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Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Giraffe Manor is owned and run by The Safari Collection, you can book nights at this property or package it with a full safari through The Safari Collection.

Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings: characterful, picturesque, and enveloped in history like the foliage creeping over its brickwork. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi and with verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, it harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade and elegant interior, Giraffe Manor has an extraordinary appeal. Guests remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its six suites is named after the author Karen Blixen.

The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is not its beautiful façade or elegant interiors: it’s the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe. These beautiful creatures often visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Giraffe Manor can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you or through your local agent our tour operator.

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Activities at Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Giraffe Manor is one of the only hotels in the world where you can feed giraffe from your window. During your stay you can stroll across the lawn to the AFEW Giraffe Centre to learn about the endangered Rothschild Giraffe or take a guided walk around the sanctuary. From Giraffe Manor, sightseeing vehicles can take you around the Langata area. Local excursions include the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where guests can meet, feed and even adopt baby elephants. The nearby Karen Blixen Museum is dedicated to the Danish explorer and writer; Kazuri Beads sells locally-made jewellery. Visit the acclaimed Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry and the innovative crafts complex, Marula Studios. The cost of driver and vehicle are included in the rate. Guests may need to share vehicles depending on demand and availability, and entrance fees to local attractions are additional.


Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel reminiscent of 1930s grandeur, boasting art deco features and four-poster beds. With eight superior rooms and two standard rooms, each has their own distinct personality, as well as spacious bathrooms and elegant furnishings.

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The hotel’s 10 rooms include three doubles: Betty, Lynn and Arlene; four double/twins: Daisy, Jock, Marlon and Helen; a twin/double/triple: Kelly; and two suites – the Finch Hatton Suite (double/twin/family) sleeping up to five (2 adults and 3 children), and the Karen Blixen Suite (also sleeping up to 5 – 2 adults and 3 children) which opens directly onto a courtyard and is perfect for families and wheelchair users.

There is a wifi connection throughout. All guests enjoy full-board during their stay, which includes all meals and most drinks (house wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks), excluding champagne and specially imported wines and spirits.

Superior Room. Front facing in the main manor. Double bed with with fabulous 1930s décor, roof terrace, in-room fireplace and en-suite original art deco bathroom with bath and shower. There is space for an extra bed/cot for a child in this room on request.
Superior Room. Two large single beds with overhead canopies, en-suite shower room and access to beautiful roof top terrace overlooking the back gardens from the main manor.
Superior Room. This is a front facing room in the main manor. Featuring twin queen size beds with beautiful silk covers, in-room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. There is space for an extra bed in this room.
Standard Room. This is a side facing room in the main manor. This is a cozy room with twin beds with stunning green silk covers which complement the lavish silk covers, en-suite shower room.
Standard Room. This is a double bedroom located at the back of the main manor with exquisite decor and large en-suite bathroom with shower.
Superior Suite. Accessed from the formal garden, this room is located on the ground floor with double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds (suitable for children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom. This suite features a fireplace, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath and a separate loo. For children there is a chill out area below the deck which is ideal to watch DVD’s. This suite is accessible for wheelchair users.
Superior Suite located in the Garden Manor that is accessed from the ground floor beside the dining room. This suite features a double bed and mezzanine with twin beds (children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor, chill out area below the deck, in-room fireplace, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. There is also a day bed that can accommodate a third child.
Superior double room located upstairs in the Garden Manor. This room is en-suite with bath and shower.
Superior double / twin / triple room located upstairs in the Garden Manor with three single beds and in-room fireplace. This room is en-suite with bath, shower and unique giraffe detailed glass windows.
Superior double or twin room located upstairs in the Garden Manor with room for an extra bed for a child. This room is en-suite bathroom with both show

When to go to Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Nairobi is at 5,889ft above sea level, making it cool at night and warm in the day. As it is situated close to the equator, the differences between the seasons are minimal. During the months of June, July and August it can be colder, with temperatures as low as 35˚F. There are two rainy seasons, March to May and mid-October to mid-December. Global weather patterns are nowadays less predictable, so be prepared for all eventualities. Giraffe Manor is closed annually in May for maintenance.

Giraffe Manor Contacts

Category: Vacation or Resort Hotel
Price Range: Premium (Above 300 USD)
Region: Nairobi
City / Town: Nairobi
Road / Street: Nyumbi Road, Langata
Telephone: 254725675830
254 20 5020888

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