By DEAN HORVATH

When you first arrive in Kenya, it’s best to take a couple of days to
get over your jet lag before jumping into a safari.

Almost everyone I mention this to thinks this is a waste of time.

Until I show them where they’ll be staying.

Giraffe Manor

The Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel located just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
The Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel located just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

The Manor dates back to the 1930's and feels like it's straight from the pages of Out of Africa.
The Manor dates back to the 1930’s and feels like it’s straight from the pages of Out of Africa.

The property is shared with the AFEW Giraffe Conservation Centre and the Rothschild giraffes are free to travel back and forth between the hotel and the Centre.
Their property is shared with the AFEW Giraffe Conservation Centre and the Rothschild giraffes are free to roam back and forth between the hotel and the Centre.

And the giraffes love to visit. Particularly in the mornings and evenings.
And they love to visit. Particularly in the mornings and evenings.

It's not uncommon for them to poke their heads in and snatch some breakfast.
It’s not uncommon for them to poke their heads in and snatch some breakfast.

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And they don’t even mind if it’s your breakfast.

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This is not your typical hotel. It’s more akin to a bed and breakfast, but with all meals and drinks included.

This is the dining room at Giraffe Manor.
All guests dine together for dinner and afterwards drinks are served around the fire on the outside terrace.

The suite is names after Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa, and is furnished with her possessions.
The suite is named after Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa, and is furnished with her possessions.

Guests are encouraged to interact with the giraffes.
Guests are encouraged to interact with the giraffes.

The Manor provides guests with vegetables and healthy food pellets to feed the animals.
The Manor provides guests with vegetables and healthy food pellets to feed the animals.

You may not have known that giraffes love kisses.
And don’t forget the kisses!

Kissing a giraffe.
How much does a night at the Giraffe Manor cost?

Of course, the biggest question on your mind is “How much does this cost?” Maybe you’re just curious or maybe you’re thinking this could be a great add-on to an upcoming safari. Either way, click on the link below to find out.

How much does it cost?

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