Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of having breakfast with giraffes, here’s your chance. Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya is an exclusive boutique hotel nestled in 12 acres of private land that is home to a herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who visit throughout the day, popping their long necks into windows looking for a treat.
The hotel dates back to the 1930s when European visitors flocked to East Africa in search of a safari experience. Its stately facade, elegant interior, sunny terraces and verdant green gardens are just the tip of the iceberg here, as an overnight stay ensures you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an up-close look at the local wildlife. There are 12 rooms to choose from with their own distinct personality and decor, ranging from suites to twin rooms and featuring elegant furnishings and Art Deco features.
There’s a roof terrace overlooking the gardens in Daisy’s Room, Jack’s Room is a front facing room with an in-room fireplace, while the Karen Blixen Suite enjoys views from the ground floor. Wake to find the giraffes grazing outside your bedroom window, nibbling on the foliage that adorns the house. Your new friends will then swoop into the chandelier-filled dining room when it comes time for breakfast to say hello.
After a day of exploring the nearby attractions, you can come back to the hotel to unwind in front of a grand fireplace with a book. You’ll enjoy all-inclusive perks at Giraffe Manor, where all meals and most drinks such as house wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks are complimentary. You will also be whisked away to the area’s popular sightseeing hotspots on a chauffeured vehicle.
The biggest highlight, however, is being given the chance to have an intimate interaction with Kenya’s wildlife. These memories are sure to last a lifetime as you bask in the comforts of a gorgeous 1930s manor house surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest.
Giraffe Manor: Address: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya Phone: +254 725 675830 Official Website