Giraffe Manor (Karen, Nairobi) Kenya
The Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is
surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest thirty
minutes from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city,
with superb views of the Ngong Hills. In 1974 Jock
Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scots earl, and his American
wife Betty, who also founded the African Fund for Endangered
Wildlife (AFEW), bought the Manor. They then moved two
highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffe to the estate,
where they thrived and have produced several further
generations of giraffe.
When Jock died, Betty decided to open her house, now
called The Giraffe Manor, to visitors. It is the only place
in the world where you can feed and photograph the giraffe
over your breakfast table and at the front door, and even
from a bedroom window.
Travellers from all over the world now make The Giraffe
Manor part of their East African Safari. Some spend a week
here and The Giraffe Manor has many repeat guests, who have
become old friends. Personally hosted, The Giraffe Manor is
an elegant and exclusive small hotel with a rich blend of
welcoming accommodation, highly trained staff and one of
Nairobi's finest kitchens.
The Giraffe Manor also offers a uniquely untouched
wilderness on the doorstep of one of Africa's most
cosmopolitan cities, the adjoining Jock Leslie-Melville
Nature Education Centre, better known as the Giraffe Centre.
Guided walks through its primeval forest enable you to learn
about traditional uses of the varied flora, view some of the
180 bird species and perhaps meet a warthog or bushbuck.
There are five double/twin bedrooms at The Giraffe Manor.
In addition, the Master Room interconnects with the Giraffe
Room, which has two beds suitable for family members,
chargeable at half the standard rate.
Accommodation Rates:- From $450 per
person sharing. Please contact us for a quote and