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Giraffe Manor

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Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, Often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is set on 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings.

The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces, and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.


The main communal areas at Giraffe Manor are in the original manor house. There’s a comfortable lounge furnished with cozy armchairs, sofas, occasional tables and artwork, and the breakfast room, where the resident giraffes are in attendance. The wood-paneled dining room is more formal, and this is where dinner is served for guests who want to eat with the manager-hosts. There’s a bar, a curio shop, the terrace, and lovely gardens to explore and watch the comical warthog that grazes on the lawns.

Accommodation is in 12 top-drawer rooms. There are six in the Main Manor (which has the single suite named for Karen Blixen) with art deco features, romantic four-poster beds, and grand bathrooms; and the Garden Manor has six rooms. Each is decorated in its own style and named for a character in its history, but the sense of 1930s grandeur is everywhere. All have wi-fi and a private balcony or patio to enjoy the lush garden views.

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Cultural experience

Game drive

Walking safari

Hot air ballooning


Night drives

Bush walks

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