Unexpected guests: Giraffe Manor hotel

A picturesque red brick building from 1930s, Giraffe Manor is set in a private African forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. With lush green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, this boutique hotel has elegant interiors and offers 10 rooms (8 Double/Twin and 2 Suites) decorated with art deco elements and four-poster beds. The Suites, perfect for families, open directly onto a courtyard. All guests enjoy full board during their stay, including all meals and most drinks.

The most incredible thing about Giraffe Manor is that the hotel is the residence of a group of Rothschild giraffes. These beautiful creatures visit the house during the morning or evening, poking their long necks into the windows hoping to be fed, before retreating to their forest. Guests can walk around for a visit at the AFEW Giraffe Centre near the hotel, to learn more about those incredible animals, have body treatments with the house therapist, enjoy the boutiques nearby with locally made jewellery and crafts or visit the Matbronze Art Gallery.

Local excursions can be organized around the Langata area, including a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust , where guests can meet, feed and even adopt baby elephants or tailor-made safari with the East Africa the Safari Collection tour operator.

Info: http://www.thesafaricollection.com/properties/giraffe-manor – Room price: double room from $524 for 2 people sharing on a full board basis + taxes, incl. Wi-Fi, airport transfers, transportation around Langata area and entrance to the AFEW Giraffe Centre

Photo Credit: ©thesafaricollection

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