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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor


Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya is famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, is a luxury boutique hotel built in the 1930s which has maintained its glorious periodic charm throughout the years.

This exclusive manor is furbished with 10 en-suite luxury bedrooms, including a honeymoon master bedroom and a family suite. The rooms are inspired by the Manor’s long history and feature large four-poster beds and antique furnishings.

Breakfast and lunch are served in chandelier-decorated room with vast windows, and dinner takes place in a candle-lit wood-panelled drawing room. There is also a spa and a shop selling arts and crafts.

By the time you leave Giraffe Manor, you’ll know each of the resident Rothchild Giraffes by name – the giraffes are known to poke their heads through the window whilst you enjoy your breakfast, eat out of your hands and give you slobbering kisses on the front terrace!

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Location & Getting There

Giraffe Manor is nestled at the heart of the Kenyan bush, in the Nairobi suburb of Lang’ata, a 20-minute drive from Nairobi International Airport as well as Wilson Domestic Airport.


This exclusive manor is furnished with 10 ensuite luxury bedrooms, each with a unique name and themed decor. Betty's room features roof terrace and in-room fireplace; Daisy's room features two large single beds with overhead canopies and a roof terrace; Jock's room consists of twin queen size beds facing the main manor; Marlon's room has twin beds with stunning green silk covers; Lynn's room is a double bedroom located at the back of the main manor; Karen Blixen suite is a room located on the ground floor with double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom; Finch Hatton suite comprises of the same amenities as the Karen Blixen, with an additional bed to accommodate a third child; Arlene's room is located upstairs in the Garden Manor; Kelly's room boasts three single beds; Helen's room is a superior double or twin room located upstairs in the Garden Manor.


Guests are able to interact intimately with the Rothchild Giraffes at the front terrace every morning, with them poking their heads through the window at breakfast, eating out of guests' hands and giving endless slobbering kisses. Other activities include sightseeing around the Langata area, excursions to Daphne Sheldrik Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads, Matt Bronze and Marula Studios.


Babysitting can be arranged on request and children’s meal times can be arranged with the hotel.

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Why we recommend Giraffe Manor

This is a glorious property in Nairobi in Kenya, made famous by the fact that guests can hang out with the resident herd of Rothschild giraffes that delight in sticking their necks through the windows to be fed treats. Girraffe Manor is set in a 1930s manor house which retains the style and feel of its former days, so you feel like you’re staying at a friend’s property. It may not have a pool and gym, but the giraffes more than make up for it.

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