Giraffe Manor House is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest. It is the most desirable colonial-era mansion accommodation in Nairobi Kenya. The building dates back to the 1930s when it was originally built as a private home, and modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge. Giraffe Manor extraordinary appeal dates back when the first 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.
It’s famous with the resident Rothschild Giraffe, who may visit the house in the morning and evening and sometimes they will be found poking their long necks through the windows of the breakfast room hoping for a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. The hotel has only 12 rooms, each with its own distinct personality, elegant furnishings and art deco features. Guests will enjoy the exciting culinary experience, truly romantic setting, and extremely hospitable service accompanied by surprise of friendly long-necked Rothschild Giraffe which you can hand feed them. Reservation for this hotel need be done way far in advance.