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Travel: Giraffe Manor Luxury Boutique Hotel Set in An Indigenous Forest

Giraffe Manor [Kenya]

Giraffe Manor

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As is so often the way, one post leads to another so in keeping with the pull of all things wildlife I was led to the rather charming Giraffe Manor located 20km from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The name ‘Nairobi’ I found out comes from the Maasai phrase ‘Enkare Nyirobi’ meaning the place of cool waters. Set in 12 acres of private land amidst 140 acres of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is a luxury boutique hotel. Known for its resident herd of rather friendly Rothschild Giraffe that wander the grounds; can you imagine having a long graceful neck poking through the window whilst you enjoy a leisurely breakfast, greeting you at the front door or a face peering at you through your bedroom window… it would be a surreal experience, but one that is the norm at Giraffe Manor.

Giraffe Manor - room and breakfast

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Not only a sanctuary for the rare species of Giraffe; the Manor is also home to: warthogs, bushbuck, dik-dik and 180 species of bird. Combining modern and traditional elegance offset with the stunning backdrop of the majestic Ngong Hills, Giraffe Manor was built in the 1930’s modelled on the style of a Scottish Hunting Lodge and boasts six well-appointed double bedrooms; each with a large four-poster bed; and resplendent in antique furnishings, art décor and spacious bathrooms. If travelling as a family then the Karen Blixen suite; named after the famed author, is perfect with access to a courtyard that opens onto the giraffe sanctuary providing you with many unforgettable moments to treasure.

Giraffe Manor - Bedroom and breakfast

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To help guests learn more about their inquisitive companions the Giraffe Centre, set up by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) operates conservation and educational programmes from which Kenyan school children have benefited.

Giraffe Manor

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… Giraffe Manor, experiences you only dream about.

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To find out more about Giraffe Manor visit: www.giraffemanor.com

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