Giraffe Manor

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Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, is a luxury boutique hotel built back in the 1930s. Modelled after a Scottish stately home for European royals and nobility to spend their summers, the ivy-clad Manor has maintained its glorious periodic charm throughout the years.

Home to other interesting characters such as warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik and more than 180 species of birds, this unique holiday retreat offers striking views of the Ngong hills and is nestled at the heart of the Kenyan bush, in the Nairobi suburb of Lang’ata. This exclusive manor is furbished with 10 en-suite luxury bedrooms, including a honeymoon master bedroom and a family suite which is also suitable for wheelchair users. The rooms are inspired by the Manor’s long history and feature large four poster beds and antique furnishings.

By the time you leave the manor, you will know each of the resident Rothchild Giraffes intimately and by name – the giraffes are known to poke their heads through the window whilst you enjoy your breakfast in the mornings, eat out of your hands and even give you endless slobbering kisses on the front terrace! Add to this enchanting experience, great organic seasonal food, all-round homey comforts of cozy spaces, non-stop bar service and a kitchen you can visit for a tête-à-tête with the chef and you’ll have the perfect luxurious getaway with an unforgettable wild life twist.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Nairobi into a greater Kenya and African holiday. Take a look at Classic Kenya as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Giraffe Manor Information

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 furbished 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 accomodate 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.


- Free wifi (in study)
- Dining: Kitchen, 1 bar


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.

Giraffe Manor Price Guide

3 out of 5

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