Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

12 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (97%) From 23 reviews
Good for all ages.
1 June to 30 April

A temple to the benign cult of the giraffe, Giraffe Manor is one of Kenya's most popular luxury lodges. Originally built in 1932, it has been a country house hotel since 1984. Most of the hotel's patch of land comprises the Giraffe Centre, and a group of these gentle creatures roams the grounds. They visit the house and gardens daily to be fed through the windows. If you're aiming to stay here, book as early as you possibly can, as rooms are often taken a year or more ahead.

Our view of Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a unique and charmingly eccentric country house hotel that has enduring appeal. When it first opened, it was neck and shoulders above Nairobi's other places to stay. Our many visits, including stays in both the Main and Garden Manors in 2017 and 2018, have convinced us that it's still one of the best places around the city. Having long outgrown its early novelty appeal, Giraffe Manor is somewhere to which people can happily return over and over again. The frequent difficulty of getting a room here, often as much as a year or more in advance, is testament to its allure.

Giraffe Manor: Traveller ratings

Excellent(97%) From 23 travellers

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Latest reviews of trips including Giraffe Manor

Luxury experience - one of the best stays
7-Nov to 16-Nov 19
Excellent Excellent
Giraffe Manor review
4-Sep to 8-Sep 19
Excellent Excellent
Unique, memorable and altogether wonderful!
28-Jan to 10-Feb 19
Excellent Excellent
Giraffe manor, a remarkable experience
7-Nov to 26-Nov 18
Excellent Excellent
Giraffe Manor
4-Nov to 9-Nov 18
Average Average
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