The Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest with superb views of the Ngong Hills. In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife bought the Manor and moved two highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffes to the estate, where they thrived and have produced several further generations of giraffes.
This fantastically unique manor is the only place in the world where you can feed and photograph the giraffe over your breakfast table and at the front door, and even from a bedroom window. Personally hosted, The Giraffe Manor is an elegant and exclusive small hotel with a rich blend of welcoming accommodation, classically elegant decor, highly trained staff and one of Nairobi's finest kitchens. The wonderful integration of the giraffes into the elegant house creates a once in a lifetime opportunity for guests to see the best of both sides of Africa blending into one memorable experience.
The Giraffe Manor also offers a uniquely untouched wilderness on the doorstep of one of Africa's most cosmopolitan cities. Guided walks through its primeval forest enable you to learn about traditional uses of the diverse flora, view some of the 180 bird species and perhaps meet a warthog or bushbuck that's wandering through the lush setting.