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Top tip
Having breakfast with the giraffe is still a highlight at the Manor and one not to be missed, truly unique in every way

Why we like it

  • Giraffe Manor is set in five hectares of private land adjacent to 57 hectares of indigenous forest and is only 20 kilometres from Nairobi city centre
  • Built in the 1930s, this ten bedroom boutique hotel is charmingly old-world
  • It is famous for its resident herd of the rare Rothschild Giraffe
  • Children are very welcome at Giraffe Manor

About Giraffe Manor

Share breakfast with a friendly giraffe at this renowned boutique hotel. Set in the tranquil Nairobi suburb of Karen, Giraffe Manor sprawls across four hectares of private gardens. The grounds are backed by 57 hectares of indigenous forest, home to freely roaming Rothschild’s giraffes who are known to pop their heads in the hotel windows.


The family-friendly boutique hotel’s stately façade, which was built in the 1930s, houses 12 bespoke guest rooms, each with their own stylish blend of elegant furnishings and art deco touches. Two of the bedrooms are suitable for families and there is wheelchair access in the Karen Blixen Suite.


The main house has six bedrooms, all elegantly decorated. This is a wonderful choice when staying in Nairobi. The hotel recently added four new rooms, which have been named after some of the resident giraffes. Other amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge. Giraffe Manor is the perfect choice for clients with children seeking a unique fusion of classic safari sophistication and delightful wild encounters.


Nearby attractions include: Nairobi National Park and the Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage.