Giraffe Manor Booking Cost, Rooms, Reviews, Safari Activities & Videos

Giraffe Manor Booking Cost, Rooms, Reviews, Safari Activities & Videos – The Safari Collection operates the luxurious Giraffe Manor as a small, boutique hotel. Giraffe Manor is one of the most one-of-a-kind hotels in the world thanks to its dedication to giraffe conservation, incredible wildlife experiences, and warm hospitality.

Located in the prestigious Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, this medieval manor house sits on 12 acres of private ground surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous woodland. It’s had the same incredible fascination that brought people to East Africa for the initial safaris in the 1930s. One of the twelve rooms is named after Out of Africa’s author, Karen Blixen, and guests often remark that it feels like they’ve stepped into the film when they see the hotel’s stately exterior, exquisite interior, lush green gardens, sunny patios, and delightful courtyards.

We stayed at the Giraffe Manor (Africa’s Most Famous Hotel)

About Giraffe Manor

At Giraffe Manor, you might get to see a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes poke their long necks into the windows in the morning and evening for a treat before returning to their forested sanctuary. Giraffe Manor has long been a part of a breeding program that has effectively increased the wild population of the Rothschild’s giraffe. The Safari Collection can arrange stays at Giraffe Manor as part of fully customized itineraries in Kenya.

Things to Do in Giraffe Manor (Activities)

There is lots to do if you can tear yourself away from our resident herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Spend time lounging on the manor’s grounds or venturing out to the nearby suburbs, where you’ll find a number of well regarded local craft centers and charming stores. The price does not include admission to any of the nearby sights.

Breakfast With Our Giraffes

Breakfast with Giraffes at Giraffe Manor, Kenya | Giraffe Manor

One of life’s most extraordinary opportunities is sharing breakfast with a giraffe. If you’re staying at Giraffe Manor for the night, you won’t want to miss this special event. Seeing our endangered Rothschild’s giraffes up close, loping across the manor grounds and peeking in through the enormous windows with their exquisite necks, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that leaves visitors with a profound sense of the animals’ innate grace, beauty, and humanity.

Be wary of their long, probing tongues as they check over your breakfast fare; fortunately, they’re interested in the healthy dried grass pellets that you’re offering rather than your pancakes. Please be aware that due to the nature of the giraffes at Giraffe Manor, we cannot guarantee any sort of interaction with them.

Depending on where are staying, you will have breakfast either in the Main Manor or in the Garden Manor breakfast room, but don’t worry, the giraffes know exactly where to find you.


When feeding the giraffe it is better to give them one pellet at a time. This helps with their digestion and ensures that the experience lasts longer.

Stroll through the sanctuary & visit the Giraffe centre

The unforgettable Giraffe Centre – Nairobi, Kenya

The Giraffe Centre of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) is just across the front lawn of the property. In addition to their breeding program for the critically endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, the center’s founding aim in 1979 was to teach local schoolchildren about the amazing animals and environment of their country. Each visitor to Giraffe Manor contributes to AFEW’s efforts to protect Kenya’s flora and fauna through a monetary gift. Visitors to the Giraffe Centre have the unique opportunity to interact with the world’s tallest animals in an intimate setting. The giraffes up on the feeding platform are very friendly, often approaching people with their long, curious tongues out for food. Close up, their eyelashes look like they’re made of mascara, their dark tongues feel scratchy, and they each have their own distinct personalities.

The centre has some interesting background information about the Rothschild’s giraffe and a small nature trail through the sanctuary that’s great for stretching your legs.


Check out the information centre to learn about different giraffe species across Africa.

Manor games

When the giraffes are out for a morning or afternoon browse, they won’t be in the way of your game of croquet or boules in the sanctuary. You can enjoy a leisurely game of croquet on our lush lawns, and a boules court can be found conveniently located adjacent to the Orchid House. To get either game set up, just ask a member of our helpful staff.

A beautiful handmade chess board with giraffes (as Bishops), as well as lions, cheetahs, zebras, and rhinos, can be seen in the manor’s sitting room. Bring a chess set out to the terrace and watch the giraffes and the sun set over the Ngong Hills while you play.

A game of croquet, boules or chess are the ideal way to while away the afternoon hours.

Best enjoyed with a G&T in hand – help yourself to our selection of artisan gins which you’ll find in the main manor sitting room.

