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THE SIRIKOI STORY
Willie and Sue Roberts, the founders and owners of Sirikoi, have poured their soul into the lodge, and it shows. The family has been in the safari industry for over 50 years, guiding safaris across the continent and developing lodges across Kenya. Sirikoi is the third lodge Willie Roberts has built, his first being when he was just nineteen, with no help from an architect – just vision, experience and a great sense of style. Sue’s passion for botany has resulted in beautiful grounds and the organic vegetable garden – one of the most exceptional of any lodge gardens in East Africa. Most evenings, Willie and Sue join their guests around the fire for a sundowner, making sure everyone feels at home.
CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY
From its conception, Sirikoi has nurtured a strong commitment and passion for conservation and the neighbouring communities. Through the protection of endangered species, the support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighboring areas in the value of wildlife, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has become Kenya's leading model for wildlife conservation and low-impact community tourism. Together with the generous help of their guests, Sirikoi continues to contribute hugely towards Lewa's conservation, community, education and health projects.
Sirikoi has always strived to operate in harmony with their beautiful environment. The lodge runs off solar power, taps all water from a natural spring, uses natural cleaning products and toiletries wherever possible, follows a strict recycling policy and grows their own fruits and vegetables. The one-acre organic garden supplies fresh daily produce and is the most prodigious of its type at any lodge or camp in Kenya. As a result of these efforts, Sirikoi has been honoured with a Gold level Eco-rating for the last three years running.