I can't tell you how close we were to canceling our Kenya trip after the Nairobi market bombings. But we decided to continue our trip with our 5 kids ranging from 4-21 anyways. We are so glad we did! Giraffe Manor is on the outskirts of Nairobi in a more suburban area of Karen, so after a hour long taxi ride, we were pleased to be out of the chaotic part of the city. The manor is beautiful and well-maintained. We had a room in the original house and also in the new addition (you would never know it was brand new- they did an amazing job of recreating the original feel) The staff was so friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and plentiful. Even our sometimes-picky 4 year old loved it. But one of the best things about our stay was how safe and at home we felt. We didn't even lock our rooms!! .....and, of course, you can't forget the giraffes and the funny warthogs. What an experience! We loved our time at Giraffe Manor.
The only "complaint" I would have is the toilets. They were really difficult to flush. I'm sure housekeeping would agree :)
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