The Retreat at Giraffe Manor is Nairobi’s ultimate daytime hang out. Tranquil. Luxurious. Close to nature. Within easy reach of both Nairobi airports yet oozing a laid back ‘safari’ vibe. Ease into your Kenyan adventure or linger a moment longer before flying back to reality.

We can’t guarantee a giraffe will visit you as you swim, but you might get lucky!

Transfer days can be chaotic. Early arrivals and late departures often fall outside of check-in times, which can leave you hanging around with luggage and time to kill. The Retreat presents a golden opportunity to transform these days into an unforgettable part of your safari experience. Here’s why:

1. Safari vibe
Green, serene and filled with wildlife. The Retreat environment allows you to feel at one with nature yet remain within a stone’s throw away from Nairobi’s best activities, shopping and airports. Relax with views of giraffes browsing in the distance and warthogs grazing. Listen to birdsong. Stroll across the lawn to visit the AFEW Giraffe Centre (free for guests of The Retreat). Pop down the road for some local souvenir shopping or gallery viewing. Ease into (or out of) safari mode with space to breathe.

Enjoy breakfast looking out over the giraffe sanctuary with our Early Bird Package

2. Exclusivity
Designed and built specifically for guests of Giraffe Manor and The Safari Collection circuit, The Retreat is exclusive by its very nature. It’s perfect for the conscious traveller eager not to meet too many people and those seeking a calm environment. Think of it as a day room experience that’s not unlike staying in a luxury wilderness destination, yet with the added benefits of being on the doorstep of Nairobi’s attractions and airports.

Al fresco dining in nature

3. Farm to fork
The Retreat restaurant, Daisy’s, is an experience in itself. If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to hang out anywhere else in town.

Daisy’s Restaurant and Bar

Catering for all different types of dietary requirements, our chefs use only the freshest of locally sourced ingredients, much of which is grown organically in the veggie garden right outside the kitchen! There’s an array of mouth-watering, healthy and yummy options that you won’t find anywhere else in town with dayroom options too.

Homegrown ingredients

Yummy bowls of goodness

4. Wonderful wellness
Designed specifically for serenity and safari zen, our wellness experience will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for onward travel (or not wanting to leave!) Two spacious, purpose-built spa rooms have expert therapists on hand and an array of indulgent pampering options to choose from. Spend time in our sauna, steam room and hot tub, or work out in the fully equipped gym which looks over a beautiful swimming pool. All Day Room bookings currently receive a complimentary massage so you can unwind on us.

Hot tub time

Gym and pool view

5. Flexibility
Our four spacious day rooms are very special. Flooded with natural light, exquisitely designed and decorated with a quirky flair, they provide everything you might need for a day in Nairobi, from homemade snacks to king-sized beds, desks, Wi-Fi, tranquil views, giant showers and bathtubs.

Lily’s Day Room

But if you don’t need the luxury of an entire private suite, you can still hang out at The Retreat with our flexible options. Our Retreat Pass and Early Bird Package give access to all the wonderful facilities and restaurant without the dayroom. There’s a great all-inclusive supplement for those who prefer to have our delicious meal and drink selection included. At four weeks out, The Retreat is also available for guests not staying at another of our properties, perfect for last minute travellers.

Comfy lounge area to enjoy a drink or two

We can’t wait for you to experience The Retreat at Giraffe Manor. Get in touch with our team today who are waiting to help you book: info@thesafaricollection.com.