Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Live amongst actual Giraffes at the beautiful Giraffe Manor in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Even for a seasoned traveller, this might pose something of a dilemma. Obviously you can’t give your visitor a rasher of bacon – giraffes are vegetarians. Perhaps a slice of toast. Do giraffes like marmalade…

Giraffe Manor is aptly named. From your bedroom window you’re likely to find yourself face-to-face with one of these graceful creatures; they have freedom to roam throughout the gorgeous gardens and grounds of this superb, 1930s manor house. They spending their time cropping ivy from its gabled walls, or lazing majestically on its manicured lawns.

Human visitors, of course, also receive every comfort. The rooms are inspired by the style of a Scottish hunting lodge, with four poster beds and antique furnishings throughout. The Manor also has an enviable reputation for fine dining in elegant surroundings.

Giraffe Manor, at a glance

  • Extremely stylish 1930s manor house, set in 12 acres of grounds, surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest
  • Only 20 kms from Nairobi
  • 10 luxurious double bedrooms with en suites, four poster beds and sitting rooms
  • Two family suites with direct access to the courtyard
  • Sunny breakfast room and fine dining cuisine served in a traditional drawing room

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb sitting room with views over the sanctuary
  • Interaction with rare Rothschild’s giraffes
  • Giraffe Centre encounters include warthog, dik dik, hyenas and even leopard
  • Nature trail
  • Visits to baby elephant and rhino orphanage
  • Fabulous bird watching with over 180 different species
  • Trips to the bustling capital of Nairobi
  • Ayesha was patient and informative. Her skills became even more apparent on the holiday - such as the order of the hotels, which were each perfect for that moment.

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    S and RD, Bhutan, 2015