Location: Langata, Nairobi, central Kenya
No of rooms: 6 in the main house with one ‘Karen Blixen’ family suite
Style: Old colonial house set in beautiful grounds with views of the Ngong Hills (if you can see past the giraffe on the lawn)
Highlights: Feeding the endangered tame ‘Rotschild Giraffe’, and the tame wharthogs
Dining: Eat separately in the dining room apart from dinner in the main dining room
Giraffe Manor was made famous by the Lesley-Melvilles who took Rotschild giraffe out of a private wild herd, to ensure they weren’t extinct – an old colonial English style house, with manicured lawns, trampled by the now successful herds of Rotschild giraffe and their friends the wharthogs. At Giraffe Manor if you leave the window open you will definitely end up with a giraffe peering at you as you wake up, or with it’s head in your salad bowl – feeding the giraffe through the windows and on the lawn is an absolute highlight. The house itself is decorated in old English style and is comfortable and elegant, with exceptional food.
NEW FOR 2021 – The Retreat at Giraffe Manor. Available to anyone who stays at Giraffe Manor, this luxury new spa retreat will be opening its doors in August 2021. Full to the brim with exquisite wellness experiences, fully equipped with a spa, gym, sauna, steam room and hot tub, a day room to relax and refresh before journeying on and last but not least, a huge 21 meter infinity pool overlooking the same forested sanctuary the giraffes roam within – you may have one perhaps come and have a nosy at the end of the pool, if your lucky!Show Less