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Sirai House

Sirai House-Laikipia Kenya

Sirai House is a private holiday home located in the Borana Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya. It is situated at the foot of snow-capped Mount Kenya and is surrounded by indigenous forests and game-rich Kenyan hills and plains. The house is located on a secluded 250-acre estate, high on a ridge with spectacular views in all directions.

an Exclusive holiday home ideal for families or a group of friends

With Sirai’s almost perfect weather, clear skies, a bright sun and a cool breeze, you will be able to enjoy its grounds at any time of day and find many diversions for everyone in your party.

Sirai House is an exclusive luxury house that offers a unique experience of elegant African luxury. It has six private suites, each cottage standing apart for privacy and seclusion, creating a personal space to retreat yet always in contact with the main house

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“Elegant African Luxury”

Accommodation

Six Luxurious Private Suites

At the end of the warm day, when the sun sets and the air cools, the stars shine down on Sirai. Sated from dinner, with the day’s wonders still placing a smile on your lips, it is time to retire to one of the sumptuous bedroom suites.The Lodge staff will light your way along the path to your room where you will find a log fire crackling and a hot water bottle tucked between crisp linen.

Each cottage stands apart for privacy and seclusion, creating a personal space to retreat yet always in contact with the main house by phone for anything you require.

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Space & Comfort

Master Suite

As befitting the principal bedroom suite, this room is unrivaled for space and comfort. Next to the bedroom and sitting area is a large dressing room. Beyond a glass wall of retractable doors, a private terrace and infinity pool leads the eye out across the plains of Kenya that lay below Sirai. The magnificent vista sweeps the life of the African bush into the room as you recline on the bed or laze in the opulent marble tub.


Unparalleled Views


Suite 2

This elegant suite is only a short distance from the terrace of the main house. The warmth of the furs and fabrics are stunningly offset by tranquil tones of stone and sky. The bedroom, sitting area and sumptuous bathroom are all connected whilst a private terrace leads to an outdoor rain shower with unparalleled views



Private Retreat


Suite 3 & 4

Providing yet another solution to how you use the limitless space of Sirai, these two suites join onto a large shared drawing room. Invite friends and family around for cocktails, snacks or play cards while our staff bring along drinks or snacks for you. These suites can be a wonderful private retreat to lounge, read, work or simply sit out on the veranda and drink in the sweeping views of Borana. Each suite is perfectly contained within itself with fires, bathrooms, verandas and outdoor showers.

Magical Hideaways


Suite 5 & 6

Like suites 3 & 4, these rooms have the added advantage of a shared drawing room between them and all the versatility and seclusion that brings. Furthest from the main house these suites are a magical hideaway, set amongst the tree-tops with a private wooden walkway down to a secret viewing platform. The bold, Kenyan design of these rooms, with Thanje reed roofing and granite or solid wooden bath tubs, harmonises beautifully with the exterior majesty of Nature.

Dining

For the Love of Food

What you eat, where you eat and when you eat at Sirai House is at your discretion but our pledge is to make each meal an experience of delight and wonder. Nearly all the fruits and vegetables used in our kitchens are grown in our wonderful shamba, the Kenyan cousin of the English cottage vegetable garden. Eggs and poultry are from our own chickens, beef is from the Borana cattle herds. Even the honey is from our own bees.


When all this delicious produce reaches our kitchens it is welcomed into the arms of head chef – George – whose knowledge and enthusiasm are evident on every plate. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free are all happily catered for with a passion to give you the very best food we can, no matter what your dietary requirements

for the love of food

To gather as a family or a group in the bright rays of the morning sun around the circular terrace table, to plan the day ahead above a banquet of fruits and juices, homemade granolas, local yogurts, to sip dark Kenyan coffee and watch plates of bacon or eggs or pancakes coming from the kitchen. This is the best possible start to each day at Sirai. The list of wonderful dishes on offer is limited only by your whim.

