ABOUT GIRAFFE MANOR

OUR HISTORY

Built in 1932, Giraffe Manor is the oldest of The Safari Collection’s properties and was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. The elegant long legged giraffes have roamed its lawns since the 1970s when Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville first adopted an orphaned Rothschild’s giraffe called Daisy. Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley bought the manor in April 2009. Since then it has become a globally recognised hotel.

Having grown up in the neighbourhood, Giraffe Manor has always played a significant role in Tanya Carr-Hartley’s life. As a child, she rode through the grounds on horseback and would occasionally have a cup of tea with Betty before returning home. Tanya recalls that the horses did not like the smell of giraffe, so it was always a quick one! To own Giraffe Manor was something of a childhood dream and in April 2009, this dream came true when The Safari Collection’s flagship property was added to their portfolio.

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

  • FREE WIFI
  • 12 ROOMS / 29 GUESTS
  • FULL BOARD
  • MOST DRINKS INCLUDED
  • CHILDREN ARE WELCOME
  • MASSAGE THERAPIST ON SITE
  • EDD & LYNN
  • SIGHTSEEING VEHICLE AVAILABLE

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.

SHOP OUR COLLECTION

At home or in the bush, we’ve lovingly chosen our favourite Giraffe Manor items.

MEET OUR TEAM

Tony Levi
Tony LeviAssistant General Manager, Giraffe Manor
Linet Okemo-Muhungi
Linet Okemo-MuhungiDuty Manager & HR, Giraffe Manor
Francis Mwilu
Francis MwiluHead Waiter, Giraffe Manor
David Kisevu
David KisevuHead Chef, Giraffe Manor

A Bucket list experience

‘Tea on the lawn in the company of a wild herd of giraffes who come up from the forest sanctuary for treats, is an experience that one will never forget… From our window we could see if the giraffe had arrived for breakfast. A top tip would be to dress well for breakfast, the photos will stay with you forever.’ 

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Asher M, Spain

Once in a lifetime stay

‘An amazing two days! Period charm just 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Impeccable service, delicious food, amazing surroundings… and breakfast with Giraffes of course! A wonderful, once in a lifetime experience.’ 

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DanHelen2012, Tring

All you’ve ever read and more

‘You’ve probably seen this on the TV or at least read many of the reviews below. Let me tell you that they’re exactly right. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that, should you be lucky enough to have the cash, you should definitely try…’ 

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Ken L, Glasgow, United Kingdom