Giraffe Manor, Kenya, Africa

One of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor is characterful, picturesque, and enveloped in history. It harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. It is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi and with verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards.

Giraffes peeking through window.

Giraffe Manor has an extraordinary appeal with its stately façade and elegant interior. Guests remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its six suites is named after the author Karen Blixen.

The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is not its beautiful façade or elegant interiors: it’s the herd of resident giraffe. These beautiful creatures often visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Giraffe Manor can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you or through your local agent our tour operator.