Kenya Wild Giraffe Tales
Adventure Highlights: Stay in one of the most unique hotels in the world and enjoy close encounters with giraffes. Feed the resident Rothschild giraffes from the breakfast table and wake up to find a giraffe waiting outside your room’s window for a morning greeting and snack
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share your breakfast with a giraffe? Have you ever dreamed of waking up, rolling out of bed, and opening the curtains to see the sweet, gentle face of a beautiful giraffe? Have you thought what it would feel like to kiss a friendly giraffe? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then this is the perfect beginning or end to your dream safari!
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor 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 six suites is named after the author Karen Blixen.
However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.
If you are not too busy feeding our resident herd of endangered Rothchild giraffes, you’ll find plenty to do during your stay. The top must do activities include:
– Sharing breakfast with a giraffe
– Taking a guided walk in the sanctuary or stroll across the lawn to the AFEW Giraffe Centre
– Meet, feed and adopt a baby elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
– Discover the history of the European settlers at the Karen Blixen and Nairobi Museums
– Enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace as the sun sets behind Ngong Hills
In addition to our top 5 things to do, you can choose to visit the acclaimed Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry, Kazuri Beads which sells locally-made jewelery or the Marula Studios innovative crafts complex.
The hotel’s 12 rooms each have their own distinct personality, elegant furnishings, art deco features and four-poster beds. There are three doubles: Betty, Lynn and Arlene; four double/twins: Daisy, Jock, Marlon and Helen; a twin/double/triple: Kelly; and two suites – the Finch Hatton Suite (double/twin/family) sleeping up to five (2 adults and 3 children), and the Karen Blixen Suite (also sleeping up to 5 – 2 adults and 3 children) which opens directly onto a courtyard and is perfect for families and wheelchair users.
Make sure you take advantage of the complimentary transfer to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you can see and even adopt an orphan elephant. Add a Kenya safari camp to customize your Out of Africa experience and this will be the ultimate dream trip to tick off your bucket list.
Tour name: Kenya Wild Giraffe Tales
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Tour Length: Your choice of 1-3 nights
Availability: Year round
Departure dates: Any day of the week
Adventure Highlights: The ultimate giraffe encounters! Feed the resident Rothschild giraffes from the breakfast table and wake up to find a giraffe waiting outside your room’s window for a morning greeting and snack
– Your choice of 1-3 nights in your choice of room (Hotel taxes and VAT included)
– Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
– House wines, house beers, house spirits and house soft drinks
– Round trip airport transfers (within check in and check out times)
– Complimentary access to the AFEW Giraffe Center and giraffe encounters
– Complimentary transportation to a selection of daily activities including David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi National Park Animal Orphanage, Bomas of Kenya, Matbronze Art Gallery, and Local Shopping
– Wireless internet access
– Entrance fees to off-site parks, museums and other activities
– Champagne, luxury spirits and select wines excluded
– Additional nights can be added at an extra charge
– Spa treatments available at an additional charge
– 1/2 day Nairobi National Park safari
– 1/2 day Nairobi Museum visit
– Full day horse riding
– Helicopter excursion to Lake Magadi to see flamingos with sundowner or picnic breakfast
– All meals and snacks
– Local and imported beverages
– AFEW Giraffe Center located a short, gentle stroll from the front lawn of the manor
– Spa services on site
– Complimentary Wifi in public areas
–Betty’s Room – Superior Room. Front facing in the main manor. Double bed with roof terrace, in-room fireplace and en-suite original art deco bathroom with bath and shower. Space for a 3rd bed/cot for a child on request only.
–Daisy’s Room – Superior Room. Overlooking the back gardens from main manor. Two large single beds, rooftop terrace. En-suite with shower.
–Jock’s Room – Superior Room. From facing in the main manor. Twin queen size beds and in-room fireplace. En-suite with shower and bath. Space for a 3rd bed/cot for a child on request only.
–Marlon’s Room – Standard Room. Side facing in the main manor. Small double/twin room. Small en-suite with shower.
–Lynn’s Room – Standard Room. Back of the main manor. Small double room. En-suite with shower.
–Karen Blixen Suite – Superior Suite. Accessed from the formal garden, ground floor with double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds (suitable for children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, separate too. This suite is accessible for wheelchair users.
–Helen’s Room – Superior Room. Garden Manor. Double/twin room. En-suite with shower and bath.
–Kelly’s Room – Superior Room. Garden Manor. Double/twin/triple room. Three single beds and in-room fireplace. En-suite with shower and bath.
–Arlene’s Room – Superior Room. Garden Manor. Double room. En-suite with bath and shower.
–Edd’s Room – Superior Room. Garden Manor. Double room. Day bed for child. En-suite with shower and bath.
–Salma’s Room – Superior Room. Garden Manor. Twin/Double room. En-suite with shower and bath.
–Finch Hatton Suite – Superior Suite. Garden Manor. Accessed from the ground floor beside the dining room. Double bed and mezzanine with twin beds (children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor, chill out area below the deck, in-room fireplace, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath.
Deposit: 25% deposit is required upon booking
All rates are quoted per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy. Please note that all dates & rates are subject to change. Please see the terms and conditions for more details about payment and cancellation policies.
NOTE: Superior Suite (Karen Blixen and Finch Hatton) rates are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.
If you have a specific room request, please let us know which room(s) you prefer when making your reservation. We will do our best to fulfill your specific rooming requests but cannot always guarantee this.
If you would like to add additional nights or activities, contact us for more details. Please contact us if you need single supplement or child rates.
At 5,889ft above sea level, Nairobi is cool at night and warm in the day, with two rainy seasons March to May and mid-October to December. Situated close to the equator, seasonal differences are minimal, however in June, July and August, temperatures can be as low as 35˚F/2˚C. As global weather patterns become less predictable, be prepared for all seasons.
Giraffe Manor will be closed between 16 April – 20 May 2018 for maintenance
We strongly advise that all guests invest in comprehensive medical, accident, trip cancellation/interruption insurance. This investment will protect you and your financial commitment in the event of unforeseen travel delays/ airline cancellations, personal or family illness or injury, etc. which may not allow for you to attend your scheduled tour.
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