I stayed for one night in November 2013. My room was Betty room, the room with balcony and a cozy fire place.
Staff picked me up at the hotel where stayed on previous day and got the manor around 11am.
You don't have to drink yourself or be at the airport for transportation.
With guide of staff, I walked to Giraffe Centre and was able feed giraffes. Actually, the place is connected with Giraffe Centre and giraffes are freely walk around. Or if giraffes saw people at the manor, giraffes come very close to people.
I saw giraffes during my lunch and sipping wine with giraffes coming around was unforgettable. I almost forgot that I was in the capital of Kenya! It was like I stayed and had a lunch at the center of savanna.
After lunch and before sunset, I had opportunities to interact with giraffes. The giraffe was only for me! I didn't have to share with other guests like I experienced at Giraffe Center. Giraffe Center is for everyone and educational place for pupils, so you have to share the moment with someone. But interacting with giraffes at the manor is just for you! Unbelievable experience to monopolize giraffes.
Although I was solo traveler, the place was very comfortable and every staff was friendly. I didn't experience any uncomfortable situation. Lunch and dinner were excellent. My flight was early and I was giving up to have breakfast with giraffes. But thanks to staff! They prepare breakfast for me at 6am and I still could interact with giraffes until I left the place.
I really want to go back to this place again!
- 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