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  • Location: Kenya, Nairobi
  • Type of Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Situated within 140 acres of indigenous forest and playing host to resident herd of Rothschild giraffe, The Giraffe Manor offers an experience incomparable to any other. The building dates back to the 1930s and is modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge, creating a charming, yet luxurious place where animal lovers will enjoy every moment of giraffe interaction and forest exploration.

You'll find these friendly giraffes in the most unsuspecting places, like the breakfast table or your room window, vying for your attention and checking out what's on your plate. Relax on the veranda where you can hand feed these friendly long-necked beauties. Activities here include forest walks to see the variety of bird species and rare animals found here, visits to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, and the Karen Blixen Museum. You can also set out to explore the bustling city of Nairobi a mere 20km away.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel & Leisure - Top Family Hotel in Africa & the Middle East 2014
  •  Travel & Leisure - Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa & the Middle East 2014 - Number 7


  • Situated in the forested area of the lush suburb of Karen
  • Intimate guesthouse with old-world charm
  • Tamed resident heard of unique Rothchild’s giraffes
  • Scenic trails through the forest & abundant birdlife
  • Delicious, home styled meals with strong Kenyan influences
  • Visit the nearby giraffe centre & elephant orphanage

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The elegant sitting room is a wonderful place to relax in the afternoons, as it has large windows to let the afternoon light in and you can enjoy beautiful views of the giraffes and the surrounding sanctuary.

The large veranda and terraces outside the guesthouse are the best place from which to hand feed the friendly giraffes and you can also admire the Ngong Hills from this tranquil position.

General Facilities

    Internet facilities
    Secure Parking
    Babysitting service available


Breakfast is served in the sun room, where the enormous windows are flung open to welcome the giraffes as they poke in their long necks to see what's on our plate.

Dinner, on the other hand, is a much more elegant affair and you'll start your evening with drinks in the drawing room in front of a crackling fire. From here you can choose to enjoy your meal either by candlelight in the dramatic wood-panelled dining room or at your own table under the stars with the glow of lanterns and candles on the terrace.

Tuck into delicious home cooked meals that feature many traditional flavours and cuisine, but with a tasty, contemporary flair.

Standard Lynn Room

The design of the rooms is inspired by the manor's original 1930's decor and you'll find the old-world charm harmoniously combined with contemporary luxuries. The guesthouse consists of only six double bedrooms, keeping the atmosphere intimate and personal.

Each double bedroom is spacious and features a large 4-poster bed. Antique furnishings and striking art bring together the old and the modern for a cosy, inviting atmosphere.

Standard Lynn Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only


  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Historical tours
  • Day tours
  • Horse-riding
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 16 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $565 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $525 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 15 Dec 2015 $565 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standar Marion Room,Superior Kelly Room,Superior Arlene Room,Superior Helen Room,Superior Jock Room,Superior Betty Room,Superior Karen Blixen Room,Superior Daisy Room,Superior Finch Hutton Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Giraffe Manor - In terms of the Giraffes, was out of this world, the service and staff were excellent and we were treated to luxury. The food was excellent. Breakfast was excellent.

    Sarah Fox, February 2014

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The experience of waking up in a second floor room eye to eye with a giraffe or feeding the giraffes from the dining area is what makes the stay special. A magical place, truly wonderful."



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