Arriving like a guest invited for a country weekend, you are graciously met by the owners and hosts of the manor, making Giraffe Manor one of the most hospitable and inviting hotels in Kenya. You are also likely to be met by several rather tall and curious residents of the park - rare and endangered Rothschild's Giraffe. Luckily the door is not large enough for them to enter otherwise they surely would!
Each of the six bedrooms in the manor house are tastefully decorated with rich furnishings of a bygone era. One bedroom is furnished with all of Karen Blixen's ('Out of Africa') furniture, which she gave to Jock Leslie-Melville owner of the house in the 'Happy Valley' days. The upstairs hall has the bookcases that Denys Finch-Hatton made for her. Every room exudes class and comfort with a sense history around each corner. The breakfast morning room is light and airy with large windows, through which the giraffes stare hungrily.
Dinner is usually hosted at one long table laid for silver service and waited on by white-jacketed butlers. It is a friendly affair where you mingle with the other guests and quickly make new friends.
Giraffes are the world's tallest animals, with males reaching 5.5metres (almost 18 feet). They live to about 25 years of age. Over 100 different plants have been recorded in the giraffes diet but they prefer Acacia trees.
Giraffe Manor Guests
Giraffe Manor in Kenya, is the only place in the world where you can feed Giraffe from your second floor bedroom window, over the lunch table and at the front door.