Giraffe Manor is one of the most unique places to stay in the world, blending extraordinary wildlife encounters with exquisite hospitality and a long-term commitment to giraffe conservation. A unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are of the endangered Rothschild’s species.
Giraffe Manor has become one of Kenya's most famous lodges. It's a wonderful experience but please note you will need to book over a year in advance if wanting to stay - well worth the wait we say!
Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, an hour away from the airport.
From 1930s hunting lodge, to pioneering the conservation of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes in the 1970s, to one of the world’s most iconic boutique hotels, this hotel has one hell of a story, and the writing is on the walls.
The Manor House
The historic 6 bedroom Manor House has extraordinary appeal that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. Guests often remark that it’s like walking into Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author, Karen Blixen.
The Garden Manor
In 2011, a new section of the manor was created – The Garden Manor – which sits right next door. Although built 78 years later, Tanya and Mikey used reclaimed materials from the period in which the original manor was built and its design replicates that of the main house. The Garden Manor also has six lovely guest rooms.
Breakfast with Giraffes
Waking up to breakfast with a giraffe is a unique experience. Depending on where you are staying, you will have breakfast either in the Main Manor or in the Garden Manor breakfast room, but don’t worry, the giraffes know exactly where to find you!