Kenya is home to many iconic animals, but one of the most fun species to see on safari is none other than the giraffe! With their long necks, fun spots, and graceful movements, the giraffe is always a treat to witness in person. But there is more to this exciting animal that meets the eye. Did you know, for example, giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period! They always achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time. If you want to see the tallest animal in the land, Giraffe Centre and Giraffe Manor in Nairobi gives one a thrilling experience.
Built in 1932, Giraffe Manor was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. This is the oldest of the 'Safari Collection Property'. The endangered Rothschild giraffe have been roaming these loans since the 1970s, when an orphaned Rothschild giraffe was adopted. The giraffe's population in the center wander freely through the lush gardens, and pay an occasional visit to the house itself. Some of the peculiar experiences while here includes the giraffes pushing their heads through the French windows to inspect the breakfast tables. Such a close encounter with the Rothschild giraffe gives a chance to appreciate of just how beautiful these creatures are.
Often referred to as the most instagrammed properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is also an exclusive boutique hotel. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Giraffe Manor remains one of the most iconic buildings in Nairobi.
The historic manor house has an 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 it's like walking into the film 'out b Africa'.
The manor treats one to a spectacular view. Here one can expect beautifully furnished, elegant rooms that include romantic four-poster beds, and well appointed ensuite bathrooms. At giraffe Manor breakfasts are a fun filled affair. Not only can you tuck into a mouth watering menu, you are likely to be interrupted by one of the friendly giraffes picking its head through the window in search of a treat.