The hotel is set on 12 acres of private land in the affluent, leafy suburb of Langata. Built in 1932 as a colonial hunting lodge, it was later owned by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville in 1974. Later, the couple founded the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) in 1979 and brought two highly endangered Rothschild Giraffe – Daisy and Marlon – to their home.
Today, Giraffe Manor is a Nairobi icon and offers one of the country’s most sought-after experiences, with visitors often remarking that stepping onto the property is akin to entering a scene from the film “Out of Africa”.
The manor boasts a beautiful facade as well as elegant interiors. The peaceful courtyards and terrace, coupled with the superb gardens that are home to the resident Rothschild Giraffe’s, make Giraffe Manor one of the most famous (and instagrammed) properties in the world.