Giraffe Manor 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. Today it is still popular with visitors on a masai mara safari or a Kenya safari holiday.
The hotel is located less than 12 miles from the Nairobi’s city center and 18 miles from JKI Airport, the hotel maintains much of the original 1932 design while offering you all of the modern amenities you require for your stay.
With its stately façade, 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’s 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.
In 2017, Giraffe Manor added two rooms to its intimate collection. Edd is located on the ground floor while Salma is located on the upper floor. When you are not feeding the giraffes or reveling in the breathtaking views of the Ngong Hills from your room, you can pursue delectable meal selections for your gastronomical pleasure. Each morning you join other guests for breakfast in the sun room, where you are once again delighted by the presence of the giraffes. Weather permitting, lunch may be served outdoors, and as the evening draws close, cocktails are served around a cozy fire.
Dinner is a splendid occasion at Giraffe Manor with cuisine that represents a fusion of traditional and international ingredients that are perfectly blended to satisfy your appetite. Additionally, every honeymooner and couple’s dream holiday in Africa is exceptionally romantic as you savor the flavors under the starry night sky illuminated only by traditional safari lanterns.