Giraffe Manor - The Safari Collection Property Review
Have you ever thought of spending some quality time with a herd of gentle giants? Giraffe Manor, located in Kenya, is your answer. This African giraffe hotel is a magical experience that you won’t want to miss.
Situated in the heart of Nairobi, the Manor overlooks 12 acres of private land, where you can observe and interact with the resident herd of endangered Rothschild Giraffes.
The hotel is an 80-year-old mansion, with a unique charm that will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. With its elegant yet comfortable interior and delicious cuisine, Giraffe Manor will make you feel at home.
Contact Us to Book Your Stay at Giraffe Manor
Contact us now if you would like to stay in the Manor and spend quality time with the gentle giants. The property gets fully-booked fast, so we recommend you book your spot now and get the chance to take breakfast with the giraffes at their exclusive boutique hotel.
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About of the Giraffe Manor – The Safari Collection Property
Giraffe Manor is the perfect escape to experience African hospitality at its finest. Situated in Nairobi, Kenya, Giraffe Manor is a unique boutique hotel with an irresistible charm.
The beautiful red-roofed old manor house has been home to several generations of Rothschild Giraffes since the 1970s, and as part of your stay, you’ll get to feed and interact with them face-to-face.
Meet the manor’s resident Rothschild giraffes from the balconies and windows of the Manor House, then wander in the sprawling 140 acres of indigenous forest looking for birds during your stay.
When it comes to the accommodation resting in the 12 acres of private land, you can choose between Manor House Rooms and Garden Manor Rooms. Since it was originally a family home, its rooms vary from twin rooms to suites.
Manor House Rooms
One of the most sought-after room at Giraffe Manor are the Manor Rooms. They offer unbelievable views of the resident giraffes, complete with an old-world charm, making them the most photographed rooms in the world. Here you may choose among:
1. Karen Blixen Suite
The Karen Blixen Suite is the most luxurious and spacious room in the property. With a panoramic view of the attraction, it comes with its own living room, huge bathroom and an outdoor balcony.
2. Betty Superior Room
Betty Superior Room is a large room located at the back of the main house, with an attached bathroom and balcony facing the forest. The giraffes poke their heads through the window in search of a treat.
3. Daisy Superior Room
The Daisy Superior Room is among the smallest of all rooms, with a single bed and an attached bathroom. Its balcony overlooks the private land and the nearby hills.
4. Jock Superior Room
The Jock Superior Room is a twin room with an en-suite bathroom, located on the ground floor of the property. Its balcony faces the private forest and offers a stunning view of the nearby hills.
5. Marlon Superior Room
Marlon Superior Rooms at Giraffe Manor, Kenya offer the perfect sanctuary to relax and unwind. It features custom-made furniture crafted from locally sourced materials, such as kilim rugs, and a private balcony overlooking the grounds.
6. Lynn Superior Room
The Lynn Superior Room is a cozy, yet luxurious accommodation that offers exquisite views of the surrounding gardens. It features plush fabrics, artwork from local artists, and a lavish bathroom with high-end amenities.
Garden Manor Rooms
The next place where you can stay in during your safari in Nairobi Kenya is the Garden Manor Rooms. Its rooms include:
1. Finch Hatton Room
Finch Hatton Room is one of the most luxurious and spacious rooms in Giraffe Manor. The Finch Hatton Room has a lovely double bed and many other amenities such as a terrace and balcony, Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, and more.
2. Helen Superior Room
The Helen Superior Room is the second-largest room in Giraffe Manor and can accommodate up to three guests. It has a twin bed, mini-bar, balcony, and Wi-Fi access.
3. Kelly Superior Room
The Kelly Superior Room is among the smallest rooms in Giraffe Manor and can accommodate up to two guests. It has a twin bed, private terrace, and Wi-Fi access.
4. Arlene Superior Room
Arlene Superior Room is one of the luxurious rooms offered by Giraffe Manor in Kenya. The room takes its name from Arlene, a beloved resident Rothschild’s giraffe.
5. Salma Superior Room
Slama Superior Room offers the perfect blend of luxury and African safari experience. The room is located in the center of Giraffe Manor’s 140 acres of indigenous forest, offering breathtaking views of the giraffes roaming around.
6. Edd Superior Room
Edd Superior Room is Giraffe Manor’s signature room, designed to offer a luxurious stay in an exclusive environment. This room offers the perfect setting for visitors to have a close encounter with the majestic Rothschild’s giraffe, Edd.
Giraffe Manor – Best Activities to Do in the Capital
There are a lot of activities close to the Manor that you can do in a combined safari of manor and other destinations.
- Breakfast with the Giraffes – Treat yourself to a unique breakfast experience as the resident giraffes poke their head through the window.
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum – Explore the history and legacy of Karen Blixen, one of Kenya’s most iconic figures, at the museum located right next to Giraffe Manor.
- Nairobi National Park – Go on an adventure to the Nairobi National Park and explore its vast wildlife, with Giraffes being one of them.
- Visit the Giraffe Centre – Learn more about the Rothschild’s Giraffes, as well as other African wildlife, at the Giraffe Centre near Giraffe Manor. Get to feed and kiss a giraffe from the raised platform.
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – In one of the heartwarming elephants conservation stories, meet the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
FAQs About Giraffe Manor
Below are some of the commonly asked questions about one of the best hotels in the world and the answers.
1. Is the Giraffe Manor expensive?
The property is a luxurious retreat, and the cost of stay depends on the season, room type, and number of people. Giraffe Manor cost varies $600-800 per night excluding taxes.
2. How many days do you need at Giraffe Manor?
You can stay at Giraffe Manor for as many days as you want, however, a minimum of two nights is recommended to be able to fully experience the unique atmosphere and activities of Giraffe Manor.
3. Can you go to Giraffe Manor for the day?
Yes, you may spend time in the property during the day. There’re day visits available for a fee of around US$100 per person and comes with a welcome drink and some refreshments.
4. Who owns the Giraffe Manor?
The property is owned by The Safari Collection and managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (AFEW).
5. What makes the Giraffe Manor hotel in Kenya so unique?
The Giraffe Manor is one of a kind and is set in 140 acres of private land, surrounded by the indigenous forest. The hotel offers close encounters with its resident giraffes, which roam freely around the grounds.
6. What’s a day room at Giraffe Manor?
A day room at Giraffe Manor is a room that can be hired during the day without spending the night. You will have access to the hotel’s amenities for a set number of hours in a day during the course of the day.
7. Is it worth staying at Giraffe Manor?
For the ultimate African safari experience and to enjoy up close interactions with the giraffes, Giraffe Manor is worth staying in. You even get to feed the giant giraffes as they poke their head through the window in the room.