Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Meet Nairobi’s gentle giants at Giraffe Manor

More than just a place to stay, Giraffe Manor is an experience like no other. What makes this property so unique is not just its beautiful rooms, fine dining and 140 acres of surrounding gardens, but the giraffes, which roam the grounds freely. As a guest at the Manor, you are greeted by and encouraged to interact with their most famous residents, the Rothschild's giraffes. These gentle creatures are not only friendly but are genuinely curious and will pop up at breakfast for a snack. This is a truly exceptional experience and one that leaves even the most hardened traveller with a lump in their throat.

Located only 20 kilometres from Nairobi's city centre, this luxury boutique hotel is famous for its resident herd of Rothschild's giraffes. In 1974 the few remaining Rothschild's giraffes left in the wild were relocated here, starting a breeding centre which still operates today and has resulted in many giraffes being re-introduced back into the wild.

At Giraffe Manor you will stay as a treasured guest in one of the six suites in the Manor House, or in one of the elegant rooms in the new wing. Rooms are filled with authentic antique furniture and offer views across to the Ngong Hills.

Originally built in 1932 and modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge, Giraffe Manor offers a pleasing mixture of traditional and modern elegance. The Manor has an impressive two storey entrance hall and majestic staircase, along with immaculately furnished interiors. The 10 luxury double en suite bedrooms have large four-poster beds, antique furnishings, striking art decor and spacious bathrooms.

Within the main manor there are three room types available for accommodation. There are two standard rooms (Lynn and Marlon), six superior rooms (Jock, Betty, Arlene, Kelly, Helen and Daisy) and two superior suites which are ideal for families (Karen Blixen Suite and the Finch Hatton Suite).

This exclusive property is one of the most sought after properties in Africa. With only ten rooms, the Manor books out well in advance. Contact This is Africa on 1800 AFRICA (1800 237 422) or visit

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