A private home in the Borana Conservancy – amid Kenya’s Laikipia region, at the foot of snow-capped Mount Kenya – Sirai House occupies a secluded 250-acre estate. Its position high on a ridge yields spectacular views in all directions, looking over indigenous forests and game-rich hills or plains. There’s an animal-rich waterhole close to camp.

For several years, Sirai’s owners searched Kenya for the perfect site to build a contemporary East African lodge. In 2009, a serendipitous meeting with Michael Dyer, a third-generation member of the Kenyan family who established the Borana Conservancy, provided the seed from which this project grew. They’re now shareholders in that Conservancy: a non-profit organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife.

The panoramic location of the house, at one of the Conservancy’s highest points, is wholly memorable and provides guests with staggering views from every room. Despite such a spectacular position, however, Sirai still sits gently in its surroundings, entirely at one with the surrounding flora and fauna.

  • Working with neighbours and the wider community, Borana’s mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem for critically-endangered species. To accomplish this, it takes a holistic approach to ensure tourism, ranching and other enterprises always fund local livelihoods and enhance that ecosystem’s integrity.
The six cottages are spread apart for privacy and seclusion, creating personal spaces acting as retreats. You can easily contact the main house by phone when needed.
Every bedroom is en-suite, with hot showers and flushing toilets
Both communal and private dining are offered in the main mess area, plus meals excitingly served out in the bush
Swimming pool and Watering hole by camp
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Families, couples or small groups



  • Safari drives
  • Bush walks
  • Jogging in the wild
  • Mountain-biking
  • Horse-riding
  • Heli-flights 
  • Visit  Ngare Ndare Forest