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.
By Harriet Constable, AFAR Local Expert
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