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Why we like it
- Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land adjacent to 140 acres of indigenous forest and is only 20km from Nairobi city centre
- Built in the 1930's this ten bedroom boutique hotel is full of charm of that era
- It is famous for its sanctuary with a resident herd of the rare Rothschild Giraffe
- Children are very welcome at Giraffe Manor
Having breakfast with the giraffes is still a highlight at the Manor and one not to be missed, truly unique in every way.
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
- JK, Kenya
Dating back to the 1930's and based on a Scottish sporting lodge, Giraffe Manor has become one of Nairobi's most historical and iconic buildings.
Although Giraffe Manor is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa, very much present, is the herd of Rothschild giraffe who spend their mornings and late afternoons up at the Manor greeting guests, while the rest of their day is spent roaming around their 140 acre sanctuary.
Giraffe Manor has just ten individually styled luxury bedrooms, two of which are family suites. The interior of Giraffe Manor is stylish, yet still keeping the heritage of a bygone area. One of the bedrooms hosts an original Art Deco bathroom a spectacular feature along with the grand wooden staircase that greets visitors on arrival, the manor is elegant an stylish and a wonderful place to stay in Nairobi.
Giraffe Manor offers a truly unique experience in the suburbs of Nairobi within easy reach of some of Nairobi's attractions including the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and The Karen Blixen Museum.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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