Stay at Giraffe Manor and enjoy a one of kind experience – feeding the endangered Rothschild giraffe from your window! The hotel still retains its old world charm with elegant retro touches that are evocative of the 1930s era. Booked on afull-board basis, only pay extra on champagne and specially imported wines and spirits. Hop on board one of the sightseeing vehicles and explore the many attractions nearby.

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. This elegant, personally hosted hotel is famous for its herd of resident Rothschild's giraffe who visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces, and delightful courtyards, Giraffe Manor offers a rich blend of comfortable accommodation and highly trained and friendly staff. It is the only place in the world where you can enjoy the breathtaking experience of feeding and photographing a giraffe over the breakfast table or at the front door.

Giraffe Manor is a peaceful retreat to start or end a safari in East Africa and has become an icon of Nairobi’s historical landscape. 

Located in the leafy suburbs of Langata on a 140 acre sanctuary, Giraffe Manor offers a unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are of the endangered Rothschild’s species. 

Close up encounters with the semi-habituated giraffe as they put their heads through the windows at breakfast creates an unforgettable memory for guests. The inquisitive giraffe are always keen to be hand fed! 

The Garden Manor is the newer part of Giraffe Manor built in 2011. The Garden Manor was created to provide accommodation exclusively for guests of our collection, so that the main house can be kept as open and accessible to all. Our resident giraffes regularly enjoy visiting both parts of the manor for treats. This means that you can book the Garden Manor if you are also booking another one of our properties for the same group.

Giraffer Manor Exterior

Giraffe Manor is situated south-west of Nairobi within 140 acres of indigenous forest and plays host to a resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffe. The lodge is positioned approximately 13 km from Nairobi’s city centre, a mere 30-minute journey by road.
The Giraffe Manor offers an experience unsurpassed by any other. Initially built as a residence in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, the property was then bought in 1974 by the US conservationist Betty Leslie-Melville and her husband Jock who have made it into what it is today. A Nairobi boutique hotel where you can feed and photograph the giraffe over your breakfast table, at the front door, and even from your bedroom window.
Make yourself at home in one of 10 beautifully appointed rooms encompassed in 2 buildings. 8 of the rooms are Superior and the other 2 Standard, with the Superior being noticeably larger with better views. The original manor house has 4 bedrooms while the Garden Manor houses the other 6 rooms.
The rooms at this aesthetic hotel in Kenya are individually designed with their own personality and style. The en-suite rooms are equipped with hairdryers, torches, safes, designer toiletries by Eco Fresh – and giraffe pellets for those times when these friendly animals peep through your window. Superior rooms offer bathtubs while 4 of the rooms feature fireplaces.
The main shared areas of Giraffe Manor are housed in the original manor house. The living room is comfortably furnished with comfy armchairs and couches as well as artworks and occasional tables. The breakfast room is a delightful place to enjoy breakfast in the company of the resident giraffes.
Guests can enjoy luscious meals in the formal wood-panelled dining room. In between the main house and the Garden Manor is a pleasant courtyard area where lunch is usually served. The lodge also has a curio shop and treatment room for massages. The Garden Manor has its own hallway and staircase, elegant lounge and formal dining room.

Giraffe Manor


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