I have bucket lists of places I want to go, things I want to see, areas I want to stay and explore…and from the moment the Giraffe Manor caught my eye, this is at the top of my ‘must go/see/do/experience’ list. Hello…feed a giraffe from my window? Count me in!


The website describes it best: “Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi and with verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, it harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade and elegant interior, Giraffe Manor has an extraordinary appeal. Guests remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its six suites is named after the author Karen Blixen.”

Um…hello…I’d like to stay in author Karen Blixen’s room please! I can imagine myself sitting there, laptop in hand while letting the whole atmosphere soak in and surround me. But, let’s be honest, Betty’s, Daisy’s, Jocks, Marlon’s, Lynn’s or any of the other rooms sound just fine as well. Check it out…which room could you see yourself in?

Some of the cool things you can do: 

  • feed giraffes from your window
  • walk through the sanctuary
  • feed baby elephants

I’ve always dreamed about visiting Nairobi and this sounds like the perfect place to visit! They have an excursion you can do (besides the sanctuary where you are) to visit orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. I’ve fostered my own orphan a few years ago through this foundation and love the emails I received letting me know how she was doing, interacting and even showing me photos of her! If you love elephants…check out the website and consider fostering an orphan! The cost is only $50/yr…please consider it…with this in mind, I’m off to look through all the new orphans and am going to foster another one!

Check out this youtube video below and let me know if visiting the Giraffe manor is now on your bucket list like it is on mine!

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