A large team of 68 staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to look after just 18 guests when the lodge is full. Most of the Sirikoi staff are from the neighbouring villages close by and have worked at the lodge for years, developing and learning new skills along the way. There is a great sense of pride and enjoyment, which shines through the team’s cheerful service and attention to detail.
Maasai and Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture guide guests throughout their stay, sharing their ancient knowledge of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life. This wisdom mixed with good humour and fantastic wildlife sightings make for truly memorable game drives.
Tom and Nikki Hartley are the managers at Sirikoi and live on site with their little girl, Madeline. Both Tom and Nikki’s families are in the safari and conservation industries in Kenya and South Africa, where they are respectively from, and both nurtured a love and appreciation for nature from a young age. With Tom’s training and experience in lodge management, guiding and logistics, and Nikki’s background in marketing for African travel, they make a terrific management team leading the Sirikoi safari experience.