Giraffe Manor


Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European 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 and indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.


Why we like it

Perfectly located to start or end your African safari

The close encounters with the Rothschild giraffes on the grounds are special

Old world African charm

Beautiful grounds



Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry

Have breakfast with a giraffe

Guided walks in sanctuary

Visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Karen Blixen museum

Nairobi museum



Nairobi, Kenya