Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of pristine indigenous forest in Nairobi. An elegant, personally-hosted, small and exclusive hotel, it is famous for its resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffe. As it was originally built in the 1930s as a private home, the manor has a personality of its own with all the rooms being individually decorated and differently proportioned.
Giraffe Manor was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge and now has twelve bedrooms split between the main Manor house and Garden House, all with en-suite bathrooms and some with a shower only or bath only. One of these rooms, the Karen Blixen Suite, is suitable for families as it has a mezzanine floor with twin beds.
Guests gather in the drawing room before dinner for drinks. However, breakfast is the highlight of any stay here when the giraffe pop their heads through the dining room window to see what is on offer. Guests will also find a pot of giraffe nuts in their bedroom in case they wish to entertain any very tall visitors through their window.
Giraffe Manor is also home to many characters including warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik and more than 180 species of birds and has a striking view of the Ngong hills.
There are fantastic local excursions from Giraffe Manor, visiting either the Karen Blixen Museum or the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.