1 night stop over in Giraffe Manor before heading off for 2 weeks safari and beaches with the family.
We decided to cut short a few items from the days agenda to get here mid afternoon and timed it perfectly following the mornings visit to Karen Blixen's house and David Sheldrick's elephant orphanage in the morning.
we arrived at 3pm, and after a quick and brief tour of the manor and safety briefing (the giraffes are, well giraffes) were shown to our room. we stayed in the blixen suite, a nice double bed, and 2 singles upstairs. huge bathroom and open fireplace.
From this point on, the staff brought us coffee, served cake in the afternoon as the giraffes came up at 5pm, where the children and us fed, stroked and even hugged the Rothschild Giraffe on the lawn.
A quick freshen up and we were served an amazing dinner of quails eggs, fish and chocolate mouse, with great wines and beers part of the all inclusive deal.
Off to bed where the staff had lit our fire in the room, and ready for the highlight....Morning breakfast with the giraffe....the pictures really say it all, as shortly after a truly great breafast with all the trimmings the giraffe will join you by poking their heads through the windows to the breakfast room for their turn.
truly magical for children, and giraffe lovers. This is a one of a kind place that will never be forgotten.
- 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