One of the most desirable accommodation destinations in Kenya, the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, owned by The Safari Collection and is a colonial-era mansion reminiscent of the colonial days. Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris.
Within easy reach of popular attractions, this unique hotel accommodates a small group of guests in a truly romantic setting where they are bound to enjoy the overall ambiance, the exciting culinary experience, and extremely hospitable service. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces, and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.
However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.
Seeing one of the country’s most iconic building, the Giraffe Manor, located within almost 57 hectares of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi is one of the reasons many people plan a holiday to Kenya.
This small manor-turned-hotel is surrounded by some of the most beautiful, endangered creatures in the world – Rothschild giraffes. Built-in 1932 and opened as a hotel in 1984, the building offers guests the lifetime opportunity to hang out with long-necked mammalian friends.
These giraffes pay a visit to the manor almost every morning and evening, poking their heads into the windows to look for something to eat. Fortunately, the manor provides guests with snacks to feed the giraffes right from the breakfast or dining table. Guests can also take photos with these with the giraffes and interact with them.
Right after, the animals head back to their home in the nearby woodlands.