Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic historical building, dating back to the 1930s, and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa.
Whilst the building itself resonates with the past, very much present is the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who tend to visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sniff out some snacks before venturing out into their sanctuary of 140 acres.
From 1974, Giraffe Manor was the home of Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, whose lifelong ambition became the preservation of this beautiful and threatened species of giraffe.
With ten en-suite bedrooms, Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel catering for the discerning traveller to Nairobi. Attentive, experienced managers cater for every guest’s need, arranging sightseeing vehicles for forays around Nairobi to local places such as Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads, Matt Bronze and Marula Studios.
The AFEW Giraffe Centre is just a short walk away and is included in the accommodation rate. Giraffe Manor interiors are stylish, yet in keeping with its original design that was so influenced by the fever of the day.
An original Art Deco bathroom, in Betty’s room, is a feature of the house that never fails to amaze. To find all this in the suburbs of an African city makes it all the more captivating.
Located in the suburbs of Nairobi in a unique area of preserved wilderness, Giraffe Manor offers an exceptional and unique experience, and an elegant retreat from the excitement of the capital city.
Nairobi is a hub for dynamic and innovative artists, journalists, entrepreneurs and business people, and the city is constantly changing. Whilst many travellers stay just one night in Nairobi, a two night stay will leave the traveller with a true taste of one of Africa’s most vibrant cities.
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