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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 AFEW Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen Museum.


  • 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 and abundant birdlife
  • Delicious, home-style meals with strong Kenyan influences
  • Visit the nearby Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum


  • Day tours
  • 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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Karen Blixen Suite

Located in the Main Manor, the spacious Karen Blixen Suite comprise two bedrooms, a lounge area, and two separate and en suite bathrooms. A large balcony gives you access to feeding the giraffes.

Finch Hattons Suite

The Finch Hatton Suite is located in the Garden Manor and features a king-size bed, in-room fireplace, and an en suite bathroom equipped with a large shower, bathtub and double vanities.


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.


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

  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Child friendly
  • Wi-fi available


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2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $965

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

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The Giraffe Manor

Robin Schiendelman

"We LOVED giraffe manor. We are so happy we added the second night. The afternoon tea with the giraffes was even better than breakfast! The ambiance of the Manor was so cool and the food was really really good. It was a great way to begin our trip."

Walid Dagher

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

John Utting

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

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...'"

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 an d 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."

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 f irst 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!"

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."

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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