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Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

10 Rooms

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Wifi and beautician


Visit a Non-Profit or Social Business


About This Accommodation

This elegant country manor in the Nairobi suburb of Karen feels as though it belongs in the heart of the Scottish countryside, replete with climbing ivy and elegant décor. The only real difference? Your hosts.

Giraffe Manor is named after its most important residents - as you sit down to breakfast, a giraffe may stick its head through the window to greet you. Pellets sit in buckets in each room, allowing you to feed a giraffe from your second story window if the opportunity arises!

Of course the giraffes are the highlight, but we love that this elegant property feels more like a home than a hotel. You are encouraged to settle down and read a book, admire the view, help yourself to a drink. The food is excellent and the shop is worth a visit.

There are two buildings on the property. The bathrooms in the original manor house need an upgrade and rooms are small, but that doesn’t do much to dampen the uniqueness and charm. The newer building is brilliantly constructed to blend in perfectly with the older and has several family units.

Staying at Giraffe Manor contributes towards saving endangered species and educating local school children about conservation, as a portion of your fee is donated to these causes.

You can add a stay at the Manor to the beginning or the end of a safari and you can easily spend two nights here. If you only have one night make sure you can arrive in the early afternoon and stay through breakfast with the giraffes the next morning (which starts at 7am) to get the most out of the experience.

Unsurprisingly, the Manor is often fully booked, so if you have your heart set on staying here, booking far in advance or having flexibility on your dates is important.

What Our Clients Think

Experience of breakfast with the giraffes was unforgettable."

The food was wonderful. Our private guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Playing with giraffes was magical."

A magical place and a perfect last stop for this magnificent journey. Staff was warm and friendly and very concerned that we were well taken care of from the moment we arrived!"

Giraffe Manor is magical. So glad it was included."

Very nice with comfortable couches, fireplace and lots of coffee table books to browse while enjoying a cocktail. Fred was our chef and prepared some of our most delicious meals in Africa. The dining room was very cool and vintage. Brown was so attentive to our every need and was a pleasure. Edgar was very welcoming and made sure all our planned activities were smoothly executed. We were the only guests there and felt as if we were the owners of the manor! :) It was a pleasure to wake up and see giraffes at your window. I couldn't get enough of them. It was also a treat to go the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to visit our adopted girl Mbegu."

So glad we did Giraffe Manor! The Manor was lovely all arond, and the service and good were outstanding!"

The rooms were beautiful and the staff could not have been nicer!"

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