Giraffe Manor

Breakfast with giraffes sticking their long necks through the window to keep you company sounds unusual at first, but at Giraffe Manor it's the order of the day. The Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel located in a protected area for the endangered Rothschild giraffe near Nairobi. The building was built in 1932 and is modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge. It dates back to a time when the first European visitors came to Africa to go on safaris and the house has retained its historic character to this day.


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    from 1.100 € per person/ night

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    Best time to travel

    All year round


There are only twelve rooms in the time-honored manor house, all of which have been individually designed with great attention to detail. The elegant furnishings are made up of antiques and modern pieces of furniture. The decoration consists of traditional elements and patterns.
Double bedroom
Terrace of the Suite


At Giraffe Manor, the day starts with a highlight. In the morning, the giraffes living in the reserve like to pay a visit to the hotel and poke their heads through the windows while you are having breakfast. In the afternoon, you can take afternoon tea on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful view of the sun disappearing behind the hills. The excellent service and chefs ensure that nothing is left to be desired and create excellent meals.
Giraffe looks through the window
Private dinner in the orchid-house
Set table in the Restaurant


The boutique hotel Giraffe Manor is located in a protected area for the endangered Rothschild giraffe south of the Kenyan capital Nairobi in the town of Langata. The drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport takes around 45 minutes.
Manor with terrace and giraffes
Giraffe in the house
Outside view of the manor with Giraffes


You can fill your days at Giraffe Manor with many different activities. Enjoy the sun on the terrace of the hotel and the company of the giraffes, which are usually close to the house in the mornings and evenings. You can also take a guided tour of the reserve or visit one of the nearby museums, which tell the story of the European settlers who once settled in the area. Another popular destination is the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can meet, feed and even adopt baby elephants. The orchid house in the grounds is also a wonderful place to spend some time.
Feeding a giraffe through the window
Guide with baby elephants
Painting with children

Experience this hotel on your Kenya trip

Löwenjunges liegt gemeinsam mit Löwenmama auf dem Boden
Kenya's exclusive family safari
Kenya Round Trip | Duration: 13 days
  • Safari in the famous Masai Mara
  • Adventures with the whole family
  • Beach vacation on the Indian Ocean
Ein Elefantenjunges legt ihren Rüssel an den ihrer Mama
Luxury safari in Kenya
Kenya Safari | Duration: 12 days
  • Giraffes up close: spend the night at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi
  • Cultural encounters with the Samburu people
  • Big Five in the Masai Mara

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