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.
The Pool Area
The exquisite pool area provides an oasis for outdoor lounging. On the flat lawns beside the pool edge stand large double daybeds, each with a shaded parasol and a view across the Borana Conservancy and the Kenyan plains beyond.
There is a cool, seating area beside the poolside bar for reading, playing cards or chatting. Showers and robes can be found in our changing rooms so there is little need to leave the area before drinks or lunch in the loggia.
Lawns & Gardens
Our lawns can be set up for croquet, the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea. A stone table-tennis table stands beside the pool ready for long-fought contests near the hub of group life. For a more sedate, lengthy battle of skill you will find a wonderful boules pitch near the shade of the cedar trees and only yards from the seats of the boma, providing an excellent viewing gallery.
Terraces and Gardens
Terraced gardens of fragrant planting surround the house, gradually merging with the wild flowers and grasses of the bush. Make time for the simple pleasure of wandering the grounds at your leisure, finding hidden views and beautiful flora at every turn. On the main veranda stands a powerful automatic digital Meade LS8 telescope to spot game during the day, and gaze at the glorious night sky in the evening.
On the Estate
Explore the Sirai grounds a little further from the house along the perfectly raked paths leading you up to the kitchens where a member of George’s kitchen team will be happy to show you around the wondrous kitchen garden, the shamba, or take a stroll to visit our chickens or our bees and learn about them from their keepers.
Even for those who do not ride, a visit to our stables is a wonderful experience. Stroke the velvet muzzles of the beautiful mares and their foals in the stables and paddocks, or watch them being schooled in the ménage. A warm welcome awaits from Venetia and her team and they will be glad to show you around. In the stable yard stands our shop, an excellent place to take tea and browse locally-made goods before returning to the house.
Within the House
When the air cools in the evening or you wish to come in from the midday sun, the house itself provides a great array of entertainment. Sonos and wifi with high speed broadband are available in every room.
Browse our bookshelves and recline on deep sofas to while away a few hours all alone with a tea or drinks tray beside you. Gather your family and friends here for board games or cards.
Along with the library and the croquet lawn this room celebrates the English heritage of Sirai’s owners. Gather in this magnificent club room after dinner and enjoy a game of billiards at the full-size William Bentley table. Onlookers may choose to settle by the fire with a vintage cognac or port.
Even when you are away from home some evenings are meant for relaxed comfort and casual ease. The nine double love seats within our cinema ensure the most wonderfully comfortable viewing experience. Choose from over 500 films, Netflix boxsets or live sports matches and allow Jackton to bring some freshly made popcorn, warm and buttery from the stove, to complete your enjoyment.