Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings: characterful, picturesque, and enveloped in history. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, it boasts verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards. The manor harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately bearing and elegant interior, Giraffe Manor has 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, and includes some of the Danish writers’ effects.
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.
Tea, toast and giraffe breath. The large windows of the sun room at Giraffe Manor are wide open, allowing some guests to pop their heads in, rather than take a seat. It makes for an unforgettable breakfast!
As well as giraffes the ranch is home to warthogs, dik diks, birds and bushbuck.
Book a stay at Giraffe Manor on your next Kenya safari – you’ll have a visit to Nairobi that you’ll be talking about for years!