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Giraffe Manor


One of the world's most iconic hotels. Giraffe Manor is a delightful, peaceful retreat from which to start or finish a safari holiday in East Africa. As Giraffe Manor is utterly unqiue, it has now become an icon of Nairobi’s historical landscape, and with just ten luxury rooms, it is one of the most exclusive places to stay in the city.

Located in the leafy suburbs of Langata on a 140 acre sanctuary of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor offers a unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are the endangered Rothschild species. 

We recommend booking as early as possible as Giraffe Manor is highly sought after. 

Hotel Overivew

Set in 12 acres of private land, within 140 acres of indigenous forest
Six rooms in the Main Manor
Four rooms in the Garden Manor


All ages welcome. Family rooms available (Finch Hatten Suite & Karen Blixen Suite). All suites in the Garden Manor can accommodate a third bed. Children 2yrs and under stay free of charge.

Best time to visit 

All year, except closed between 1 - 14 May 

Why choose to visit Giraffe Manor?

One of the world’s most iconic hotels and home to a resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffe.

Situated within a 140-acre forest and host to a resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffe, Giraffe Manor offers an incomparable experience.

Giraffe vie for guests’ attention at the breakfast table, front door and even at bedroom windows! This luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of a bygone era making it the perfect retreat to either start or end your East African safari. 

By Car: 

Giraffe Manor is a 40-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta Airport and a 20-minute drive from Wilson Airport. Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will arrange your private transfer to and from Giraffe Manor.