This luxurious mansion is a bucket list destination for many travelers. Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel that also serves as a conservation center for giraffes. This historic sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes allows visitors exclusive time with the gentle giants.
About Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor is located just outside of Nairobi, Kenya in Lang’ata. This famous chic-boutique hotel was a private family residence at one time. In the 1970s, the owners took in an orphaned giraffe, named Daisy. They soon realized the plight of the Rothchild’s giraffe and started conservation efforts.
There are now 10 resident giraffes at the sanctuary. The manor sits upon 15 acres with a neighboring 150 acres of forest. Giraffe Manor is now an exclusive hotel with 12 guest rooms. Visitors staying at the manor get to meet and learn about these giraffes up close and personal.
Giraffe Manor has grown into one of the most successful breeding programs for the Rothchild’s Giraffe. Years later, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) Giraffe Center was created next door.
The 10 resident giraffes breed naturally and the offspring will be introduced into the wild in 2-3 years. Over 40 giraffes have been successfully released in various parks throughout Kenya.
AFEW Giraffe center is open to the public. Their main mission is to educate guests, mainly children, about the Rothchild’s giraffe.
*Ethical Wildlife Destination*
We do not believe in feeding wild animals because it causes habituation to humans. Giraffe Manor is an ethical wildlife destination where encounters with these wild animals are permitted. Feeding the giraffes at Giraffe Manor is part of their daily feeding routine.
The giraffes on the premises tend to hang out in the bush for most of the day. They will gather at the hotel for breakfast and evening tea time. They have the freedom to walk between the two properties of Giraffe Manor and The Giraffe Centre for feeding. Food is also available to them in the bush if they don’t want to be around people.
A stay at the famous Giraffe Manor is complete with lots of giraffe love.
- If you are wanting to spend a few days at Giraffe Manor, make reservations asap. The waitlist for accommodations is nearly 2 years long!
- Giraffe Manor usually recommends a stay for two nights but one night is sufficient.
- If visiting the nearby elephant sanctuary, the times may coincide with tea time. Let the staff know and they will try to keep a giraffe hungry for you.
- Certain manor rooms are available if you stay at a sister property of the Safari Collection.