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Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately facade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen. However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Full body massage
24-hour security
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Shuttle bus service
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Private balcony
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I am startled that anyone could visit Giraffe Manor and find things to complain about. In order to stay here you need to be fortunate enough to have a spare $1000 or so for the accommodation, unlike the 70,000 souls living in the Kibera slum a mere 20 minutes drive away. Giraffes are so unique and strangely built that their very existence is improbable. Where else on earth can you wake in the morning to a friendly giraffe at the window. You are allowed to pat and feed these magnificent creatures while the delightful staff run around looking after the guests very well indeed. Yet... there are complaints about the furnishings being out of date, a chip in the crockery for heavens sake. Seriously, just don't listen to them. This was the best day of my life.
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My wife and I stopped here for the first part of our honeymoon on March 2018. It was a surreal experience. First, the manor is beautiful and well decorated. It feels like you stepped back in time. Unfortunately, we booked our stay quite late so they only had a room in the garden manor available. We were worried our experience wasn't going to be as good as if we stayed in the main manor but it was outstanding! The staff really know what they are doing in terms of taking pictures. You are in great hands. We stayed 2 nights because we go in late in the afternoon so we wanted to make sure got ample time with the giraffes. The food was also fantastic. If you can get in, go!
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We ended our safari at Giraffe Manor- we were pretty excited to get there after booking 2+ years in advance. The lodge is beautiful, we stayed in Betty's room which was very comfortable. We were very lucky to be greeted by Ed every morning around 5:30. We thought the food was delicious and loved the idea of a self-serve bar. While we enjoyed our stay, we did find the environment very k-otic and it took away from the experience. Everyone that has arrived at Giraffe Manor has paid a pretty penny to stay there and interact with the Giraffes and of course, get some pictures- that's what it's all about. However, there are guests that come there and literally take over-its almost like watching a bunch of kids run around but their adults. While we were there, people were making 3 outfit changes for the same photo- while this is great, it puts the attention on them the whole time and has the staff running around like crazy and the other guests are not given as many opportunities. . Take your picture- heck its what you paid for- but also take in the moment and enjoy yourself- you don't need 4000 photos for a few Instagram posts. Breakfast with the giraffes is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm sure glad we got to experience it. Lily is the sweetest thing! Kate & Dan Canada
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Spent a single night at Giraffe Manor following a 4 day safari, as a 21st birthday present for our daughter. Amazing place that more than matched expectations. Staff were excellent, food was delicious and the whole giraffe experience was amazing including early morning feed (06.00) from our balcony and sharing breakfast. A must for any visit to Nairobi 👍
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The end of a wonderful safari trip to Africa. Giraffe Manor was the icing on the cake. This trip has been on my bucket list for many years. After staying at tent camps with Game Watchers (witch we loved too). This was a charming place to end the trip. What interesting fun time with the beautiful giraffes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giraffe Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Giraffe Manor?
Nearby attractions include David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (2.0 miles), Escape Room Kenya (4.6 miles), and Giraffe Centre (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Giraffe Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Giraffe Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giraffe Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Talisman Restaurant, Tamarind Restaurant, and Tamambo Karen Blixen.
Does Giraffe Manor have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giraffe Manor offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Giraffe Manor?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (3.0 miles).
Does Giraffe Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.