Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya


In the heart of the indigenous forest, lies a magical historic manor bursting with character. The atmosphere is uplifting as its curious neighbours the majestic giraffes visit at sunrise and sunset popping their heads through windows. With its pristine verdant lawns and beautifully groomed gardens, elegant interiors, wild scenery, star-studded skies and alfresco dinners, it’s the perfect destination for those seeking a true African adventure.

Key Features

  • Selection of spacious rooms
  • All meals and drinks included
  • Laundry services
  • Nairobi National Park on your doorstep
  • Spa and wellness suite
  • Airport transfers
  • Close encounters with wildlife


This 1930s manor house boasts twelve glorious bedrooms, each with interiors reflecting the surrounding landscapes and culture of Kenya with a friendly feel. The rooms vary in size from a family-sized suite to a twin room, each with a spacious en suite bathroom, large four-poster beds, antique furnishings, and striking art décor. Each room is equipped with giraffe food in case you have a visitor at your window. Large bathrooms, patios, and the occasional visit from a curious giraffe, all combine to make this most romantic and memorable holiday destination.


The dining experience is rather different unless you’re used to eating with giraffes! Breakfast and lunch are served in the grand chandelier decorated dining room, with huge open glass windows. The cuisine is modern European with delicious wine pairings, offering fresh fish, pasta and salads, created using locally sourced produce.

Activities and Wildlife

From encounters with the world’s tallest mammal, to exploring the local culture, there’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay. Take a trip to Nairobi National Park where you’ll see an array of native wildlife, such as zebras, lions, buffalo, antelopes, leopards, and over 400 species of birds. There is also the option to visit the local wildlife trust and visit orphaned elephants where you can join the rehabilitation programme and join the lifesaving conservation work. However, if relaxation in the manor house is what you’re after, head to the spa and immerse yourself into a state of complete serenity. Only organic products inspired by ancient African healing traditions are used, offering a range of beauty treatments and massages to restore your body’s balance and remove any stress.


Footprint Foundation supports a diverse range of conservation, health, and education projects across Kenya that benefits the wildlife, wilderness, and local communities. Giraffe Manor avoids imported goods, packaged products, and products containing dirty palm oil and for each guest that stays at Giraffe Manor, a donation is made to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) to run a breeding programme for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.

Giraffe and elephant adoption are offered at Giraffe Manor and the property has close ties to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Why we love it

You’ll never experience being up so close and personal with giraffes as you will at Giraffe Manor. Share your breakfast through the window, walk through their sanctuary, and whilst you tuck into afternoon tea, they’ll be roaming peacefully past. A truly magical experience.

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