The most unforgettable bucket-list breakfast in the world, we exaggerate not!
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, owned by The Safari Collection. Often referred to as one of the most Slaylebrity Worthy 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 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.
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 can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.
From encounters with the world’s tallest mammal to exploring local culture, there’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay, both within the manor’s grounds and in the local area.
WHAT TO DO
If you are not too busy feeding our resident herd of endangered Rothchild’s giraffes, you’ll find plenty to do during your stay. Relax within the manor’s grounds or explore the leafy surrounding suburbs which offer several acclaimed local craft centres and some lovely boutiques. Entrance fees to local attractions are additional.
BREAKFAST WITH OUR GIRAFFES
Waking up to breakfast with a giraffe must be one of the most incredible and unique experiences anyone can have. This activity is reserved exclusively for overnight guests of Giraffe Manor and is one not to be missed. Loping across the manor lawns and peering in through the large windows with their elegant necks, encountering our endangered Rothschild’s giraffes at such close quarters gives a real appreciation of just how beautiful and soulful these creatures are. Watch out for their inquisitive tongues, which can grow up to twenty inches long, as they investigate what’s on offer; luckily, it’s nutritious dried grass pellets that they’re after, not your pancakes! PLEASE NOTE: The giraffe at Giraffe Manor are wild and therefore we cannot guarantee interaction with them at any given time.
Depending on where you are staying, you will have breakfast either in the Main Manor or in the Garden Manor breakfast room, but don’t worry, the giraffes know exactly where to find you.
When feeding the giraffe it is better to give them one pellet at a time. This helps with their digestion and ensures that the experience lasts longer.
Giraffe Manor Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Alas, as many “big-ticket” experiences in East Africa go, staying at Giraffe Manor does indeed come with a hefty price tag. Rooms at Giraffe Manor start at $1100 USD – yes, you read that correctly – so the cheapest room averages to $550 per adult.
35% OFF ACCOMMODATION
Stay at a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge or Sasaab) for a minimum of 7 nights during Savings Season and get 35% off accommodation. Percentage discount does not apply to Giraffe Manor but Giraffe Manor can be used in the combination. Valid for travel between: 06 January 2020 – 31 May 2020 and 01 November 2020 – 15 December 2020 inclusive.
Stay at a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge or Sasaab) for a minimum of 10 nights during the Season and get 35% off accommodation. Percentage discount does not apply to Giraffe Manor but Giraffe Manor can be used in the combination. Valid for travel between: 16 December 2019 – 05 January 2020, 01 June 2020 – 31 October 2020 and 16 December 2020 – 31 December 2020 inclusive.
40% OFF ACCOMMODATION
Stay at a combination of The Safari Collection’s properties (Giraffe Manor, Sala’s Camp, Solio Lodge or Sasaab) for a minimum of 10 nights during Savings Season and get 40% off accommodation. Percentage discount does not apply to Giraffe Manor but Giraffe Manor can be used in the combination. Valid for travel between: 06 January 2020 – 31 May 2020 and 01 November 2020 – 15 December 2020 inclusive.
These offers are subject to availability. They are non-transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer and apply to new bookings only.
Arrival/departure transfers and transportation around the Karen & Langata area (included in the rate if the collection time is after 11.30 am on the day of arrival and prior to check out at 10 am on the day of departure), all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, wireless internet access, entrance to the AFEW Giraffe Centre, Orchid House dining, boules, croquet and VAT.
Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, tips, health insurance, massage treatments and personal effects.
Day rooms are available at the applicable full board per person per night rate. Check in is at 12h00 and check out by 20h00.
Children are ages 3 to 11 years inclusive. 12 years and over is an adult. 2 years and under is an infant. Infants stay FOC. There is only a child sharing rate for the Superior Rooms at Giraffe Manor – this rate is the same whether they share the room in one of the beds or whether they are in an extra bed. Extra beds do not always fit, please see notes below and check with the office before booking. If a child is to be allocated to a single room, the rate charged is the FULL single room rate.
Giraffe Manor will be closed from 14 April – 10 May 2020 inclusive for annual maintenance.
By 10h00 on the day of departure, unless another room is booked & paid for as per the rates above.
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Book as far in advance as you possibly can, at least six to twelve months. As there are only twelve rooms – only six that you can book on their own, without combining it with another Safari Collection stay – the schedule books up incredibly fast.
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