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Giraffe Manor’s architectural style pays homage to its historical roots, mirroring a Scottish hunting lodge. This style extends to its two main structures: the original Giraffe Manor or Historic Manor, and the Garden Manor, a complementary annex. Both buildings offer a blend of historical charm and modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for all guests. The transformation from a private residence to a boutique hotel has been executed with a keen eye for preserving its country house ambiance. The original charm and elegance of the manor have been meticulously maintained, offering a window into Nairobi’s historical past. This careful preservation is evident in every detail, from the manor’s decor to the way in which the giraffes are integrated into the guest experience.

However, with its rise in popularity, Giraffe Manor has faced its challenges. The morning giraffe feeding sessions, once a unique and intimate experience, now sometimes resemble a queue of guests eager for their Instagram-worthy moment. This shift, while understandable, can detract from the authenticity of the experience. Furthermore, the pricing structure of the hotel, in light of these changes, raises questions about its overall value proposition, especially considering the variety of high-quality accommodations available in Nairobi.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya
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Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Guest Rooms

Giraffe Manor houses ten elegantly appointed superior rooms and two expansive suites, each offering a distinct view and experience. Following renovations in 2019, all rooms, including the previously standard ones, now boast superior amenities and space. The most sought-after rooms for giraffe interaction include Betty’s Room, Jock’s Room, and Marlon’s Room, each offering unique vantage points for those early morning visits from the giraffes. Guests can also enjoy the shared terrace of Daisy and Betty’s rooms for an elevated view, while Lynn’s ground-floor room provides a more intimate terrace setting. The Karen Blixen Suite in the Historic Manor is notably spacious, including a lounge and terrace perfect for close encounters with the giraffes.

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Activities

Giraffe Manor serves as a gateway to a variety of activities in Nairobi. Beyond the manor, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage stands out as a highlight, offering intimate interactions with rescued elephants. Safari drives through Nairobi bring guests closer to the region’s wildlife, albeit with the city’s proximity as a backdrop. The AFEW Giraffe Centre, near Giraffe Manor, focuses on the conservation of Rothschild giraffes, allowing for educational and up-close experiences. Cultural enthusiasts will appreciate the Karen Blixen Museum, showcasing a slice of Kenya’s colonial history, while the local arts and crafts scene, including Kazuri Beads and Matbronze Art Gallery, offers a glimpse into Nairobi’s vibrant creative community.

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Conservation and Sustainability

At its core, Giraffe Manor is a conservation success story. The manor’s grounds serve as a sanctuary for orphaned Rothschild giraffes, making its very existence a testament to wildlife preservation. This commitment to conservation is woven into the guest experience, promoting awareness and appreciation for these majestic animals.

Our Approach

Remote, Exclusive, Seamless

At Fitzroy, we emphasize personal interactions and a bespoke service from start to finish, valuing traditional engagement methods over digital communication. As primarily an offline business, we focus on face-to-face and telephone consultations to provide tailored guidance based on your unique interests.

We invite you to contact us for a meeting or telephone conversation, allowing us to understand and craft your travel plans to meet your specific expectations and preferences.

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