Giraffe Manor was originally built as a family home and has since become an icon to Nairobi’s historical landscape. It was acquired by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, whose work to reintroduce the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe back into the wild became well known. The Leslie-Melvilles started a campaign to save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and the legacy of their efforts lives on today. The resident giraffe of Giraffe Manor have provided many of the offspring who have gone on to live in the wild and breed the population up. Since the project started, Rothschild’s giraffe numbers in the wild have risen from around 100 to 1 200.
Located in the leafy suburbs of Langata on a 140-acre sanctuary of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor offers a unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are the endangered Rothschild’s subspecies. The main manor consists of 5 rooms and 1 family room (2 adults and 2 children), while the Garden Manor has 5 rooms and 1 family room (2 adults and 2 children).
Why we like it here
Share your breakfast with the resident Rothschild giraffe!
Giraffe Manor is one of the most exclusive places to stay in Nairobi and within easy reach of the city’s most popular attractions.
Set in 12 acres of private land, in a pristine 140-acre giraffe sanctuary within Nairobi, and with only 12 rooms – there are more giraffes than guests!
An on-site massage therapist is available to tend to guests’ pampering needs.
Guests can visit the Matbronze gallery which has one of the largest displays of wildlife bronzes in Africa.
Things to be aware of
Some rooms can accommodate a daybed for a child under 12 years.
One of the suites has disabled access.
There is no air-conditioning in the rooms.
Giraffe Manor is closed from 27 March – 01 June 2019 and 14 April – 10 May 2020.
The area is low risk for malaria.