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The Giraffe Manor

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The Giraffe Manor - Nairobi KenyaThe Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest, just thirty minutes from the centre of Nairobi, with superb views of the Ngong Hills.
In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scots earl, and his American wife Betty, bought the Manor. They then moved two highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffe to the estate, where they thrived and have produced several further generations of giraffe.
Exclusive, spacious and elegant, it is the only place in the world that you can feed giraffes from your second floor bedroom window, over the lunch table, and at the front door

Rooms & Accommodation

  • Giraffe Manor Nairobi - LoungeFive Double/Twin Rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom
  • In addition, the Master Room interconnects with the Giraffe Room, which has two beds suitable for family members
  • The Karen Blixen Room is a larger room at ground level, containing a double bed, and two single beds
  • In the graceful living room, the cheerful ’sun room’, and the distinctive wood-panelled dining room, the traditional elegance of the house’s 1930s origins meet the more refined comforts of today
Within five minutes of Giraffe Manor are several excellent shops and craft workshops of interest to guests, and a little further on are Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, and the Kenya Wildlife Service Animal Sanctuary.

Giraffe Manor also offers guided walks through its 140 acre grounds which include thick forest, as well as well kept gardens. Guests can learn about traditional uses of the varied flora, view some of the 180 bird species and perhaps meet a warthog or bushbuck.

Hotel Activities
  • Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi - BreakfastGuests can feed and photograph the Giraffe and the Warthogs at the Manor
  • Guided walks through its primeval forest enable you to learn about traditional uses of the varied flora, view some of the 180 bird species and perhaps meet a warthog or bushbuck
What to do
  • The Giraffe Centre - to learn more about and hand feed giraffes.
  • The Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary - where you can interact with and adopt elephants and rhinos
  • The Nairobi National Park - the only wildlife reserve in the world located right next to a major city
  • Visit exciting markets in Nairobi or take a visit to a range of other small home industries which can be arranged directly from the hotel
  • Within five minutes of The Giraffe Manor are several excellent shops and craft workshops of interest to travellers
  • Combine a safari with your trip and experience the unique African wildlife
For Children
  • Children of any age are welcome
  • Giraffe Educational centre located next door

Highly trained staff and one of Nairobi’s finest kitchens

Travel to Giraffe Manor Hotel in Nairobi including Safaris in Nairobi holiday experts offering tours to Nairobi hotels in Nairobi national park in Kenya with African Safaris Adventure.

Giraffe Manor Hotel Rates:
Rates are per standard room in US Dollars per night [including Breakfast]

Validity 01 Jan 08 – 31 Dec 08
Single Room USD 425

Double Room USD 635

*Rates subject to conditions and availability

The Giraffe Manor


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Faith Derrick

Davies, Just a quick note to let you know we had another wonderful time on our recent holiday through South Africa and on to The Maldives. Everything went as smooth as could be expected. Please forward our thanks to Dick and crew at Travel Company. I would highly recommend Cocoa Island in the Maldives. If you would like I can forward photos of the place. Thanks again!

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