All You Need to Know About Giraffe Manor Kenya
Built-in 1932, Giraffe Manor is the oldest of The Safari Collection’s properties and was modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge. The elegant long-legged giraffes have roamed their lawns since the 1970s when Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville first adopted an orphaned Rothschild’s giraffe called Daisy. Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley bought the manor in April 2009. Since then it has become a globally recognized hotel.
Having grown up in the neighborhood, Giraffe Manor has always played a significant role in Tanya Carr-Hartley’s life. As a child, she rode through the grounds on horseback and would occasionally have a cup of tea with Betty before returning home. Tanya recalls that the horses did not like the smell of giraffe, so it was always a quick one! To own Giraffe Manor was something of a childhood dream and in April 2009, this dream came true when The Safari Collection’s flagship property was added to their portfolio.
Why Giraffe Manor was purchased
When Giraffe Manor was purchased in 1974 by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, they began a campaign to save the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The legacy of their efforts lives on today, through the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), which was founded by the Leslie-Melville’s in 1979.
Room capacity at Giraffe Manor Kenya
Giraffe Manor has 12 rooms, six of which are located in the original manor house built in 1932, and six of which are in the ‘Garden Manor’, a replica of the original house which was added in 2011.
Why you must visit the Giraffe Manor Kenya
If you’re looking for somewhere really special to start or end your safari in Kenya then Giraffe Manor is a fantastic option. Beautiful individually styled rooms, a unique welcoming committee of Rothschild’s Giraffes, and a fabulous setting ensure you enjoy a truly memorable stay in the quiet leafy suburbs of the capital.
Be prepared to spend in the region of £400-£650* PER PERSON PER NIGHT for this experience (*price dependant on season, room category, and availability). With only ten rooms, Giraffe Manor gets booked up far in advance of travel, particularly at peak times so please do enquire as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
THINGS TO DO
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|Horse riding safaris in Lake Naivasha|
|Horse riding safaris in Mount Kenya|
|Horse riding safaris in Chyulu hills|
|Horse riding safaris in Nairobi|
WHERE TO STAY
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WHEN TO GO
|Best time for horse riding safaris in Kenya|
|5 Days Chyulu hills horse riding safari|
|5 Days Mount Kenya horse riding safari|
|5 Days Lake Naivasha horse riding safari|
|7 Days Laikipia horse riding safari|
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