Giraffe Manor

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Giraffe Manor
Out in the leafy suburb of Karen, about 30 minutes' drive from central Nairobi, lies the Giraffe Manor. Famously home to the friendly, constantly hungry population of endangered Rothschild's giraffes, this is one hell of a place to spend a night or two. Built in 1932, it originally served as a family home for David Duncan of the Mackintosh Toffee family and was modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge. The interior is grand and elegant, with a wood-paneled dining room, library snug, wide staircase leading off in different directions, and a long, light breakfast room. Daisy Rothschild, the first giraffe rescued and brought to the manor, was hand-raised by American conservationists Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville once they bought the place. It soon became the norm for Daisy to put her head through the windows and doors, looking for a small snack. Since then all the giraffe brought to or born at the manor have copied this behavior. Breakfast has never been more thrilling! Nearby there are lots of lovely restaurants to choose from, including Talisman gastropub and the brand-new Boho Eatery. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is also a 10-minute drive, where at 11 a.m. every day guests can visit to see the orphaned baby elephants being fed.
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Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 675830