Giraffe Manor


Giraffe Manor

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world. Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi.

One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschilds giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.


Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately facade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

The original manor house was built in 1932 and has six rooms: Betty, Daisy, Jock, Lynn, Marlon and the Karen Blixen Suite. Each room is individually designed to ensure that the manor retained its 1930s character and charming history.

All the main manor rooms have access to feed giraffes from the front window or balcony.