Giraffe Manor: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||10|
Main description of Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor: Facilities
|Property facilities||Mobile Connectivity|
|Room facilities||Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Safe, Dressing Gowns, Shower, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets|
|Available services||Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Chauffer Service, Room Service (24 hours)|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Fine Dining, Safaris, High Tea, Massages, Boules, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Museums, Animal Encounters, Game Viewing|
Room types at Giraffe Manor
Garden Manor. Double room only, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Superior Room.
Front facing in the main manor. Double room with fabulous 1930s décor, in-room fireplace and en-suite art deco bathroom with bath and shower over the top of the bath. Access to a beautiful roof top terrace. Superior Room.
Overlooking the back gardens from the main manor. Two large single beds with overhead canopies, en-suite shower room and access to a beautiful roof top terrace. Superior Room.
Finch Hatton Suite
Garden Manor. Accessed from the ground floor beside the dining room. Double bed and mezzanine with twin beds (children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor, chill out area below the deck, in-room fireplace, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Superior Suite.
Garden Manor. Double/Twin room with en-suite shower and bath. Superior Room.
Front facing in the main manor. Twin queen size beds with beautiful silk covers, in-room fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Space for 3rd bed/cot for a child on request only. Superior Room.
Karen Blixen Suite
Accessed from the formal garden, ground floor with double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds (suitable for children only as 6ft long with footboard) accessed via spiral staircase from the main ground floor bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, separate loo. This suite is accessible for wheelchair users. Superior Suite.
Garden Manor. Double/Twin/Triple room. Three single beds and in-room fireplace with en-suite shower and bath. Superior Room.
Back of the main manor. Double bedroom with exquisite decor and large en-suite bathroom with shower. Standard Room.
Side facing in the main manor. Please note that this is a very small double/twin room with a small en-suite with shower. Standard Room.
Activities at Giraffe Manor
Adopt an Elephant
Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi where you can adopt a baby elephant and see them feed from a bottle. You can adopt an elephant for US$ 50 (for two people) and visit them at 5 pm where you’ll see your baby put to bed. Or you can go at 11 am when the orphanage is open to the general public and pay a US$ 7 donation. Both experiences are very special. Transfers from Giraffe Manor are included at no extra cost.
AFEW Giraffe Centre
Included in your stay at the Manor is access to the AFEW Giraffe Centre, which is a gentle stroll across the front lawn of the house. The centre has some interesting back ground information on the rare Rothschild Giraffes and also a small nature trail that can be good for stretching your legs.
Snuggle up inside next to the fire in the evening and sip on a zingy dawa whilst settling down for a game of chess.
Croquet and boules
Boules and croquet are on hand at Giraffe Manor and kids can dodge the resident warthogs while challenging each other to a few rounds of these classic garden games.
Karen Blixen and Nairobi National Museum
Step back in time at the Karen Blixen Museum. Once the farmhouse of Baroness Karen Blixen, the museum provides guided tours of the beautifully serene grounds and gives you a sense of the style of Karen Blixen’s home with a number of original pieces of furniture still in place. Entrance into the museum is KES 800 or US$ 12. Open 9am to 6pm. Transfers from Giraffe Manor are included at no extra cost.
Visit the Nairobi National Museum for an education in Kenya’s wonderfully rich heritage. After which you can enjoy the Museums botanical gardens and something to eat or drink from the restaurant/food hall. This activity takes up half a day. Transfers can be included in a half day hire of a vehicle and driver. Five hours costs US$ 180 – for anything less than five hours please ask for a quote as we can be flexible. An entry fee of KES 1200 or US$ 14 is payable directly to the museum. Open 8.30am to 7.30pm.
Painting in the orchid house
For the creative lot, head to the orchid house and make use of our easel, canvas and paints.
The most unique breakfast
Share your breakfast with the giraffe popping their heads through the window.
Our treatment room offers a selection of massage and beauty treatments designed to restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away your stresses.
Restaurants at Giraffe Manor
The most amazing Breakfast
Share the most important meal of the day with the most unique guests only at Giraffe Manor.