Giraffe Manor

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Afternoon tea at the Giraffe Manor
Afternoon tea is always a special indulgence, but this one takes things to a surreal level: It includes giraffes that stick their heads through the windows of the tearoom! Don’t worry, they don’t eat your food and you'll receive a handful of giraffe-friendly snacks to feed them outside. The 1932 Giraffe Manor is modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, and its interior is grand, with a wood-paneled dining room; wide, curved staircases; and a bright breakfast room. The first giraffe to live here, Daisy Rothschild (named for her subspecies, Rothschild giraffes), liked to put her head through the windows to say hello. Since then, all the giraffes at the manor have mimicked this charming behavior. Book your tea in advance if you’re not staying at the manor.
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Giraffe Manor
I had wanted to stay at Giraffe Manor for years. It didn't disappoint! Highlights included feeding giraffes outside while enjoying wine and afternoon snacks, a dinner in a candlelit wood-paneled room with only one table for all 12 guests, and of course breakfast, where giraffes poke their heads in for treats while you're dining. The look on my daughter's face perfectly captures the experience!
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Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor is one of the most unique and iconic hotels in Africa. The Manor is home to a herd of resident giraffe and the beautiful animals visit the Manor twice a day in hope of receiving treats. The giraffes poke their long necks into the windows both early in the morning, joining guests for breakfast, as well as in the early evening at cocktail time.
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Inquisitive New Friend
Located just outside of Nairobi is one of the most unique accommodations...Giraffe Manor. A traditional English Manor settled on the grounds of conservation and breeding ground for wild Rothschild Giraffes combine together to give the guest an unbelievable experience.

As a child my travel mate saw a special on Giraffe Manor and this extravagant splurge was one of the highlights of our East Africa trip. The service is exquisite but its the proximity with these amazing animals steals the show.


Within a few days we could consider giraffes Lynn and Arlene as close friends of ours...
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