The Giraffe Manor is one of the most boutique and unique hotels in all of Kenya and possibly in all of Africa. This stunning exclusive hotel has become one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world. It is world-famous for its Rothschild's giraffes who like to visit the manor in the morning and again in the evening looking for a treat. They poke their famously long necks through the windows.

Afterward, they leisurely return to the 140 acres of indigenous forest. The Giraffe Manor is a stately facade with carefully manicured green gardens, stunning courtyards, and elegant interiors. This is experiencing Africa and African safaris at its best.


About The Giraffe Manor

  • Owned By: The Safari Collection
  • Number Of Rooms: Twelve Rooms
  • Number Of Buildings: Two Manors

The Giraffe Manor was built back in 1932 and is the oldest of the companies properties. It was modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge and it has had its giraffe guests since the 1970s.

Giraffe Manor is situated on 12 acres of private land and is surrounded by 140 acres of forest. The original manor house offers six rooms, while the Garden Manor offers another six rooms. Each of these rooms is stunning affording picturesque views over the sanctuary and the giraffes. It doesn't matter which room is stayed in, they all offer the same experience to the guests. All of the bedrooms are elegant and beautifully furnished.

Breakfasts here are also an experience not to be forgotten. The breakfasts are delicious and mount-watering, at the same time dinners can expect to be interrupted by the friendly giraffes poking their heads through the window looking for a morsel. This is a fun experience for couples and families alike.

Lunches are light and the dinners are gourmet. In the evening sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail while seated on a crackling fire.

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This is an exclusive and boutique hotel, so sit back and enjoy a stunning pampering and soothing massage. Alternatively, keep up the exercise routine while on holiday and work out at the gym. Relax in a stunning spa with premium organic brands that have been inspired by traditional African healing methods.

Activities at Giraffe Manor

  • Walks: Relax And Walk Through The Forest On The Estate And Spot Warthogs And Bushbucks
  • Elephants: Have An Excursion To The Nearby Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Museum: Check Out The Nearby Karen Blixen Museum

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Staying at the Giraffe Manor

The Giraffe Manor is exclusive and popular while the accommodation is limited. It tends to book out well into the future, so it is important to book in advance. One can stay at Giraffe Manor for one night or as part of a customized safari through the parent company, The Safari Collection.

  • Cost: Reportedly Double Rooms From $875.00 Per Night For Two
  • Includes: Airport Transfers And Transportation, Well As Food And Drink
  • Booking: Inquiries Here


The Safari Collection offers a full range of luxury safaris that can be tailored to all tourists and travelers. Relax as they guide one through some of the most epic wildlife locations on earth. Enjoy close encounters with the "Big Five" - elephants, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and lions.

With The Safari Collection, the traveler can see it all. See the sunset Samburu dance, watch elephants wonder and roams, gaze in awe at the stunning wildebeest migration through the Masai Mara, and everything else there is to see and to in Kenya. If there are other things that one wants to see and do while in Kenya, The Safari Collection can likely make it happen with their tailored tours.

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While the Giraffe Manor may be the most famous of The Safari Collection's lodges, they other four other luxury lodges, and camps. These are spread around in some of Kenya's best locations around the country.

  • Other Lodges: Sasaab in Samburu, Solio Lodge in Laikipia, Sala's Camp in the Masai Mara

Rothschild Giraffe

The Rothschild Giraffe is a subspecies of Northern giraffes and is one of the most endangered of the distinct giraffe subspecies. There are around 1,669 of these giraffes estimated to be in the wild. There are nine subspecies of giraffes although the exact classification of these species and subspecies is not universally accepted.

While pricey and expensive, the Giraffe Manor is a must for those with a budget and or who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is one of the most stunning eco-lodges anywhere in the world.

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