Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It is owned and run by The Safari Collection, a unique collection of luxury lodges and camps in Kenya. One of the most desirable accommodation destinations in Kenya, the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, is a colonial era mansion. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of forest in the Langate suburb of Nairobi and with green gardens, sunny terraces and cosy courtyards. It is located within easy reach of a number of popular attractions. The unique hotel accommodates a small group of guests in a romantic setting where they are bound to enjoy the overall atmosphere, an exciting culinary experience and extremely professional and friendly service.
The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is not its beautiful façade or elegant interiors: it is the herd of resident Rothschild giraffes. The ground on which the hotel is located is home to a herd that regularly visits the manor house. These beautiful animals often visit the mansion morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows. Additionally, guests may see more animals close by like impala, warthog, and a number of small antelope species. Bird life is also present in the Langate forest, which covers much of the estate. Guests remark that it is like walking into the movie Out of Africa.
This exclusive boutique hotel lives in the grandeur of the 1930s and boasts many art deco features. There are eight superior rooms and two standard rooms. All beautifully designed and decorated with its own personality and style. Each room features a luxury, double four poster bed, spacious bathroom, antique furnishings and stylish decor. The Superior Suite provides the ultimate in luxury and comfort for guests. The Suite is spacious and well appointed with exclusive furnishings to make for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
The Safari Collection can create for their guests interesting and adventurous itineraries to suit the guest’s requirements, whether it is for a family trip, an incentive trip or for a honeymoon. Activities may include horse riding, hot-air ballooning, fly camping under the stars, camel trekking and visiting local villages to learn about native traditions and many more.
Images courtesy of The Safari Collection
Written by Frank