Giraffe Manor

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Giraffe Manor

A historic manor house set in a wide stretch of indigenous forest in the leafy Karen suburb of Nairobi, Giraffe Manor is a captivating experience not to be missed at the start or finish of a Kenya safari. An intimate guest-house with a lovely old-world feel, its irresistible attraction is the tame giraffes who breakfast with you or greet you at your bedroom window for a morning snack. The endangered Rothschild Giraffe was given a refuge here by Jock and Betty Leslie Melville in the 1970’s and their efforts in rearing and re-introducing the giraffe into the wild are continued here today.

Beautiful old brick walls are swathed with ivy, large, light windows overlooking lawns and forest. There are six spacious rooms in the original manor house and another four in the new building across the courtyard, including a family suite.

All the luxury rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are elegantly decorated to suit the old and gracious family atmosphere of the manor, with four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting.

While here you can visit the giraffe sanctuary and learn more about their work, enjoy a nature walk in the forest and watch charming warthog families gambolling on the lawns.

Driver and car service are included so it’s easy to visit the nearby Karen Blixen Museum and the elephant orphanage, where you can help feed the baby elephants, but for a short stay, don’t miss spending as much time as you can at the manor with the giraffes, as it is a truly magical experience.

The friendly atmosphere feels more like staying at a friend’s well appointed country home and extends to the delicious meals being served anywhere you’d like, from lunch on the patio to a sociable dinner in the dining room or a private meal in a secluded setting in the grounds.

And of course at breakfast an inquiring head may appear through the window questing for the pellets which are provided for giraffe breakfasts.

A stay at the legendary Giraffe Manor is a fantastic start to any safari and it is a truly unique place to stay in Nairobi.

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Meal on Request

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Babysitting Service
  • Chauffer Service
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service (24 hours)

Activities Nearby

  • Animal Encounters
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Cultural Tours
  • Game Viewing
  • Museums
  • Safaris

Room Types

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Bettys Room

Double room with fabulous 1930s décor, in-room fireplace and en-suite Art Deco bathroom with bath and shower over the top of the bath. Access to beautiful roof top terrace. There is space for an extra bed in this room. Superior Room.


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Bettys Room

Double room with fabulous 1930s décor, in-room fireplace and en-suite Art Deco bathroom.


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Daisys Room

Two large single beds with overhead canopies, en-suite shower room.


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Jocks Room

Twin queen size beds with beautiful silk covers, in-room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.


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Marlons Room

Twin beds with stunning green silk covers which complement the lavish silk covers, en-suite shower room.


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Lynnes Room

Doucle bedroom with exquisite decor and en-suite bathroom.


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Karen Blixen Suite

The family room is accessed from the formal garden. The grounds floor had a double bed and there is a mezzanine deck with two twin beds accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom. Large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower which is also wheelchair friendly. A day bed can accommodate a third child. For children there is a chill out area below the deck which is ideal to watch DVD’s.


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Helens Room

Double room with room for an extra bed for a child, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath.


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Arlenes Room

Double or twin with room for an extra bed for a child, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath.


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Kellys Room

Double / twin / triple room that can accommodate 3 adults with en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath and unique giraffe detailed glass windows.


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Finch Hatton Suite

Family room featuring double bed and two single beds, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. There is also a day bed that can accommodate a third child.


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Daisys Room

Two large single beds with overhead canopies, en-suite shower room and access to beautiful roof top terrace. Superior Room.


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Jocks Room

Twin queen size beds with beautiful silk covers, in-room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. There is space for an extra bed in this room. Superior Room.


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Marlons Room

This is a cozy room with twin beds with stunning green silk covers which complement the lavish silk covers, en-suite shower room. Standard Room.


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Lynnes Room

Double bedroom with exquisite decor and large en-suite bathroom with shower. Standard Room.


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Karen Blixen Suite

The family room is accessed from the formal garden. The grounds floor had a double bed and there is a mezzanine deck with two twin beds accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom. Large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower which is also wheelchair friendly. A day bed can accommodate a third child. For children there is a chill out area below the deck which is ideal to watch DVD’s. Fire place. Suite.


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Helens Room

Double or twin room with room for an extra bed for a child, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Superior Room.


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Arlenes Room

Double room only, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Superior Room.


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Kellys Room

Double / twin / triple room that can accommodate 3 adults with en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath and unique giraffe detailed glass windows. Open fireplace. Superior Room.


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Finch Hatton Suite

Family room featuring double bed and two single beds, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. There is also a day bed that can accommodate a third child. In room fireplace. Suite.