an evening bushwalk and a hot shower under the
stars before falling asleep listening to the sounds of the
A few of the lions on Lewa are monitored so that
important research information such as social structure,
territory and feeding ecology can be evaluated. Guests can
go out with the experienced trackers to locate the lions and
help collate information about their movements and behavior.
The Lewa Conservancy:
Founded in 1995, the not-for-profit Lewa Wildlife
Conservancy (LWC) spans 62,000 acres and serves as a
catalyst for conservation across northern Kenya. Lewa holds
12% of Kenya's black rhino population and the largest single
population of Grevy zebras in the world.
Through the protection and management of endangered
species, the initiation and support of community
conservation and development programmes, and the education
of neighboring areas in the value of wildlife, Lewa has
become Kenya's leading model for wildlife conservation on
private land. LWC is leading the way for low-impact
conservation Tourism resulting in direct benefits for
communities across the region.
One of LWC's fundamental objectives is to conserve
threatened species within its area of operation and provide
protected habitat for other species under pressure outside
of LWC. LWC promotes conservation both within its boundaries
and in the ecologically important community-owned areas to
LWC also provides support to anti-poaching operations in
other private rhino sanctuaries and wildlife reserves in the
Laikipia District and on Mount Kenya. For more information,
please visit www.lewa.org
Sirikoi is run from solar energy, has its own extensive
organic vegetable and fruit garden, free range chickens, a
dairy herd and a crystal clear mountain spring providing all
the lodge’s water.
The one-acre organic garden supplies fresh daily produce
and is the most prodigious of its type at any lodge or camp
in Kenya. A huge selection of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers
grow in abundance including bananas, tree tomatoes,
avocadoes, lemongrass and cosmos.
Accommodation Rates:- From $845 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.