An elegant and intimate hotel, Giraffe Manor is famous for its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe that casually come up to the house to the delight of guests.
What we love
- It’s the only place in the world where you can have a scrumptious breakfast while feeding a giraffe peeking through the window.
- A walk on the spectacular grounds through the forest is a great way to relax and spot other residents such as warthogs and many beautiful birds.
- At the nearby Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, you can adopt and feed a baby elephant
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Built in 1930s and modeled on a grand Scottish hunting lodge, what is commonly known as the ‘Giraffe Hotel’ is a magical place set in 140 acres of protected forest on the outskirts of Nairobi.
The 10 stylish bedrooms all have a personality of their own with antique furnishing and artful decor, but it’s the cheeky giraffes poking their head through the windows in search of a treat that leave a lasting impression! When you’re not busy feeding these gentle giants, you can enjoy a relaxing walk through the surrounding forest where you’ll learn about traditional uses of the varied flora or visit the nearby Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and adopt a baby elephant.
- Giraffe Manor started a campaign to save the endangered Rothschild giraffes back in the 1970s. Their resident giraffes have provided many of the offspring who have gone on to live in the wild and breed the population up, rising from 100 to over 800 since.
- For each guest that stays at Giraffe Manor, $10 is donated to AFEW (Animal Friends for Education and Welfare).
- With their policy of reduce, reuse and recycle, everything that can be reused is (coffee grounds are turned into jewellry sold in the shop), and the rest is taken by a waste management company which recycles 90% of everything they collect.