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Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

Giraffe Manor is a fantastic piece of history and easily the finest place to stay in Nairobi. While expensive, it is such an ideal starting point for families and people who love giraffes. It is only worth the stay if you have time to enjoy breakfast so we don't recommend it for extremely short layovers when you arrive late and leave early.

Often referred to as one of the most ‘instagrammed’ properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi.

The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European 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. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.

Personally hosted, Giraffe Manor is an elegant and exclusive small hotel with a rich blend of welcoming accommodation, classically elegant decor, highly trained staff and one of Nairobi's finest kitchens. The wonderful integration of the giraffes into the elegant house creates a once in a lifetime opportunity for guests to see the best of both sides of Africa blending into one memorable experience.