Points of Interest
Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest and is only 20 kilometres from Nairobi city centre. Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe. Giraffe Manor offers you an unparalleled experience of the giraffes, with them vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window.
Giraffe Manor is also home to many characters including warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik and more than 180 species of birds and has a striking view of the Ngong hills.
Inspired by the manor's original 1930's decor, we have designed our six double bedrooms with large four poster beds, antique furnishing, striking art decor and spacious bathrooms. The Karen Blixen suite is ideal for families and has direct access to the courtyard which opens onto the giraffe sanctuary.
Expect to be joined by guests for breakfast; lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served in the sun room, with its enormous windows flung open in welcome of the giraffe that come and join you. Dinner is a cosy affair as the drawing room fire is lit and guests and managers gather for evening drinks. You can either chose to have a candlelit hosted meal in the dramatic wood panelled dining room or at your own table under the stars surrounded by the glow created by lanterns and candles on the terrace.
This cosmopolitan town fondly nicknamed "Green City in the Sun" has various tourist attractions such as the Kenya National Museum, more diverse restaurants and great shopping. The name 'Nairobi' comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi which means the place of cool waters.
The Nairobi National Park is virtually next door to Giraffe Manor in Langata and guests can easily go for drives at dawn or even enjoy a full day's trip.
The Bomas of Kenya is also very close to Giraffe Manor and gives you a great insight on the culture, history and lifestyle of Kenya's many tribal groups. Enjoy the traditional dances, makeshift villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of Kenya.