Getting Here

Borana is a four-hour drive from Nairobi and a one-hour drive from the town of Nanyuki.

There are daily scheduled flights by Safarilink and Air Kenya from Nairobi Wilson Airport to neighbouring Lewa Downs Conservancy airstrip from where we’ll collect you. It’s about 50 minutes’ drive to Sirai House, during which you are likely to be greeted by rhino, elephant, zebra and giraffe amongst the many species which live here.


There is also an airstrip on the Borana Conservancy for private charter flights, taking about an hour from Nairobi, flying past Mount Kenya, followed by a 20-minute drive to Sirai House through the Borana Conservancy.

Private charters can either be booked from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from Wilson Airport, Nairobi’s domestic airfield. We can arrange transfers to facilitate travel between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson airport if required.

If you take an overnight flight from Heathrow, you can expect to be at Sirai for a late breakfast. The negligible time difference means it is perfectly possible to enjoy Sirai for a long weekend from Europe.

We also have a helicopter landing pad within our grounds and will arrange helicopter transfers if required.


To Book

Sirai House sleeps 12 guests in six suites and there is also a pilot’s room.  It is available for rental all year round on an exclusive occupancy basis. The minimum stay is 3 nights.

Children of all ages are welcome, however in the interests of safety, their participation in game activities is at the discretion of their guide.

To book Sirai House or discuss your stay, please email info@siraihouse.com


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Sirai House, Borana Ranch, Laikipia, Kenya




Site Map

Sirai House is set in 250 acres, with the suites spread out across the estate. A driver is always on hand to chauffeur you around the grounds in a golf buggy.

Sirai’s six suites are spread across four cottages. The Master Suite and Suite 2 stand alone while Suites 3 and 4 are linked by a sitting room, as are Suites 5 and 6, making them ideal for families. Four of the rooms can be configured as a double or a twin.



Our Team

We have a team of 40 staff who all speak English and are always on hand to ensure your stay at Sirai is perfect.

Hermann and Lise - General Managers

Born and raised in South Africa’s farming community, the outdoors is a way of life for Hermann and Lise. Being in touch with nature and feeling ‘connected’ are the foundations they have built their careers on. Having met during their final years of university, obtaining degrees in Tourism Management and Consumer Sciences in South Africa, they spent a year in the UK before returning to Africa to begin their careers. After several few years with Singita in South Africa, they moved north to manage Singita’s luxury lodges in the Serengeti for two years, before coming to Kenya to look after Sirai House.

George - Head Chef

Born and raised in Nairobi, George has worked his culinary magic at some of Kenya’s finest hotels and restaurants, including Talisman in Karen and the Watamu Beach Hotel on the coast.  After tasting his food, we begged him to come to Sirai to join our team – and luckily for us he accepted.

George loves teaching almost as much as cooking and will happily give lessons if you’d like to learn the secrets of his signature dishes.



As his nickname “Pappa” suggests, Jackton is a father figure to one and all at Sirai. Exuding kindness, his cheerful nature and sense of fun endears him to everyone, family, guests and colleagues alike.

Jackton’s skills as a butler are second to none; he will look after your every whim – and even serenade you with beautiful Kenyan songs if you ask him nicely!

Benedeta - Head of Housekeeping

Bena hails from the eastern region of Kenya – the Kamba tribe – where she grew up with her five brothers and sisters. She has spent her entire working life as a housekeeper, most recently as head of housekeeping at Shampole Lodge.

Bena’s dream is to eventually settle somewhere peaceful, with her own chickens and shamba, surrounded by many grandchildren.