The Giraffe Manor in Nairobi was built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan and is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest. It is less than an hour from the center of Kenya’s capital city, with superb views of the Ngong Hills. Today, it is the only place in the world where guests can feed and photograph giraffes over the breakfast table, at the front door, and even from a bedroom window.
Known by many as “The Giraffe Hotel in Africa,” Giraffe Manor is a beautiful Nairobi boutique hotel. In 1974, Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife Betty bought Giraffe Manor and turned it into the icon it is today. Jock and Betty also founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW). Through their work, they moved two highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffes to the estate. These giraffes thrived and produced further generations who continue to delight guests from across the globe.
Giraffe Manor is an elegant hotel with a rich blend of welcoming accommodations, highly trained staff, and amazing dining. The hotel’s ten superior rooms and two suites boast Art Deco features and four-poster beds. Rooms also offer spacious bathrooms and elegant furnishings.
Aside from its beautiful façade and elegant interiors, Giraffe Manor is most known for its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe, who poke their long necks into the windows during the day in hopes of receiving a treat. Then they return to their forest sanctuary at the adjoining Giraffe Center. The Center runs conservation and education programs for Kenyan school children and visitors from around the world. There is also an elevated platform where visitors meet the giraffes face-to-face for feedings.
Guided walks and sightseeing drives through the surrounding forest are also available at Giraffe Manor. On these activities, guests learn about traditional uses of the varied plants, see some of the 180 bird species, or maybe meet a warthog or bushbuck. Book Giraffe Manor in Nairobi today and combine with Sasaab.