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

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, owned by The Safari Collection. Often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when 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 twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their 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 giraffes across Africa are suffering a silent extinction. By sponsoring one of their endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, you can help stop this silent extinction.
  • Giraffe Manor works closely with the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) to support the conservation and breeding of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. The success of the programme has seen wild Rothschild’s giraffes recover from the brink of extinction. 
  • They also have a close relationship with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and support their efforts to protect wild giraffes across the whole African continent.
Rooms
Twelve rooms in total. The original manor house was built in 1932 and has six rooms all decorated in the 1930s style and boasting original art deco bathrooms and antique furniture. The Garden Manor built in 2011 has six lovely ensuite guest rooms.
Bathrooms
All ensuite with strong hot showers and flush toilets
Dinning
Both communal and private tables available in a dining room
Extras
Spa treatments & Orchid House dining experience
Caters To
Families, single travellers and small groups

Supports

Activities

  • Breakfast with the endangered Rothschild Giraffe –  “The most unforgettable bucket-list breakfast in the world.”
  • Afternoon tea with the giraffes
  • Visit the Giraffe Centre next door
  • Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – adopt and meet the baby elephants
  • Immerse yourself in Nairobi’s vibrant cultural scene
  • Visit Nairobi National Park