How do you like the idea of spending a heyday in an exclusive boutique hotel set in a 12-acre private land in the 140-acre forest area in Langata suburb of Nairobi? Sounds great! What if I told you that it is here that you get the most adorable company of the best of African wild? Now that’s a mouthwatering prospect! Yes, at Giraffe Manor Kenya you get to dine, play, and wake up to the most heartwarming company of the resident Rothschild’s giraffe.
Doesn’t matter where they are in the campus, they surprise visitors with their gate crash appearance every time – be it porking their super long neck at the breakfast table or surprising visitors by peering right into the bedroom located on the first floor! Giraffe Manor boasts of a sprawling campus in East Africa’s vast private land and is indeed an iconic structure in the region that boasts of a drool-worthy façade, classical ensembles, flourishing gardens, lovely terraces, and pleasant courtyards.
General information about Giraffe Manor Kenya
Besides giraffe, the guests can also find warthog, impala, and some antelope species. There are a few exotic bird species in the Langate forest region that also make for a wonderful prospect for bird watchers. The sprawling boutique stay is capable of accommodating up to 25 guests at once. The ten luxury en-suite rooms also include the Karen Blixen Suite.
Those looking for a massage therapist can also get the on-site treatment. At the stay, there are sightseeing vehicles are available for local tourist attractions. Add to all the facilities provided a restaurant, Curio shop, lounge, parking, terrace, beauty salon, and a bar, and you have a fine experience guaranteed.
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How to reach Giraffe Manor
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is the nearest airstrip to Giraffe Manor which is well-connected to the major cities across the world. The airport is well connected with major airports across the world. By road, it takes close to 1 hour to reach Giraffe Manor from the airport. However, Wilson Airport is another airstrip almost 25 km from the Giraffe Manor.
Best time to visit Giraffe Manor Kenya
At almost 5900 feet above sea level, Nairobi mostly remains cool year round. Days are warm and nights are cold here. March to May and mid-October to December are rainy seasons in Nairobi. Therefore, Nairobi in June, July and August are perfect for a holiday with temperatures dipping as low as 35˚F / 2˚C.
Note: Giraffe Manor is closed in May for maintenance work
Giraffe Manor Kenya best suites
Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel amidst the sprawling greenery and safari land in Kenya that looks straight out of fantasy. More than its exotic ensembles, this place is famed for experiences. However, its elegant suites are so stunning that they need a special mention! Here are the most popular suites located in the main Manor House.
1. Karen Blixen Suite
2. Betty Superior Room
3. Marlon Standard Room
4. Lynn Standard Room
5. Daisy Superior Room
6. Jock Superior Room
Giraffe Manor prices: Starts at $565 per person for 2 nights
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Most popular things to do at Giraffe Manor Kenya
While you aren’t busy playing around with the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, you can plan on a few things to do here at the Giraffe Manor. Some of the most popular activities here are:
- Plan a tour of Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry
- Visit Kazuri Beads – which sells locally made jewelry
- Head to Marula Studios innovative crafts complex
- Take a guided walk in the sanctuary
- Meet, feed, and adopt a baby elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Visit Karen Blixen and Nairobi Museum
- Enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace as the sun sets behind Ngong Hills
- Visit Masai Market
- Go game viewing at Nairobi National Park
- Enjoy The Bomas of Kenya and explore the best of traditional dances, makeshift villages, and handicrafts
KI-NRT on Tripadvisor says, “Giraffe Manor is truly a one-of-a-kind property. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to enjoy breakfast while a Rothschild’s Giraffe pokes her head in the window to greet you. It’s definitely worth the hype… and the… gulp!…” Read more such awesome reviews of the wonderful lodge on TripAdvisor
Find more details about the Giraffe Manor on their website
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Frequently Asked Questions About Giraffe Manor Kenya
Q1. How much does it cost to stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya?
A. Rooms at Giraffe Manor in Kenya start at INR 80200.
Q2. Is it safe to travel to Kenya?
A. Yes, it is safe to travel to Kenya, especially if you travelling to the urban cities of Kenya like Nairobi or Mombasa. Make sure you research before you go and talking to the locals can also help you in staying safe.
Q3. Are giraffe endangered?
A. Yes, giraffes are endangered animals. Habitat loss, civil unrest, ecological changes, poaching and recreational killing (trophy hunting) are some major reasons for their decline.
A stay at the Giraffe Manor is a one-of-its-kind experience! The wild beauties of Africa are calling and this one is rather irresistible. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Kenya now and get kissed by the adorable giraffes.
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