Mornings spent lounging by the pool, playing tennis or reading a book in a shaded bed on the lawn also require sustenance. With long, leisurely lunches in mind the loggia was built with the pool bar at one end, a shaded seating area for drinks and a log fired pizza oven. Lunches can be as relaxed or formal as you wish, a lobster salad for two or a banquet for sixteen can be enjoyed here.

When the owners of Sirai travel the globe they carry a piece of Kenya in their hearts. So, too, when they are in Kenya they make room for a piece of England. At the arrival of afternoon tea, served in the Drawing Room or on the lawns overlooking the conservancy, you may for a moment imagine yourself in the shade of a willow and even hear the crack of a cricket bat on ball or the coo of a wood pigeon.

Each day, when the sun sinks below the horizon in a display of colour and wonder, you have to pause and make time for the spectacle. At Sirai we make the most of this marvel of nature and serve ‘sundowners’ on the west-facing terraces or high on the slopes of our surrounding hills. With accompanying canapés, smooth Manhattans, crisp Gin & Tonics or sharp Whisky Sours are raised to bid the sun farewell and watch dusk fall over the plains.

Eexperience Sirai House

Sirai House is also an ideal base from which to explore Mount Kenya and the rugged Northern Frontier District by helicopter, light aircraft, or biplane. All kinds of scenic flights and expeditions can be arranged, from trout fishing trips to elephant orphanage visits .

safari activities

Activities

Gym,Pool & Tennis Court
Sirai house Gym

If you wish to maintain your fitness whilst in Kenya, Sirai provides everything that you will need and one or two experiences that you will not find anywhere else. Swim in our 20m infinity pool, make use of our fully-equipped onsite gym, explore the 2km track that loops the estate, run in the open bush accompanied by an accomplished Kenyan marathon runner or enjoy our beautiful clay tennis court

Game Drives
Game drives

If you wish to experience a real connection with big game, to hear a male lion’s breath from 30 meters away, to watch a baby elephant snap twigs from the other side of a bush you could reach out and touch, you may do so at your whim day or night.


Completely secure within our luxurious custom Land Rovers, our KPSGA-registered guide, Boniface, will share with you his knowledge, his heritage and his love of the abundant wildlife and flora to be found within the Borana and Lewa Conservancies.

Horseback Riding Safaris
Sirai house horse riding safaris

Experienced riders can delight in exploring Borana from the saddle; an early morning hack, riding out to follow an elephant herd or cantering up to the brow of a hill for sundowners around a fire. For the ultimate riding experience, ask us to prepare an overnight safari with exhilarating, adventurous days on horseback and nights in our luxury campsite where none of the comforts of Sirai are left behind.

Restorative treatments
Relax at The Retreat

After a day of adventure and excitement with friends and family, withdraw into the cool sanctuary or Sirai’s retreat. Lounge in deep stone whirlpools, either in the shaded interior of the retreat or outside in its gardens, in perfect peace and privacy. Immerse yourself in our steam room or in the chilled waters of our plunge pool to energise and invigorate both body and spirit. Indulge in the restorative treatments on offer in our private therapy rooms.

Walking Safaris
Walking Safaris in Borana

Armed with binoculars, you will silently creep behind Boniface as he leads you through the land. Stepping lightly and talking in whispers, the thrill of observing large game on foot will be a memory made in Sirai that will never leave you. Boniface carries two things with him that ensure your safety: many years of experience and a rifle.

Put your feet up
Cinema

The plush cinema has nine double ‘love’ seats, with a choice of viewing from over 1,000 classic and feature films on DVD or stream a film or series via Netflix on the Apple TV. There is also a local satellite bouquet so you won’t miss sports or news.

Warm shawls and chilled drinks
Sundowner picnics

Trek down river from the Blue Pools or cross the rope bridge to find a lunch table laid with platters of food on a wooden platform perched amongst the tree-tops. As the sun slowly dips towards the horizon, allow us to escort you to the top of a hill by Land Rover or horse back for unforgettable sundowners. A circle of chairs around a fire awaits you, with warm shawls and chilled drinks and all of Kenya lying beneath you before the setting sun. Sirai is more than a house, it is a standard of excellence and splendour that follows you wherever you venture during your stay.

