Giraffe Manor

Location: Nairobi, Rift Valley & Western Kenya | Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a delight for families and couples alike. A haven of peace and tranquillity away from the bustle of central Nairobi, Giraffe Manor combines the beauty of a stately English country manor house with the beasts of the African savannah roaming the gardens.
Perfect forGiraffe lovers of every generation.
In the knowBe sure to request Jock’s or Betty’s Room, which are not only beautiful but you may be rewarded by an inquisitive head or two peeking through the windows in the morning!

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Family-friendly
  • Setting & Views
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the exclusive suburb of Langata in Nairobi. 

Rooms at Giraffe Manor

The feel at Giraffe Manor is a colonial one. There are just 10 rooms, guaranteeing privacy and exclusivity, and despite the highest standards of contemporary luxury, the 1930s feel is still very much alive - think plush four-poster beds, antique furniture, whitewashed walls and open fires. 

Food & Drink

Guests are treated as welcome friends, so meals are normally eaten around one table, with fresh fruit and juices in the mornings, delicious afternoon teas and delicious steaks by night. Our two favourite times of day are evening drinks on the terrace, while taking in the views over the gardens, and breakfast, when more often than not you’ll be joined by a giraffe or two popping their heads through the window.


In the evening, cosy up in the comfortable lounge, which has a TV. 

Activities at Giraffe Manor

The giraffes are obviously the star of the show - you will have opportunities to feed them and also visit the adjacent giraffe sanctuary - but there is a wide variety of other wildlife, including warthogs and bushbucks, as well as hundreds of species of birds - and there is also plenty more to do and see around the area. While many people view Nairobi purely as an overnight stop, there are numerous attractions here making it ideal for a day trip. Karen Blixen’s House is nearby, and a visit to the elephant orphanage is one of our favourite things to do in the city. There are also numerous museums and markets which are well worth exploring.

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Hotel location

Giraffe Manor is 10km from the centre of Nairobi and a 40-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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