Kenya's Giraffe Manor Is The Ultimate Safari Experience

Laura Lee
Nov 13, 2020

Whoever said the dream vacation doesn’t exist is sorely mistaken. Because apparently, there is a way to combine nature, animals, and luxury, all in one ridiculously cool hotel experience. Welcome to Giraffe Manor, an exclusive boutique hotel owned by The Safari Collection, a Kenya based hospitality company. This unique getaway has become one of the most Instagrammed places in the world for a reason. Set on 12 beautiful acres of private land in the middle of a forest, this hotel allows visitors to enjoy an amazing luxury vacation in one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. One of the most interesting things about Giraffe Manor is the local herd of giraffes who have been known to pop in at all times of the day. Whether they’re sticking their long necks into the dining hall windows or just chilling on the hotel grounds, tourists are bound to be delighted by these majestic creatures in their natural habitats.

“The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris,” the Giraffe Manor staff writes on their website. “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: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.”


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It’s pretty rare to get a glimpse of these amazing creatures at all, let alone in their natural habitat, so it’s no wonder that Giraffe Manor has become one of the most beloved tourist destinations in Kenya’s capital city. A stay at Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night, or as part of a larger customized safari experience.