Modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge, Kenya's Giraffe Manor provides a truly unique experience, allowing you to feed giraffes from your bedroom window.
Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic historical buildings dating back to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa. Whilst the building itself resonates with the past, very much present is the manor’s free roaming herd of Rothschild giraffe who tend to visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sniff out the giraffe pellets which are left in each room before venturing out into their large 140-acre sanctuary.
The manor helps to protect the giraffes with the aim of expanding the endangered Rothschild gene pool, and are slowly reintroducing them back into the wild. The giraffes poke their heads through the large windows of the breakfast room and guest rooms, allowing you to feed the giraffes the pellets that the hotel provides you with. Despite its name, the giraffe isn't the only animal roaming the area. Warthogs are also known to enter the manor grounds, serving as a lawnmower for the grass and looking to scavenge for any leftover giraffe treats. When not entertaining the giraffe, guests can relax in the sumptuous surroundings and lush gardens.
The friendly expert staff (who know all of the individual giraffes’ names and personality traits) guide all the guests on how they can safely interact with the giant creatures and avoid any unpredictable behaviour. These frequent and remarkable close encounters with the giraffes has attracted the interest of celebrities from around the world. Mick Jagger, Richard Branson and Ewan McGregor have all enjoyed stays at the manor.
The hotel sits next to Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre, which protects the Rothschild giraffes and also allows you to feed them. However, you will also get the opportunity to see some of the other amazing animals that reside in Kenya. The Gogo River Bird Sanctuary is also nearby to the manor, as well as the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and the Nairobi National Park. These give you the opportunity to see and learn about a wide range of animals, including lions, elephants, zebras and wildebeests.
A truly unique hotel where one can have breakfast whilst the resident giraffes pop their heads through the windows of this historic house. Giraffe Manor is a one off and a very popular options for families in Nairobi.
Enjoy breakfast with the resident giraffe and have them eat straight off your plate!
High tea is also a staple at the Manor, and the on-site restaurant serves up delicious cuisine. Alternatively Nairobi has some great restaurants which are only a short drive away.
There are ten rooms on offer, each is individullay decorated and designed.
The Karen Blixen suite has disabled access and is also a family suite, with a mezzanine level with two twin beds.
The Finch Hatton suite is ideal for families too as it also has a mezzanine level and room to accommodate another extra bed.
Very family friendly with two dedicated family rooms and a babysitting service.
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