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GIRAFFE MANOR

Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

 If you are not too busy feeding our resident herd of endangered Rothchild giraffes, you’ll find plenty to do during your stay. In addition to our top five things to do, you can choose to visit the acclaimed Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry, Kazuri Beads which sells locally-made jewellery or the Marula Studios innovative crafts complex. Entrance fees to local attractions are additional. 

SHARE BREAKFAST WITH A GIRAFFE DURING YOUR STAY AT GIRAFFE MANOR*
TAKE A GUIDED WALK IN THE SANCTUARY, OR STROLL ACROSS THE LAWN TO THE AFEW GIRAFFE CENTRE
MEET, FEED AND ADOPT A BABY ELEPHANT AT THE THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SETTLERS AT THE KAREN BLIXEN AND NAIROBI MUSEUMS
ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA ON THE TERRACE AS THE SUN SETS BEHIND THE NGONG HILLS
*The giraffe at Giraffe Manor are wild and therefore we cannot guarantee interaction with them at any given time.

VIEW OUR ROOMS

The hotel’s 12 rooms each have their own distinct personality, elegant furnishings and art deco features. 

Main Manor (original 1930’s manor house)

Daisy’s Room (superior room). Has a roof terrace overlooking the back gardens from the main manor. Two large single beds with an en-suite bathroom and shower.

Jock’s Room (superior room). A front facing room with twin queen size beds, an in-room fireplace and en-suite with a shower and bath.

Marlon’s Room (standard room). This is a very small double or twin room with a small en-suite with shower. Marlon is ideal for guests who are not put off by compact spaces.

Betty’s Room (superior room). A front facing room with a roof terrace. Has a double bed, in-room fireplace and en-suite with an original art deco bathroom with bath and shower.

Lynn’s Room (standard room). This small, en-suite double room is located at the back of the main manor.

Karen Blixen Suite (superior suite). Accessed from the courtyard garden this suite is on the ground floor. The large room has a double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds (suitable for children under 12 years). The en-suite bathroom has both a shower and bath. This suite is accessible for wheelchair users.

The Garden Manor (a smaller replica of the original manor)*

Edd’s Room (Superior Room). This double room is located on the ground floor with its own veranda. The room is en-suite with a bath and shower and it also has a day bed that can fit a child less than 12 years.

Salma’s Room (superior room). This is a twin room with its own private balcony overlooking the famous breakfast room.

Helen’s Room (superior room). This is a double or twin room with an en-suite with a shower and bath. Salma has a day bed that can fit a child less than 12 years.

Kelly’s Room (superior Room). This is a triple room with either three single beds or one double bed and one single bed. This room is en-suite with a shower and bath.

Arlene’s Room (superior room). This double room has an en-suite with a bath and shower.

Finch Hatton Suite (superior suite). This room can be accessed from the ground floor beside the dining room. It has a double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds, in-room fireplace, en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bath.

* The Garden Manor is allocated specifically for guests that are using more than one of our properties a booking)

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Linet Okemo
Linet OkemoAssistant General Manager, Giraffe Manor
Tony Levi
Tony LeviDuty Manager, Giraffe Manor
Eddie Mwiya
Eddie MwiyaHead Waiter, Giraffe Manor
David Kisevu
David KisevuHead Chef, Giraffe Manor

OUR SERVICES

All guests enjoy full-board during their stay,which includes all meals and most drinks (house wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, excluding champagne and specially imported wines and spirits). Complimentary chauffeured vehicles are available for sightseeing, however guests may need to share vehicles depending on demand and availability.

AT A GLANCE

  • CHILDREN ARE WELCOME

  • GUEST SIGHTSEEING VEHICLE AVAILABLE

  • FREE WIFI

  • MASSAGE THERAPIST ON SITE

  • 10 ROOMS / 25 GUESTS
  • WHEELCHAIR ACCESS KAREN BLIXEN SUITE
  • MOST DRINKS INCLUDED
  • FULL BOARD

WHEN TO GO

At 5,889ft above sea level, Nairobi is cool at night and warm in the day, with two rainy seasons March to May and mid-October to December. Situated close to the equator, seasonal differences are minimal, however in June, July and August, temperatures can be as low as 35˚F / 2˚C. As global weather patterns become less predictable, be prepared for all seasons. Giraffe Manor closes in May for maintenance.

EXPLORE GIRAFFE MANOR

Take a virtual tour. Feed the Giraffe. Tick it off your bucket list. Exceed your expectations. Interact. Talk. Share. We like your conversation. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. Follow us. Explore #GiraffeManor.

FOR INFORMATION OR TO STAY AT GIRAFFE MANOR, CALL
+254 731 914 732 OR

SPECIAL OFFERS, SEASONAL RATES AND A FULL LIST OF WHAT’S INCLUDED

EXPERIENCE EAST AFRICA

If you are thinking of staying at Giraffe Manor and want to explore further a-field, our recommended itineraries, which include Giraffe Manor, could be just what you are looking for. Or talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary just for you.

VIRUNGA GORILLA EXPLORATION

WEEK OF WILD ADVENTURE

MIGRATION EXTRAVAGANZA

BEACH & BUSH

EXPLORE OUR LODGES

The Safari Collection owns and operates a portfolio of luxury boutique camps and lodges in Kenya’s finest locations. By choosing to stay at one or more of our properties, you can explore the diverse landscape and culture that Kenya has to offer.

GIRAFFE MANOR

NAIROBI

SALA’S CAMP

MAASAI MARA

SASAAB

SAMBURU

SOLIO LODGE

LAIKIPIA

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