This is the life

Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya

Experiences – Family Vacations, Wildlife & Safari, Romantic Escapes, Heritage Trails

Getaway Experiences
  • Breakfast with the Giraffes & visit the Giraffe Centre 
  • Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage, both nearby
  • Guided walks through the surrounding forests
  • Shopping at nearby artisan workshops and a little gift shop at the Manor
  • Horse riding in the Ngong Hills 
  • Game driving in Nairobi National Park, which is the world’s only national park within a major capital city.
  • Spa Services at the Manor
  • Afternoon Tea on the terrace
  • The only place in the world where one can have "Breakfast with Giraffes”, a delightful experience for children and elders alike.
  • One the worlds most iconic boutique hotels 
  • A warm and intimate atmosphere with personalised attention from friendly staff
  • An array of outdoor activities offering unforgettable experience.
  • A contribution to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre is included in the rates.
  • A range of unique rooming options to choose from
  • Delicious home style meals with local influences
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages

An exclusive and historic 12-room boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor has an extraordinary appeal with its stately façade, elegant interior, green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards. It is also located within 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Nairobi. Guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film "Out of Africa”. Aptly so, as one of its rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen. One of the many fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who visit almost every morning and evening before retreating to their forest sanctuary. They make your breakfast fun-filled as they come in every morning poking their head through the window for a small treat. This gorgeous old manor house has an uplifting atmosphere and it is also one of the "most instagrammed properties” in the world.


The property is located in located in a Nairobi suburb. Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 27 kms from the Manor and it takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport to the Manor.


The original Giraffe Manor was built in 1932 and has 5 Superior rooms and 1 Superior Family Suite: Betty, Daisy, Jock, Marlon, Lynn and the Karen Blixen Suite (with two en-suite bedrooms). The interior of the rooms has been modelled with evident passion to ensure that the manor retains its 1930s character and charming history. The Garden Manor was created in 2011 and sits right next door. Although built 78 years later, reclaimed materials have been used from the period in which the original manor was built and its design replicates that of the main house. The Garden Manor also has 5 Superior rooms and 1 Superior Suite: Helen, Kelly, Arlene, Edd, Salma and the Finch Hatton Suite Because the manor was originally a private family home, all the rooms are completely unique.

  • Giraffe Manor Rooms

    Betty’s Room – Front-facing in the main manor with giraffe feeding access. Double bed with roof terrace, in-room fireplace and en-suite original art deco bathroom with bath and shower. Daisy’s Room – Side-facing with view toward the Ngong Hills in the main manor and giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds with roof terrace. En-suite bathroom with a shower. Jock’s Room – Front-facing room in the main manor with giraffe feeding access. Double or twin beds and fireplace. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Marlon’s Room – A spacious side facing room in the main manor with double or twin beds, adjoining lounge and giraffe feeding access from the balcony. Large master en-suite facilities with shower. Additional compact toilet and shower off lounge area. Lynn’s Room – Ground floor bedroom with double or twin beds and walk-out terrace with limited giraffe feeding access located on the west side of the main manor. Karen Blixen Suite – Large two-bedroom family suite with adjoining lounge and fireplace. Each room has a four poster bed with en-suite facilities equipped with bathtubs and showers. Shared front-facing terrace with giraffe feeding access.

  • Garden Manor Rooms

    Helen’s Room – Front and west-facing with giraffe feeding access. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Kelly’s Room – Front-facing in the Garden Manor with giraffe feeding access. Double / twin beds and an extra single bed. Fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Arlene’s Room – Front-facing in the Garden Manor with no giraffe feeding access. Double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Edd’s Room – A ground floor room with a private veranda overlooking the garden terrace with no giraffe feeding access. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Salma’s Room – Front- facing overlooking garden terrace with a balcony with no giraffe feeding access. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Finch Hatton Suite –Accessible from the ground floor beside the dining room with no giraffe feeding access. Ground level double bed with twin beds on mezzanine/loft level (suitable for children only) accessed via spiral staircase. In room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double shower and bath.

Services & Amenities

  • A specialty lodge with 10 exclusive rooms and 2 suites 
  • Restaurant 
  • Laundry & wifi 
  • Spa services including massages, manicures or pedicures.
  • Breakfast with Giraffes
  • A manor shop
  • All inclusive

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: US$ 850 per person

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges