Siruai Mobile Camp is owned and run by The Safari Collection. Established in 2009, this company operates a range of safari properties across Kenya. With Siruai, it offers a classic safari experience, reminiscent of the first explorers’ days. The accommodation is booked on a full-board basis and the camp is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is situated on a rocky ridge line within the Suyian ranch, in Central Kenya. It overlooks the Laikipia Plateau and the Ewaso Narok river valley, and there are thrilling views of Mount Kenya! It can be accessed via 45 minutes’ road transfer from the airstrip in Loisaba Conservancy or by driving from Nairobi, which takes about 5 hours.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT SIRUAI MOBILE CAMP:
There are seven canvas tents, set out among big boulders and fig trees on the rocky ridge. Each is positioned on a hardy ground sheet and rigged up with sturdy poles. Inside, you’ll find a double bed, bedside stands and lighting, a storage unit, and a luggage rack. There are rugs on the floor, so it feels very comfortable, and as the walls feature clear panes there’s plenty of light. The well-appointed en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washbasin, and traditional bucket shower. And every tent has a private veranda, where you can relax and enjoy amazing views!
The communal lounge and dining areas at Siruai are found in a large mess tent with breathtaking vistas over the landscape. Guests often spot elephant and Grevy’s zebra coming to drink at a nearby salt lick and waterhole. The tent offers comfy seating, tables, rugs, and a long table flanked by safari chairs where everyone eats together. Meals are cooked on an open fire, to add to the authentic vibe. Not far from camp, there’s a wild swimming pool, which is perfect for cooling off between safari activities.
ACTIVITIES AT SIRUAI MOBILE CAMP:
The camp provides a range of exciting activities:
Expertly guided game drives- These take place during early morning and late afternoon into evening, to avoid the heat of the day. There’s a lot to see in this part of Kenya, not least big cats such as lion and leopard, elephant, wild dog, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, and hippo
Hiking- For a change of pace from vehicle safaris, why not head out on foot to enjoy the scenery? Walking is fantastic for anyone interested in getting a close look at the smaller lives of Laikipia – the plants, insects, and vibrant birdlife.
Kayaking- This exhilarating activity happens in the Ewaso Narok river. It’s so much fun to check out the wildlife of the waters here.
Tubing- A nice variation on kayaking, tubing offers more river fun. For more information about activities from Siruai, or anything else to do with staying at the camp, please contact a member of the YZ team.
*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.