Giraffe Manor
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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its six suites is named after the author Karen Blixen.





All guests enjoy full-board during their stay,which includes all meals and most drinks (house wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, excluding champagne and specially imported wines and spirits). 

Need to Know

Complimentary chauffeured vehicles are available for sightseeing, however guests may need to share vehicles depending on demand and availability.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

• Watching and meeting the giraffe
• Visit the nearby David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi where you can adopt a baby elephant
• Step back in time and visit the Karen Blixen Museum
• Go on a game drive in Nairobi National Park
• Visit the AFEW Giraffe Centre next to the Manor and go for a stroll around the beautiful sanctuary


• Wifi is available on the ground floor of both Manors
• Spa treatments available in our garden treatment room
• Each room has mosquito nets over the beds
• All rooms have showers and some have baths
• In-room safe
• Hair dryers in each room
• Hand made Kenyan toiletries, dressing gowns
and slippers available
• Laundry service is included


The hotel’s 10 rooms each have their own distinct personality, elegant furnishings, art deco features and four-poster beds. There are three doubles: Betty, Lynn and Arlene; four double/twins: Daisy, Jock, Marlon and Helen; a twin/double/triple: Kelly; and two suites – the Finch Hatton Suite (double/twin/family) sleeping up to five (2 adults and 3 children), and the Karen Blixen Suite (also sleeping up to 5 – 2 adults and 3 children) which opens directly onto a courtyard and is perfect for families and wheelchair users.


Giraffe Manor has been ranked position one on Trip Advisor 


Year round, except for 3 weeks in April/May where it is closed for maintenance

Average StayAverage Stay

2 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$595.00 per person per night

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are ages 3 to 11 years inclusive. 12 years and over is an adult. 2 years and under is an infant. Infants stay FOC. There is only a child sharing rate in the Standard and Superior Rooms at Giraffe Manor – this rate is the same whether they share the room in one of the beds or whether they are in an extra bed. Extra beds do not always fit, please see notes below and check with the office before booking. If a child is to be allocated to a single room, the rate charged is the FULL single room rate.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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