Giraffe Manor

Totally incomparable to anywhere else in the world and the best possible way to start or finish the holiday of a lifetime

Enjoy your breakfast as the giraffes pop their heads in to say good morning

Giraffe Manor turns a stay in Nairobi into something out of a dream

Facilities at Giraffe Manor


When to go to Giraffe Manor



The most extraordinary thing about Giraffe Manor, that has made it famous worldwide, is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe, who live within the grounds and visit the manor morning and evening, poking their long necks through the windows in the hope that some of the generous guests might like to share their breakfast.

When you aren’t busy feeding the giraffes there are still plenty of other things to entertain you. Guides are on hand to take you on a stroll through the sanctuary, or show you around the Afew Giraffe Centre. Close by is the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you can meet, feed and adopt a baby elephant. Also found nearby is the Karen Blixen museum, the setting for the remarkable tale of Out Of Africa.

The hotel has 12 bedrooms, split between the Giraffe Manor House and the Garden Manor. Each is distinctively decorated, all with elegant furnishings and individual quirks. Three of these are double bedrooms, four can be doubles or twins, one can be a twin, double or triple, and then finally there are two suites; the Finch Hatton Suite which sleeps up to 5 (2 adults and 3 children) and the Karen Blixen Suite which again sleeps up to 5 (2 adults and 3 children) and opens directly onto a courtyard.

There is complimentary WiFi and massages are available at an additional charge. 

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel set in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, quite unlike any other hotel in the world. Set within 12 acres of private land, in a pristine 140 acre giraffe sanctuary, this is as far from the hectic inner city scene as you can imagine and is like walking into a scene from Out Of Africa.


Giraffe Manor can turn an ordinary overnight stay in Nairobi into a night you will never forget. Nowhere else in the world can you have this kind of interaction with giraffes and the overall atmosphere of the manor is a magnificent one that transports you back in time to colonial Africa. Stays are on a fully inclusive basis and the hotel provides complimentary chauffeured vehicles so you can do as much as little as you want during your time in Nairobi and it will all be organised for you. Make sure to book well in advance though as unsurprisingly Giraffe Manor is one of the most popular properties in the world and highly sought after.

Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a 40 minute to 1.5 hour drive depending on the traffic. 

Nairobi Wilson Airport is just a short 20 minute drive outside of rush hour making it the ideal destination before or after a safari with Wilson Airport in such easy reach. 

The Main Manor is home to 5 rooms and 1 family room. Garden Manor is home to 7 rooms and 1 family room. 

Feeding giraffes
AFEW Giraffe Centre
Boules & Croquet
David Sheldrick elephant orphanage
Painting in the Orchid House
Karen Blixen Museum
Bomas of Kenya
Kazuri Beads & Marula studios
Nairobi NP Animal Orphanage
Matbronze art gallery and Foundry
Nairobi Museum
Nairobi National Park
Horse Riding
Helicopter Excursions
Horse racing at Ngong Race Course