Giraffe Manor happens to be an offbeat and exclusive boutique hotel in Nairobi which is owned and operated by The Safari Collection. It is referred to as one of the most sought after properties in the whole world. Spread over an area of about 12 acres of private land in the midst of 140 acres of indigenous forest, this is an icon in itself. The heritage manor house had an extraordinary appeal that dates back to almost 1930s when visitors and wildlife enthusiasts came to Eastern Africa to indulge in wildlife safaris.
This place is popular for its elegant interior decorations, stately facade, sunny terraces, verdant green gardens, delightful courtyards, sunny terraces, and delightful courtyards. The most promising thing that entices travellers are the resident herd of Rothschild’s Giraffes who interact in the morning and evening hours poking their long necks into the windows.
Spending time in this retreating forest sanctuary and taking part in the tailor made safari adventure are surely a once in lifetime experience. Apart from forest safari, you can also indulge in a plethora of activities like having breakfast with the giraffes, strolling along the giraffe centres, enjoy afternoon tea, shop from the souvenir store, indulge in an amazing spa and wellness experience, head out for horse riding lessons in Nairobi and much more.
What Not To Miss
Most frequent questions and answers
Breakfast With Giraffes
Waking up to have breakfast in the morning with a giraffe is certainly a once in a lifetime experience that you would never ever want to miss. This is one such unique experience anyone can have during their stay in Giraffe Manor.
The tallest mammals would lope across the lawns and peer through the windows with their necks close to your breakfast table. You can have your pancakes when they will be served nutritious dried grass pellets with their inquisitive tongues.
Stroll Through The Sanctuary & Visit The Giraffe Centre
During your leisure hours, you can think of strolling along the front lawn of the Manor House to reach AFEW Giraffe Centre which was founded in the year 1979 to educate the school children about the incredible wildlife and environment of the country.
Apart from this educational program, it was set up for breeding programs as well. You can get very close to the mammals in these breeding sessions when you will feel the rough patches of their dark tongues and witness their different personalities.
Adopt & Meet A Baby Elephant
During your stay at the Manor house, you will get to visit the orphaned elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to watch the process of their feeding and will also get a chance to interact with them.
SWT happens to be one of the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehab where a number of life-saving conservation work has been taken out.
Afternoon Tea With Giraffes
Afternoon hours are a bit delightful in the Manor House as you will be able to enjoy the tea on the terrace and get to see the setting sun behind the majestic Ngong HIlls. You will also be accompanied by the tallest mammals for the treat in the tranquil setting of the gardens where you will also be served some homemade cookies, scones, cakes, sandwiches, and fruit platters.
You can also try out the oversized garden swing or else capture selfies with the giraffe feeding it.
Nairobi Art Galleries
Art galleries happen to be an integral part of the Manor House as it showcases some of the brilliant local artworks. You can stroll along the corridors of the acclaimed art gallery with your loved ones exploring the artisanal creativity that ranges from the traditional forms of art to cutting-edge technological innovations.
Take a relaxing treatment in the garden spa
The stay in Manor House is on no occasion complete without taking a relaxing massage from the wellness hub located in the garden area in the middle of alluring natural beauty.
The wellness hub is known for offering a wide range of soothing natural treatments to help you get rid of all your stress. All the products used in the spa are from a premium health brand that is inspired by the age-old healing tradition of Africa. You will be pampered with ingredients that are naturally active and pure.