Visit and stay at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi Kenya

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Visit and stay at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi Kenya

Visit and stay at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi Kenya

Built in 1932, Giraffe Manor is the oldest of The Safari Collection’s properties and was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. The elegant long-legged giraffes have roamed their lawns since the 1970s when Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville first adopted an orphaned Rothschild’s giraffe called Daisy. Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley bought the manor in April 2009. Since then, it has become a globally recognized hotel.

Having grown up in the neighbourhood, Giraffe Manor has always played a significant role in Tanya Carr-Hartley’s life. As a child, she rode through the grounds on horseback and would occasionally have a cup of tea with Betty before returning home. Tanya recalls that the horses did not like the smell of giraffes, so it was always a quick one! To own Giraffe Manor was something of a childhood dream and in April 2009, this dream came true when The Safari Collection’s flagship property was added to their portfolio.

Why Giraffe Manor was purchased

When Giraffe Manor was purchased in 1974 by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, they began a campaign to save the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The legacy of their efforts lives on today, through the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), which was founded by the Leslie-Melville’s in 1979.

Giraffe Manor Hotel Kenya

Giraffe Manor has 12 rooms, six of which are located in the original manor house built in 1932, and six of which are in the ‘Garden Manor’, a replica of the original house which was added in 2011.

Why the Giraffe Manor Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a fantastic option. Beautiful individually styled rooms, a unique welcoming committee of Rothschild’s Giraffes, and a fabulous setting ensure you enjoy a truly memorable stay in the quiet leafy suburbs of the capital.

When to book

With only twelve rooms, Giraffe Manor gets booked up far in advance, particularly at peak times so please do enquire as early as possible to avoid disappointment.



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