Orchid house

Come over whenever you like, or plan a private meal for two. The fragrant and bright orchid house is a cozy retreat tucked away in a secret nook of the estate, the result of Tanya and Mikey’s shared interest in orchids. One might find peace and quiet by reading, meditating, or drawing one of the 150 orchids that thrive in this area. If you’d like to have dinner by candlelight among our stunning orchid collection, we’d be happy to accommodate you if you let us know in advance. Although there is no additional charge for this opportunity, availability cannot be guaranteed.

If a romantic, candlelit dining experience amongst the foliage of our beautiful orchid collection appeals to you, then we would love to make it happen – just let us know.

Ask one of our team for some paints and paper if the creative urge hits and you feel like getting arty in the Orchid House.

Adopt & meet a baby elephant

A Must Visit In Nairobi Kenya: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is now not allowing adoptive or foster parents to view their animals between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

As soon as we are able to function normally again, we will let you know.

Take a trip to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) to see the orphaned elephants and how their caretakers care for them. If you have the time, you really should go see this because it will change your life and inspire you. The tremendous conservation work that SWT does makes them the most effective orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. At the 11 a.m. viewing, guests can witness the infants play in the mud, roll around in the red dirt, and eat their midday milk feeding.

Public viewing is available every day besides December 25th, however tickets must be reserved in advance. Make a reservation for 2022 by sending an email to the SWT Kenya office with your group’s name, size, and desired visit date. Alternatively, you can do so online through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s website. Giraffe Manor transfers are only provided during check-in and check-out.

In special cases, SWT may approve individual visits to the orphanage. To inquire about the feasibility and expense of this, please get in touch with SWT through their website.

SWT is the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme and the life saving conservation work they carry out is incredible.


Adopting a baby elephant makes a delightful gift for loved ones. Foster parents receive regular updates of their orphan as well as photos and access to downloadable watercolours of baby elephants by Angela Sheldrick.

Afternoon tea with giraffes

Giraffe Manor: Afternoon Tea and Breakfast With Giraffes

Relax with some long-legged friends and afternoon tea on the terrace as the sun sets behind the Ngong Hills. Afternoon tea at the manor is a special treat that can only be enjoyed by in-house guests. Enjoy a delicious spread of handcrafted cookies, cakes, sandwiches, scones, and fruit platters while unwinding in the peaceful manor gardens and keeping an eye out for a giraffe or two. It’s also a terrific opportunity to swing on our giant garden swing and take a selfie while you feed a giraffe.

Reserved exclusively for in-house guests, a traditional afternoon tea at the manor is a delightful occasion not to be missed.


Be brave and give a ‘giraffe kiss’ a go by offering a pellet between your lips – giraffe saliva contains antiseptic properties.

Wellness and spa

Visit our brand new wellness center, The Retreat, located only a short distance from Giraffe Manor in the same woodland refuge. You’ve arrived at a tranquil oasis, where you can kick back and unwind. Refresh yourself with a swim in the infinity pool, unwind in the spa’s steam room, sauna, and hot tub, or work up a sweat in the well-appointed fitness center. Massages, facials, and other cosmetic treatments are available in two large treatment rooms to help you regain your equilibrium and relax.

Our spa exclusively uses Healing Earth products, a high-quality organic line informed by ancient African medical practices. They employ only all-natural, organically grown ingredients in their products. Relax your whole body with a therapeutic massage before and after your safari. You can find a list of our rates in the room’s information booklet or by contacting Giraffe Manor directly. If you’d like to schedule a spa treatment at the manor, just ask a member of our staff, or better yet, call ahead to make an appointment.

The Retreat at Giraffe Manor is a haven of wellness against a backdrop of nature.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment and enjoy your relaxing treatment at a time that suits you.

Daisy’s Café

Next next to Giraffe Manor is The Retreat, our health and wellness center, where you’ll find Daisy’s Café. You can order from an extensive selection of freshly prepared snacks and meals, and the bar is always filled with your favorite drinks. Our master chef takes great pleasure in preparing delicious farm-to-table meals with fresh, seasonal products. Enjoy your meal in the café’s cozy atmosphere or out on the garden patio. Daisy’s is an a la carte restaurant at Giraffe Manor, so all drinks and meals ordered there are considered extras and must be paid for either at the time of service or added to the guest’s accommodation bill.

Seasonal, local and delicious homemade cuisine to nourish body and soul.
You might like to stop at Daisy’s for a post-swim coffee or perhaps rehydrate with a refreshing juice after enjoying a spa treatment.

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