Giraffes are becoming highly endangered across much of Africa. But, just by staying at Giraffe Manor, you’re contributing to the conservation of these gentle giants.

Ranking among the world’s most Instagrammed properties, Giraffe Manor is set in 12 private acres amid a wider indigenous forest within Nairobi’s Langata suburb. One of the capital’s most iconic buildings, its historic manor house dates to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa for safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant gardens, sun terraces and delightful courtyards, a stay here is like walking into the film Out of Africa – so no wonder one of the dozen rooms is named after author Karen Blixen.

One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Liable to visit you morning or evening, they frequently poke their long necks into windows in hope of a treat before retreating to the forest sanctuary.

This property is at the forefront of saving Rothschild’s giraffe from a silent extinction.

Travel + LeisureHussein Asmani, Safari Planner at Cottar’s Safari Services
  • Giraffe sponsorship: wild giraffe across Africa are suffering a silent extinction. By sponsoring one of these endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, you can help stop this
  • Giraffe Manor works closely with the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) to support the conservation and breeding of endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. This programme’s success has seen the species recover from the brink of extinction.
  • Its owners also have a close relationship with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and support their efforts to protect wild giraffes across the whole continent.
- Twelve rooms in total. The original manor house has six rooms decorated in the 1930s style, and boasting original, art-deco bathrooms and antique furniture. Added in 2011, the Garden Manor has six additional, lovely bedrooms.
Every bedroom is en-suite with hot, strong showers and flush toilets
Both communal and private tables are available in a dining room
Spa treatments, Orchid House dining experience
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Families, single travellers and small groups



  • Share breakfast with endangered Rothschild giraffe – described as “the most unforgettable breakfast in the world.”
  • Afternoon tea with the herd
  • Visit the neighbouring Giraffe Centre
  • Visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s local elephant orphanage – with the chance to meet and adopt baby elephants
  • A safari drive in Nairobi National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Nairobi’s vibrant cultural scene