Giraffe Manor is the most unforgettable bucket-list breakfast in the world. 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 is an exclusive boutique hotel, owned by The Safari Collection. 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. Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately facade, 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 Rothschilds 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.
The Retreat at Giraffe Manor
Located on the same forested sanctuary as Giraffe Manor, The Retreat provides an exquisite wellness experience for Manor House guests as well as a day room facility for guests of The Safari Collection portfolio who require a stopover in Nairobi. Located just 80 metres to the left of the Main Manor, it shares the same tranquil outlook over the forested giraffe sanctuary.
Cocoon yourself in wellness with our sauna, steam room and hot tub. Dispel jet-lag with a gym workout. Nourish yourself with a lazy al fresco lunch from our nutritious selection of homemade snacks and meals. Recline on the breezy rooftop garden. Glide through the Retreat’s infinity pool and glimpse a giraffe. Indulge in an afternoon nap in one of the Retreat’s sumptuous day rooms. It’s easy to while away the hours here. For visitors departing on late night flights, this is the ideal place to be as both the international and domestic airports are within easy reach.
This is a space where relaxation comes easily. Giant archways frame leafy green views against a backdrop of birdsong and a sense of having escaped the city. Four first-floor bedrooms provide peaceful sleeping spaces for those wishing to rest pre and post-travel. Guests are NOT able to stay overnight at The Retreat or visit Giraffe Manor, however the en-suite bedrooms can be booked for the day and provide ultimate comfort alongside our wellness centre. Sink into comfortable beds and enjoy calming leafy views out onto forested gardens. Lovingly named after Giraffe Manor’s youngest giraffes at the Manor, each day room is subtly different in size and design but all have balconies with twin or double bed options and an additional day bed. Huge walk-in rain showers flooded with natural light from above, ample room for reorganising luggage and space in which to relax come as standard. Waridi’s Room and Nandi’s Room have open plan bathrooms with a separate toilet, whilst Lily’s Room and Alizeti’s Room have doors separating the bathrooms.
Facilities are free to overnight guests in residence at Giraffe Manor, excluding spa treatments, food and drinks.
The original manor house was built in 1932 and has six rooms. Each room is individually designed to ensure that the manor retained its 1930s character and charming history. All the main manor rooms have access to feed giraffes from the front window or balcony.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 24 m2. Front-facing in the main manor with giraffe feeding access. Double bed with roof terrace, in-room fireplace and en-suite art deco bathroom with bath and shower. Space for a cot for an infant on request only.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 17 m2. Side-facing with view toward the Ngong Hills in the main manor and giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds with roof terrace. En-suite bathroom with a shower.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 22 m2. Front-facing room in the main manor with giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds and fire place. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 43 m2. A spacious side-facing room in the main manor with double bed, adjoining lounge and giraffe feeding access from terrace. Large master en-suite facilities with shower. Option for sofa bed for a child upon request. Compact toilet and shower off lounge area.
Superior Room. Ground floor bedroom with double or twin beds and walk-out terrace with limited giraffe feeding access located on the west side of the main manor. Total approximate footprint including en-suite facilities of 49 m2.
Karen Blixen Suite
Superior Family Suite. Large two-bedroom family suite of 113 m2 with adjoining lounge and fireplace. Master bedroom with double bed and second room with twin beds, each with own en-suite facilities equipped with bathtubs and showers. Shared south-facing terrace with giraffe feeding access. Option for third single bed in second bedroom for a child upon request.
The Garden Manor is a replica of the original manor house, and although built 78 years apart, you would never know the difference. Helen and Kelly are the only two rooms in the Garden Manor which have access to feed the giraffes from the window.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 25 m2. Front and west-facing with giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds with space to add a baby cot on request only. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 33 m2. Front-facing in the Garden Manor with giraffe feeding access. Double bed or twin beds and an extra single bed. Fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Superior Room. Approximate footprint of 22 m2. Front-facing in the Garden Manor with no giraffe feeding access. Double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 29 m2. A ground floor room with private veranda overlooking the garden terrace with no giraffe feeding access. A double bed with space for an extra sofa bed for child on request only. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Superior Room. Approximate bedroom footprint of 23 m2. Front- facing overlooking garden terrace with a balcony with no giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds with space to add an extra sofa bed for a child on request only. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Fitch Hatton Suite
Family Suite. Approximate bedroom footprint of 40 m2. Accessed from the ground floor beside the dining room with no giraffe feeding access. Ground level double bed with twin beds on mezzanine/loft level (suitable for children only) accessed via spiral staircase. In- room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double shower and bath.
Credit Card Facilities
Hot/Cold Running Water
In Room Safe
Boules & Croquet
Breakfast with Giraffes
Guided Forest Walks
High Tea with Wildlife
AFEW Giraffe Centre
Excursions to Nairobi National Park
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