Observe the visiting game
Sirai House Waterhole

We have our own permanent watering hole with a hide from where you can observe the visiting game without them knowing you are there

Helicopter rides to Suguta Valley

From your base at Sirai, all of Kenya calls to you with a warm welcome. Take a short drive or a breathtaking helicopter flight to see more of this very special part of the world.

the true wild
Fly Camping

If you yearn for the true wilds of the African bush, let us arrange an overnight camp where the comfort and service found at Sirai makes this an overland adventure without sacrifice of luxury. Let our tents with wooden beds, our campaign-table bar and dinner beneath the African night sky evoke memories of a distant era where attention to detail and quality brought glamour to the wilderness.

The foothills of Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya

At Borana’s southern boundary on the foothills of Mount Kenya, our guides will lead you through the Ngare Ndare forest. This is the corridor used by elephants as they travel from the Lewa Conservancy to higher ground on the mountain. After walking beside the river or across the treetop walkway the trees part to reveal the stunning azure waters of the pools. Swim, climb the waterfalls and leap into the water as sunlight glimmers through the canopy high above.

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Views of Mount Kenya

“An ethereal mountain…a blue-black tooth of shear rock inlaid with azure glaciers, austere yet floating fairy-like on the near horizon… For hours afterwards I remained spell-bound.” – (mountaineer Felice Benuzzi of Mount Kenya). This UNESCO World Heritage Site is accessible from Sirai by helicopter. Gaze down on its forests, ridges, glaciers and peaks or land beside Lake Alice or Lake Michelson for fly fishing or a picnic at 3,550m.

Great Rift Valley
Helicopter rides to Suguta Valley

Follow in the footsteps of Count Teleki’s 1888 expedition that reached the shores of the lake, now named to honour its reclusive indigenous people. It lies in the Great Rift Valley, created by a jagged fault that tore across the crust of the African continent 20 million years ago, still considered by many to be the birthplace of mankind. On this special part of our earth you will camp beneath magical night skies and see large colonies of Nile crocodiles as well as the myriad species of migratory birds that travel this route.

Sirai House Rates

Rates
  • $14,000 per night (up to 6 guests)
  • Additional guests (up to a maximum of 12 guests) at $2,020 per adult per night
  • Children between the age of 6 and 12 years of age at $864 per child per night
  • Children between the age of 0 and 5 years of age are complimentary

Please do remember that there is a Borana conservation fee and note that this is not included in the rate per night.

  • Overnight Non Kenyan Residents Adult $190 Child USD90
  • Overnight Kenya Residents USD54 per adult

Rates Includes

  • Exclusive use of the house including all amenities and facilities,
  • Bespoke, all-suite accommodation,
  • All meals, whether served at home or in the bush,
  • All beverages; including house wines, house champagne, spirits and liqueurs,
  • Sonos music system and high-speed wi-fi in every room,
  • Comprehensive DVD library,
  • In-house cinema,
  • Table tennis, billiards, tennis & a fully equipped gym,
  • Spa retreat with steam room,
  • plunge pool, and aqua spa,
  • Full laundry and butler service,
  • Babysitting facilities for children,
  • Open Land Rover 4×4 safaris and guided wilderness walks,
  • Wilderness trail running accompanied by local athletes,
  • Road transfers from the Borana, Lewa or Nanyuki airstrips,
  • Hilltop sunset cocktails,
  • Contribution to the Borana Ranch community and conservation projects,
  • All local taxes

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2 responses to “Sirai House”

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    Lucy wanjiku

    I would like to visit this please one day with my two kids

    1. dkiarie Avatar

      Great to hear that,and we shall be ready to assist you with your booking
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