Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor : Six rooms make up the original manor home, which dates back to 1932 and includes the Karen Blixen Suite, Betty, Daisy, Jock, Lynn, and Marlon. Tanya and Mikey have made the Giraffe Manor into one of the most sought-after hotels in the world since they acquired it in April 2009. To preserve the manor’s quaint past and 1930s charm, they have painstakingly and passionately restored the interiors. The names of each room, the original art deco bathroom and the vintage furniture all allude to the manor’s colourful past.

Next door is The Garden Manor, a newly constructed portion of the manor that was completed in 2011. Despite being constructed 78 years later, Tanya and Mikey’s manor replicates the main house’s design and was constructed using salvaged materials from the original manor’s construction period. The Finch Hatton Suite, Salma, Edd, Arlene, Helen, Kelly, and Helen are the other six exquisite guest suites of Garden Manor.

The 140 acres of lush forest that are home to the Rothschild Giraffes include 12 acres of private land where The Safari Collection’s upscale boutique hotel is situated. The house, one of Nairobi’s most recognisable structures, transports visitors to the magnificent 1930s thanks to its exceptional charm. Giraffe Manor transmits this history through its imposing façade, tasteful interior design, garden-facing terraces, plenty of tea spots, and lush greens, all of which are reminiscent of the earliest European visitors to Nairobi. One of the twelve apartments at Giraffe Manor is even named after the brilliant novelist Karen Blixen, who writes about Africa in such a wonderful way.

Luxury accommodations

The chambers of the estate exhibit a distinct colonial era with intricate details. Within a decades-old building, the twelve exquisitely furnished rooms have romantic décor, including four-poster beds and neoclassical bathing facilities. Not where you’re sleeping, but what you see is what makes this lodging unique, even though the furnishings are rather attractive and the attention to detail is astounding—down to the chess set!

Unique experience

The primary feature of this property is the resident herd of Rothschild giraffes, who idly stroll about outside your bedroom window and pay you a morning visit over breakfast, making it a worthy investment for anyone’s bucket list. Giraffe Manor offers the most engaging and enjoyable breakfast experience ever. In addition to the delicious meal, you can be disturbed by a friendly giraffe peering through the glass. The chance to be so close to these amiable, towering Rothschild giraffes—just 1671 are thought to exist in the wild—occurs once in a lifetime. Although the giraffes are wild, they are cognizant of the fact that visitors admire them and that grass pellets are provided for breakfast and afternoon tea. These graceful animals, each with an own personality, are usually eager to be fed by hand by visitors, making unforgettable experiences for them!

How to get there

Giraffe Manor may be reached by private vehicle or shuttle from Nairobi airport, which is located around 27 km away.

Why choose Giraffe Centre

It’s the only place on Earth where you can watch and photograph giraffes from your bedroom window or feed them from your breakfast table. Enjoy the romance of a fine dining meal under the stars with a fragrant bouquet of orchids. 180 species of birds to adore.

When to go

Kenya is among the best places in the world to go on a safari. It’s one of those locations with an abundance of everything and so much to offer. The optimal time to visit is never right, but in case you have any specific needs, here are some guidelines.

Seasons in Kenya

Dry season

Because they like to gather around waterholes, animals are much simpler to spot during this time of year when the bush is less dense. Compared to the summer, there are far fewer mosquitoes, beautiful skies, and little to no rain during this time of year. Aside from being the finest time to witness the amazing marvel of the big wildebeest migration, parks are usually busy during this period.

Wet season

Kenya’s rainy season runs from November to May. Also, because it is the off-peak season, there are fewer people in the reserves and cheaper prices. There are lots of baby animals visible, and the scenery is verdant and lush. Numerous migratory birds are visiting the plains making it a great birding safaris destination in kenya and they are vibrant. Even if it rains more during this time of year, overcast, continuous rain is only possible from March to May.

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The Best time to visit Nairobi for safari

The weather in Kenya is ideal for year-round safari trips to the Kenyan parks and beaches. You may enjoy comfortable afternoon game drives safaris and other outdoor activities thanks to the moderate to tropical temperatures. The Great Rift Valley highlands experience significantly milder temperatures in the evenings and early mornings, so you might just need a light jacket or warm fleece. All year long, there are seasonal variations in both rainfall and temperature.

Planning the perfect kenya safari tour and Kenyan coastline adventures according to your preferences is made easier when you are aware of the natural cycle of the wet and dry seasons. We provide these details as basic recommendations; your Focus East Africa Safaris trip consultant can provide you with more specific details depending on your travel itinerary, desired activities for your Kenyan outback tour, and the wildlife priorities, including marine life.

The effect of climate change on global weather patterns, including those in Kenya, is another factor to take into account. We maintain constant communication with campgrounds, rangers, guides, and other field-based tour workers. As a result, you can be sure that your Focus East Africa Safaris planner does not rely just on historical sample data, but also, when needed, on the advice of local informants. In Kenya, the longest dry season lasts from July to October, during which the first few months are also colder.

During this period, you can anticipate seeing higher densities and a wider variety of species. Animals gather to permanent water sources because they have fewer places to drink when there is little or no precipitation, which causes the last few temporary water sources to evaporate or retreat.

Herbivores swarm to the open plains in quest of fresh greenery because the interior vegetation is also scarce due to the lack of rain. Predators that graze on foragers and grazers are drawn to the presence of these prey animals. The extended dry season sees the most numbers of visitors since it is seen to be the greatest time to view  Kenya wildlife, but also being the most expensive.

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