BETTY’S ROOM

Betty-the-giraffe was born in 2000 and came to Giraffe Manor, in 2002. She is one of the smallest and prettiest giraffes here but she is also the shyest. Betty is named after Betty Leslie-Melville, otherwise known as “The Giraffe Lady”. Betty Leslie-Melville and her husband Jock purchased the manor in the 1970s and she always said that the purchase of the stately home in a leafy suburb of Nairobi changed her life. The same week that the couple moved in to the manor, they learned about the plight of the Rothschild Giraffe and decided to do whatever they could to conserve them. Today, the breeding & conservation program that continues on the grounds of the manor remains Betty’s legacy.

In the room named after Betty, you will find Betty’s portrait hanging on the wall. It is a lovely, 32 square-metre south-facing room in the original manor house which was built in 1932. It has a king-size bed, fireplace and adjoining balcony from which the giraffes can be fed. The en-suite bathroom remains to this day in its original, quirky Art Deco style. We have opted not to modernize it as we prefer to embrace the period feel and protect the heritage of the building since so few tributes to Kenya’s past architecture remain.

This room cannot be made into a twin and is therefore ideal for couples

KEY FACTS

  • Located in the Main Manor

  • Footprint of 24 m²

  • King-size bed (possible to add a baby cot)

  • Access to feed giraffes from front window and balcony

  • Original art deco bathroom with bathtub and shower

  • In-room fireplace

  • Balcony

  • US$ 795 per person sharing

BETTY’S ROOM

IN-ROOM AMENITIES

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Coffee/Tea machine

  • Hair dryer

  • In-room safe

  • Mosquito nets

  • Handmade Kenyan toiletries

  • Dressing gowns

  • Laundry is included

DISCOVER OUR ROOMS

KAREN BLIXEN SUITE*
BETTY SUPERIOR ROOM*
DAISY SUPERIOR ROOM*
JOCK SUPERIOR ROOM*
MARLON SUPERIOR ROOM*
LYNN SUPERIOR ROOM*
FINCH HATTON SUITE**
HELEN SUPERIOR ROOM**
KELLY SUPERIOR ROOM**
ARLENE SUPERIOR ROOM**
SALMA SUPERIOR ROOM**
EDD SUPERIOR ROOM**

* Room in main Manor House    ** Room in adjacent Garden Manor

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