Giraffe Manor and Giraffe Centre Kenya
Kenya is one of the top safari destinations in Africa and this is sure because of its unique attractions and activities that tourists can undertake during their visits. The Giraffe Centre and Giraffe Manor-sometimes referred to as a hotel with giraffes is a good spot to stay when for a safari in Kenya. See the Rothschild Giraffe in their conservation area as well as enjoy a stay at a hotel where they come around expecting a treat.
Giraffe Centre Kenya
Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organization. Their main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe. In 1977 when Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife Betty Leslie-Melville discovered the sad plight of the Rothschild Giraffe ( a giraffe subspecies found only in the grasslands of East Africa), they founded the Giraffe Centre. With their efforts, funds were raised, an education centre was constructed and over 300 Rothschild Giraffes are safely breeding well in various Kenyan national parks.
The giraffe centre is currently home to seven female and three male giraffes. Six of these were born at the Centre while four were translocated from different parks and nature conservancies across Kenya. Bynames the giraffes are Betty (oldest at 17), Kelly –tallest of the females, Daisy IV, Stacey, Salma II, Margaret, Edd (the biggest and father to all the calves), Nandi (2-year calf to Stacey), Mpingo, Lilly and Olerai.
Giraffe Manor Kenya
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel situated on the outskirts of the vibrant capital of Nairobi and one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world. It is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. The historic manor is alluring and harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked the continent for Africa Safaris. The manor has a stately façade, elegant interior, verdant gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, which guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film “Out of Africa”.
With the historic and outstanding beauty, the most fascinating thing about the Giraffe Manor is during breakfast you are likely to be visited by one or more of the amiable giraffes, pushing its head through the window with the hope of a delectable dish before retreating to their forest sanctuary. It is the only destination worldwide where you can hand-feed while taking photos of the giraffes over your breakfast table, see them from your front door and peep at them from your bedroom window. This makes it one of the most interesting places to visit in Kenya.
At the Giraffe Manor, exceptional services are offered and some of them include free WIFI, full board meal plan, accommodation, soft drinks, massage therapist on-site and sightseeing vehicle available.
Activities that can be done at the Giraffe Manor and Giraffe include feeding the resident herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, relaxing within the manor’s striking grounds or exploring the leafy surrounding suburbs which offer several acclaimed local craft centres and some lovely boutiques.
The Giraffe manor can be visited all year round. However, it closes in May for maintenance.
Visit and stay at the Giraffe Manor for very memorable experiences. Tours to see the giraffes are family-friendly and can be a perfect place for a weekend getaway for families. The Giraffe manor is just a minutes’ walk from the Giraffe Centre and about a 30 minutes drive from the capital-Nairobi, offering the most unforgettable bucket-list breakfast in the world.
Kenya is bordered by several East African countries that offer great wildlife and primate tracking experiences. Tanzania safaris are one of the most appreciated wildlife tours, Uganda gorilla safaris or Rwanda gorilla tours for both mountain gorillas and chimpanzee trekking trips.