• Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

    Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

    Breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

    © RobinMoore

  • Garden terrace at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

    Garden terrace at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

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Giraffe Manor

The country house in Nairobi where you can breakfast with giraffes!

Nairobi Kenya

  • Imposing luxury manor house in 12 acres
  • Share breakfast with Rothschild giraffes
  • Guided and self-guided walks
  • Visit the adjacent Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Manor is the only place in the world where you can feed a giraffe from your breakfast table or even from your bedroom window.

Giraffe Manor was built in the 1930s, modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. It was converted into a hotel in 1984 and today this fine building has 12 ensuite guest rooms and is an excellent base from which to explore the city and surrounding areas.

The manor is set in 12 acres of private grounds within 140 acres of indigenous forest, home to a variety of animal life including bushbuck, dik diks and warthogs plus some 180 species of birds. There are forest trails that guests can explore at their leisure. Guided walks are also available. The manor is well known for its herd of Rothschild Giraffe, who patrol the gardens and greet the guests. The herd are the offspring of two young giraffes, rescued by the manor's owners in the 1970s, who created AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) and the hotel still supports this organisation.

From the moment you enter the 2-storey entrance hall with its immaculate furnishings, you sense the elegance and grandeur of the manor. The 10 double bedrooms have antique furniture and are decorated with works of art. They also have internet access. Bathrooms are spacious and well equipped. The Karen Blixen suite is ideal for families and has direct access to the courtyard.

Delicious breakfasts comprising homemade muesli, fresh tea and coffee and baked muffins prepare guests for their bus day sightseeing or simply relaxing in the gardens. Giraffe Manor serves 3 course lunches and dinners. There is a sightseeting vehicle and driver at guests' disposal for local excursions to places such as the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

This was a dream come true. Yes, it's expensive, but where else in the world can you have breakfast with a giraffe?!

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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is an elegant country house just 13 miles from Nairobi city centre, set in 12 acres with its own herd of Rothschild giraffes.

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