Sirikoi Lodge is surrounded by 68,000 acres of the pure wilderness of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and the location of the lodge is truly exceptional.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an award-winning model for community conservation. Starting out with just 15 black rhinos in 1984, Lewa’s rhino population has since risen steadily, making the Conservancy the pioneer rhino conservation success story in Kenya and East Africa. Today there are 89 black and white rhino protected on the Conservancy, with over 20 having been moved to restock previously inhabited areas as well as introduce the species to new suitable and secure habitats.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a vital wildlife corridor connecting Kenya’s wild and arid north with the lush Mount Kenya ecosystem. The wildlife is abundant and includes many rare endangered species such as reticulated giraffe, black and white rhino, and the largest resident population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Elusive leopard and wild dog sightings, and families of elephant have carved Sirikoi into their migratory routes and almost daily big herds can be seen just in front of the Sirikoi deck for hours at a time.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a very low-risk malaria area with an altitude of 5,500ft. The area enjoys a lovely and mild spring-like climate all year round, and two rainy seasons in April/May and November.