Giraffe Manor The Most Magical Place On Earth

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G i r a f f e Manor

A friend referred me to Giraffe Manor, a beautiful historic building in Nairobi, Africa that is a hotel.  As soon as I saw Giraffe Manor I knew I had found one of the most magical places on earth.

We are looking at the historic Manor today, but first I want to tell you what no other hotel in the world has to offer.  A herd of endangered Rothschild Giraffe live on the 12 acres of land contained in the 140 acres of forest.  As guests at the Manor enjoy their meals, friendly Giraffe pull up a seat to eat too.  Prepare to be amazed.

I wish I may, I wish I might, travel to Nairobi to experience this in real life!

I hope some of you are world travelers and will visit Giraffe Manor.  For the rest of us, here is a virtual trip to a magical kingdom filled with luxurious accommodations and giraffes.  Let’s go on a safari.

Giraffe Manor The Most Magical Place On Earth My local place to see a giraffe is Brookfield Zoo.  Every time I visit, there is nothing that marvels me more than the giraffe.  I could stand and watch them all day.  Lucky guests of Giraffe Manor get to do just that!
Giraffe Manor Welcome To Giraffe Manor
Breakfast with the Giraffe at Giraffe ManorThe Rothschild Giraffe like to “visit in the morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows hoping for a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.”  Pinch me is this real?   Breakfast with the GiraffeI am imaging myself sitting here with two giraffe eating next to me. An incredible experience to remember forever. Stately Giraffe ManorStately Giraffe Manor with rich foliage clinging to all the brick.  Constructed in 1932 by a Sir David Duncan who modeled it after a Scottish hunting lodge.

Famous guests that have stayed at the Manor include Mick Jaggar, Johnny Carson, Brooke Shields, and Walter Cronkite who had a resident warthog named after him. Giraffe Manor front viewStay in this grand hotel reminiscent of the 1930s.  Eight superior rooms and two standard; all with distinct themes and elegant furnishings.

Love this photo showing the giraffe stretching to the upper window on the right.  Good morning Mr. Giraffe would you like a bite of my bagel? Karen Blixen Suite Out of Africa movie fans would love to stay in this suite named after the author, Karen Blixen.  Her original furniture is in the suite and it is one of the most popular.

The Safari Collection Blog says “if you want to have a true Out of Africa experience and re-live the romance of Kenya in the 1920s, then book a stay at Giraffe Manor.” Betty's Room in Giraffe ManorBetty’s room with elegant African safari netting gracing the canopy bed. Daisy's RoomAnother Kenyan safari suite is the Daisy’s room.

The hotel has 10 rooms; the Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen suites.  Three doubles; Betty, Lynn and Arlene.  Four double/twins; Daisy, Jock, Marlon and Helen. A twin/double/triple; Kelly. Dinner with the giraffes at the manor

Giraffe Manor dinnersRomantic candlelit dinners, Dr. Doolittle style. Giraffe Manor Dining RoomIf you prefer, elegant inside dining is available too. Breakfast with the giraffes The kids will never forget you took them to one of the most magical places on earth. Daisy and her adopted Giraffe DaisyA bit about the guest suites and their names.  This is Betty Leslie with her adopted giraffe.

She and husband Jock bought the Manor in 1974.  After hearing about Rothschild giraffes doomed to be slaughtered, they adopted one of the baby giraffes named Daisy. Betty wrote a book “Raising Daisy Rothschild” that was turned into the 1979 movie “The Last Giraffe.”

Soon there was another baby giraffe, named Marlon after Marlon Brando. The Giraffe Manor in KenyaBy every stretch of the imagination I hope you enjoyed our safari to Giraffe Manor as much as I did. Giraffe Manor lit up at nightOur African Safari is over.

There is more to do at the Manor than feed giraffe.  Guided walks around the sanctuary, vehicles for sightseeing, and other excursions are just some of the activities.

Visit The Safari Collection to see when is the best time to book a stay at Giraffe Manor and view even more amazing photos.

Thank you Lucy Gallagher of The Safari Collection for letting me share Giraffe Manor with my readers today.

What is your favorite part of the safari today?  Mine is the giraffe at the entrance and the rear view (ahem) butt shot!

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