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 Africa.
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 drink.
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 helicopter.
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 African bush.
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 its North.
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.