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Sirikoi

Lewa Downs, Kenya

Sirikoi is a beautiful tented camp set in a peaceful glade within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. There are six luxurious tented rooms overlooking a waterhole plus two secluded cottages. Lewa offers some of the best game viewing in Northern Kenya.

At a Glance

  • Ride on horseback through the bush and have an unparalleled opportunity to get close to wildlife

  • Learn first-hand about local customs, culture and the daily lives of the Maasai with a visit to the Il Ngwesi community

  • Take a guided walk within the protected Ngare Ndare forest, accompanied by an experienced ranger

  • Cool off in the infinity swimming pool

  • Sit on the deck and watch the animals come in to drink at the waterhole

Fishing, Honeymoon, Riding, Wildlife

Insider's View

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Description

Formerly known as Willie’s Camp, this is arguably one of the finest camps in Kenya. Sirikoi has been designed and built with the detail and attention that has come from years of experience running customized safaris in East Africa. 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 six tented rooms as well as two private cottages, one with two and the other with three bedrooms.

The style of the camp is in keeping with the unrivalled hospitality of Sirikoi. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has had a pioneering role in conservation, the incredible array of game is testament to this. The beautiful landscape varies from rolling hills to the thick Ngere Ndare forest. Lewa holds 12% of Kenya's black rhino population and the largest single population of the endangered Grevy zebras in the world.

As well as walking and game drives there are also horse safaris. A new activity at Sirikoi gives guests the opportunity to book a few nights at a specially developed mobile camp which can be set up at remote locations throughout Kenya, from the dry bush of Samburu to the forests of the Matthews Range to the shores of Lake Turkana. The camps are set up for you and you can join by road, plane or helicopter. Sirikoi has its own extensive vegetable garden supplying the camp’s kitchen, which produces excellent food.

Accommodation

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.

In a private corner of camp there is a secluded two-bedroom cottage, made from wood, thatch and stone with a large deck area. The house has its own kitchen, dining room and living space so that you can be totally independent if you wish.

There is also a self-contained three-bedroom house that can sleep up to six people in stunning style and comfort. It has its own kitchen, dining room and living spaces. Guests also have their own driver and guide.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome at Sirikoi and although there are no specific facilities available for children, babysitting can be arranged if parents need some time out. Sirikoi is able to arrange a more child friendly menu and can be flexible with meal times to accommodate the younger guest.

Facilities

Sirikoi has a lovely infinity swimming pool and veranda deck set within extensive lawns, scattered acacia trees and overlooking a natural waterhole where wild animals frequently visit to wallow and drink. Sirikoi has its own extensive vegetable garden supplying the camp’s kitchen, which produces excellent food.

Activities

With the use of a plane or helicopter there are many places that become accessible from Sirikoi. From camp the activities include bush walks and day and night game drives with skilled and experienced locals to guide you. Bush picnics and dinners can be arranged, as well as horse riding, fishing and trips to visit the local community.

Location & Directions

Lewa Downs, Kenya

Sirikoi is a spectacular 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.

When to go

Sirikoi is closed in April & November.

The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.

Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.

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