Imagine casually feeding a couple of giraffes that poke their long necks into the windows while you are having lunch in one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. It may sound straight out of a storybook, but it is possible in Giraffe Manor.
Giraffe Manor in Kenya is an exclusive boutique hotel that has gained worldwide acclaim thanks to its Instagram-worthy Rothschild’s giraffes and astonishing Africa glamour. Owned by the Safari Collection, the manor is home to around twenty Rothschild giraffes that casually wander around the manor expecting you to feed them.
Here you can hand-feed the giraffes, enjoy the diverse landscape Kenya has to offer, and have an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What makes Giraffe Manor so unique and authentic to visitors is that it contributes to the conservation of Rothschild’s giraffes, which are one of the most endangered subspecies of giraffes.
The Safari Collection supports the community’s local members by providing employment opportunities, ensuring the locals benefit from tourism. By visiting this manor, you will not only have a chance to admire Kenya’s diverse landscape, sprawling greenery, and its gentle giants but also contribute to a sustainable and eco-friendly travel environment. Giraffe Manor’s sponsorship program with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation also makes it possible for visitors to support many conservation projects across the country.
“You can help the GCF protect our long-necked friends throughout Africa by joining Giraffe Manor’s sponsorship program. When you sponsor one of our Rothschild’s giraffes, 50% of your donation goes to the GCF, supporting their highly successful giraffe conservation initiatives continent-wide. The other half of your donation goes to The Safari Collection Footprint, our dedicated foundation, which supports a range of impactful community and conservation projects across Kenya.”The Safari Collection
What Else Can You Do During Your Stay at Giraffe Manor?
There is plenty to do during your stay at Giraffe Manor as the area offers great insights into Kenya’s diverse landscape and wildlife.
Visitors can visit Karen Blixen Museum at the former home of the “Out of Africa” author Karen Blixen. The museum is located 10 km outside of Nairobi and is a great place to spend some time after your Giraffe Manor visit.
The Museum house remains a serene environment that seems to belong to the past, surrounded by a tranquil garden and indigenous forest, with a splendid view of Karen’s beloved Ngong Hills. She honours the hills with the phrase ‘I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills’.Karen Blixen Museum, National Museums of Kenya
It is also possible to visit the Nairobi National Park to see and admire the beauty and abundance of Kenya’s wildlife scene. The park, which is Kenya’s first game reserve, is home to one of the country’s most successful black rhino sanctuaries. After your game drive in the park, you can pay a visit to Nairobi Animal Orphanage as well. The orphanage is home to a great variety of wildlife animals such as lions, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, monkeys, baboons, and buffalo.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is located inside the park, is another place where visitors can discover the country’s rich natural heritage. Here they can adopt an orphan elephant, rhino, or giraffe and contribute to protecting endangered species across Kenya.
The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
It is no doubt that your visit to Giraffe Manor is going to be full of adventures and unforgettable experiences. By visiting the sanctuaries, you will also have a chance to help protect the native wildlife and local communities. It sounds like the perfect bucket list adventure to us!