Helen-the-giraffe was born in front of the manor on 1st August 2009 but sadly passed away in May 2015. The daughter of Daisy II, she was a natural leader, but could also be extremely naughty! Helen was named after a Catholic sister who was a friend of Betty Leslie-Melville – the lady who bought the manor with her husband Jock in the 1970s and began the giraffe breeding programme. Sister Helen was based in Tanzania and was responsible for bringing Betty to Africa for the first time.
At 43 square-metres, this large corner room in the Garden Manor is one of the most spacious and is often visited by hungry giraffes looking for treats in the morning. Guests who stay here are most welcome to feed them from Helen’s windows before breakfast.
The room has two four-poster beds which can be put together to make a large double bed or separated for two singles. The room is large enough to accommodate a small extra bed for a child or baby cot if required upon request. The en-suite facilities consist of twin sinks, a bathtub and shower.
Helen’s room has west-facing views towards the Ngong Hills as well as southward views over the giraffe sanctuary and forest. On a very clear day, guests might even glimpse Mount Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak in the distance from this room.