Giraffe Manor – Kenya

 

General

Giraffe Manor is a peaceful retreat to start or end a safari in East Africa and has become an icon of Nairobi’s historical landscape.

Located in the leafy suburbs of Langata on a 140 acre sanctuary, Giraffe Manor offers a unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are of the endangered Rothschild’s species.

Close up encounters with the semi-habituated giraffe as they put their heads through the windows at breakfast creates an unforgettable memory for guests. The inquisitive giraffe are always keen to be hand fed!

The Garden Manor is the newer part of Giraffe Manor built in 2011. The Garden Manor was created to provide accommodation exclusively for guests of our collection, so that the main house can be kept as open and accessible to all. Our resident giraffes regularly enjoy visiting both parts of the manor for treats. This means that you can book the Garden Manor if you are also booking another one of our properties for the same group.

The most unique breakfast

Share your breakfast with the giraffe popping their heads through the window.

AFEW Giraffe Centre

Included in your stay at the manor is access to the AFEW Giraffe Centre, which is a gentle stroll across the front lawn of the house. The centre has some interesting background information on the rare Rothschild’s giraffes and also a small nature trail that can be good for stretching your legs.

Adopt an Elephant

Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi where you can adopt a baby elephant and see them feed from a bottle. You can adopt an elephant for US$ 50 (for two people), which allows you to visit them at 5:00 pm where you’ll see your baby put to bed. Alternatively, you can go at 11:00 am when the orphanage is open to the general public for a US$ 7 donation. Both experiences are very special. Transfers from Giraffe Manor are included at no extra cost.

Karen Blixen and Nairobi National Museum

Visit the Nairobi National Museum for an education in Kenya’s wonderfully rich heritage. Afterwards, you can enjoy the museum’s botanical gardens and something to eat or drink from the restaurant. This activity takes up half a day. Transfers can be included in a half day hire of a vehicle and driver. Five hours costs US$ 180 – for anything less than five hours please ask for a quote as we can be flexible. An entry fee of KES 1200 or US$ 14 is payable directly to the museum. Open 8.30am to 7.30pm.

Treatment room

Our treatment room offers a selection of massage and beauty treatments designed to restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away your stresses.

Painting in the orchid house

For the creative lot, head to the orchid house and make use of our easel, canvas and paints.

Croquet and boules

Boules and croquet are on hand at Giraffe Manor and kids can dodge the resident warthogs while challenging each other to a few rounds of these classic garden games.

Chess

Snuggle up inside next to the fire in the evening and sip on a zingy dawa whilst settling down for a game of chess.

 

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