After having a very exciting stay in the Mara and then arriving at Giraffe Manor, I was wondering if our trip could get any better and yes it did. Our driver, Julius, found us with ease at the airport and we had a hearty welcome from Giles, the manager, as the news of my birthday and our marriage at Sala's Camp had travelled through to Giraffe Manor which was totally unexpected. Giles gave us a tour of the facilities and then to our room where a bottle of bubbly was waiting for us, we were so spoilt and it was a lovely surprise. I thought that things would be a bit stiff at the hotel but not, the staff were all lovely and friendly and the atmosphere on the terrace certainly relaxes when the G&T's are served and the giraffes arrive. I had seen a program years ago with Joanna Lumley at Giraffe Manor and it had been on my bucket list and it certainly lived up to my dreams and expectations. The food as per Solio and Sala's Camp was fantastic, healthy and light which we enjoy, the service and facilities exceptional. It was so exciting to wake up in the morning and have a giraffe put its head into the window of your bedroom and then share breakfast with them. Thank you to Giles and the staff at GM for making our stay so memorable, it really is the perfect place to end a safari before a long flight back to Cape Town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi