The Giraffe Manor

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The Giraffe Manor

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Overview

Situated within 140 acres of indigenous forest and playing host to resident herd of Rothschild's 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 interacting with giraffe and exploring the forest.

You find the 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 verandah where you can hand feed these friendly long-necked beauties. Activities include forest walks to see the variety of bird species and rare animals found here, visits to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Karen Blixen Museum.

Highlights

  • In the forested area of the lush enclave of Karen
  • Intimate guesthouse with old-world charm
  • Feed the Giraffes at breakfast
  • Scenic trails through the forest & abundant birdlife
  • Delicious, home-style meals with strong Kenyan influences
  • Visit the nearby giraffe centre & elephant orphanage

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Activities

  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Historical tours
  • Day tours
  • Horse riding
  • Animal interactive experience
  • Cultural tours
  • Guided walks
  • High tea on offer
Wow - how amazing to be able to feed and come so close to these tall and uniqe animals! Apart from being able to feed giraffes the Manor is really beautiful. Rooms are all unique and individually done and if you stay in a front facing room you might just be able to feed a giraffe from your room!
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Rooms

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

Each double bedroom is spacious and most feature a large 4-poster bed and an en suite bathroom with a tub and shower. Antique furnishings and striking art bring together the old and the modern for a cosy, inviting atmosphere.

Other room types:

The Karen Blixen suite is ideal for families as it has direct access to the courtyard which opens onto the giraffe sanctuary. A sure thrill for the children.

Facilities

The elegant sitting room is a wonderful place to relax at tea time, 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 verandah and terraces are the best place from which to hand feed the friendly giraffes and you can also admire the Ngong Hills from this tranquil position.

Dining

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 your plate.

Dinner, on the other hand, is a more elegant affair and you 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 on the terrace.

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

General facilities

  • Private balcony or deck
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Child friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Wi-fi available
  • Computer facilities
  • Secure Parking
  • Babysitting service available

Amenities

  • En-suite shower only
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Twin bed available
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor area

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2018-05-21 — 2018-12-15Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $565

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

The Giraffe Manor
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Walid Dagher

"The Giraffe Manor facility and the intimacy with the giraffes will all remain in our memories forever."
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John Utting

"Giraffe Manor is a really good start to a trip."
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Cindy Tonnessen

"The Giraffe Manor - OMG! I LOVED kissing the giraffes! I think I could have stayed there for several days and just relaxed on that beautiful property. I loved the sundowner time when the giraffes came to join us..."
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Jay Soczka

The Giraffe Manor was an awesome way to begin. It was everything as advertised and then some.The interactions with the giraffes from our room to the breakfast room to the afternoon feedings was an extraordinary experience.The staff was so personal and took care of us with exceptional service.
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Beatrice Thiollier

"The Giraffe Manor was a very good surprise with their Scottish manor setting and, of course, the giraffes having breakfast with you."
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Jason Brown

From the start we were very impressed with the staff and facilities. The room was perfect for our family with plenty of space for everyone. The private dining room and shared sitting area were all a delight. The staff was absolutely fabulous and first class and the meals were very good. Loved having the giraffes poke their heads in for breakfast! This was a true treat!
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Kathy Peters

"Our experience at Giraffe Manor could not have been better!"
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Sarah Fox

"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."
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Gisele Bijok & Kim Dredge

"Our trip was great. Had an awesome time. The highlight for me was The Giraffe Manor - what an awesome place. If I could afford to live there for a month, I would. It was unbelievable. Loved everything about it."

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