Experience an extraordinary breakfast at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi Kenya. The Giraffe Manor in Nairobi is an exclusive boutique hotel that offers accommodation to tourists in Kenya and is famous for its unforgettable breakfast which travelers enjoy in the presence of the Giraffes. This manor is a place to be for a unique meal and experience during your Kenya safari. Enjoy up-close and personal interactions with giraffes and create a truly unforgettable experience in Kenya.
The manor itself is a beautifully preserved 1930s colonial-style building, set within 12 acres of private land. Its most remarkable feature is the resident herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, who freely roam the grounds and often visit the manor itself.
Giraffe Manor is home to a resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. These fascinating creatures often visit in the morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat. Afterward, they retreat to their forest sanctuary. The Rothschild’s giraffe species was once highly endangered, but thanks to Giraffe Manor’s breeding program, their numbers have successfully increased in the wild. You can book Giraffe Manor for the night or as part of a tailor-made Kenya safari with Acacia Safaris Limited.
Guests have the rare opportunity to hand-feed these majestic creatures from the windows and balconies of the manor, creating incredible photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime.
The historic Giraffe Manor is a mansion located in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, a wealthy Scottish entrepreneur, the manor was originally intended as a family residence. However, in the 1960s, it was converted into a hotel to promote wildlife conservation and education.
Over the years, Giraffe Manor has played host to numerous notable guests, including British Royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and high-profile international politicians. In 1984, the hotel was acquired by the Safari Collection, a luxury travel company specializing in wildlife experiences.
Feeding giraffes at Giraffe Manor is an amazing and unique experience. These giraffes are gentle animals that are accustomed to interacting with people. One of the highlights of visiting Giraffe Manor is the opportunity to feed these majestic creatures from the comfort of your room or the terrace. You can feed them during breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They will poke their long necks through the windows of the manor and greedily munch on the pellets given to them.
At the manor, guests can learn more about the giraffes, their behavior, and the conservation efforts devoted to ensuring their survival. Visitors can also take part in activities such as guided nature walks or visit the nearby Elephant Sanctuary. Feeding giraffes at Giraffe Manor is an unforgettable encounter that will leave a lasting impression on a visitor’s African adventure.
In addition to the giraffes, guests at Giraffe Manor can also enjoy the beautiful gardens, which are home to a variety of other wildlife species such as warthogs and a wide array of birdlife. The Giraffe Manor also offers various activities and excursions, including visits to the nearby Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants.
If you take a walk across the front lawn of the house, you will find yourself at AFEW Giraffe Centre. This center was founded in 1979 with a mission to educate school children about Kenya’s incredible wildlife and environment, while also running a breeding program for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Every guest of Giraffe Manor is required to donate to AFEW, which goes towards their wildlife conservation projects all over the country. At the Giraffe Centre, visitors can get extremely up close and personal with the world’s tallest species! On the feeding platform, the giraffes love to interact with visitors, reaching out with their long, inquisitive tongues in the hope of a treat. Seeing their mascara-like eyelashes from just inches away, feeling the roughness of their dark tongues, and witnessing their different personalities are fascinating.
Croquet and boules are perfect activities to enjoy while waiting for the giraffes to finish browsing in the sanctuary. The lush lawns provide an ideal location for a leisurely game of croquet and there is also a purpose-built boules pit located next to the Orchid House. The friendly team members at the manor are always ready to assist you in setting up either game.
For those who enjoy chess, Giraffe Manor has a handmade chess board in the manor sitting room featuring giraffes as Bishops, and lions, cheetahs, zebras, and rhinos in place of the traditional figures.
The other popular things to do at the manor include; Visiting the Orchid house, Spa treatment, and a visit to the cafe among others. You can combine your stay at Giraffe Manor with an extraordinary visit to some of the top destinations within Nairobi like Nairobi National Park.
Accommodations at Giraffe Manor are both elegant and comfortable. The manor offers individually decorated rooms and suites, capturing the ambiance of its rich history. Each room is named after a giraffe that frequently visits the property. The rooms are well-appointed, providing modern amenities while still maintaining the charm and character of the manor.
Giraffe Manor booking can be done well in advance. We guarantee you an excellent blend of conservation and hospitality during your visit. Contact Acacia Safaris for your Kenya safari adventure.
The Manor offers room rates starting at US$ 875 per night for each adult sharing and US$ 605 per night for each child sharing. The rates vary according to the type of room and the number/age of guests. For children between the ages of two and 11, child rates apply. 12 years old, guests are charged the adult rate.
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