Have you thought of living in harmony with wild animals around you? Well, that’s what the Giraffe Manor in Kenya is about. Wild giraffe roam the grounds surrounding the manor, allowing visitors to observe them at close quarters or delight in feeding them.
The Giraffe Manor occupies 12 acres of private land in the midst of an indigenous forest spanning an area of 140 acres. Located in the Karen district, at a distance of 20km from Nairobi, the manor is a historical building of 1932. The Rothschild giraffe, which inhabits the area, was first described by zoologist Lord Walter Rothschild.
The manor is an ideal holiday destination open round the year except during April and May. It has ten en suite rooms. A herd of eight Rothschild giraffe reside in the grounds of the manor. The giraffe pay visit to the manor in the morning and evening and interact with guests with a gentle temperament.
The terrace and veranda of the European style manor allow guests to watch the animals closely, as they pop up their long necks. The animals even accept any snacks you feed them. Guests are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranging from tea and coffee to full course meals, the cuisine is exceptional.
For a deeper experience of the surroundings, guests can book a private safari with Safari Collections. There are several itineraries to choose from. A privately guided safari allows you to extend your stay to other places, hand-pick the most interesting activities and gain a better understanding of the wildlife and people with the help of dedicated guides.
Must-see places in the proximity of Giraffe Manor include the Giraffe Center, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which houses elephants and rhinos, and the Karen Blixen Museum. Nearby attractions also include Sasaab, Solio Lodge and Sala’s Camp. Giraffe manor is readily accessible from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport.
Photos courtesy of Giraffe Manor. Visit their website to find out more!