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Close-up encounters with the semi-habituated giraffes as they put their heads through the windows at breakfast create an unforgettable memory for guests. The inquisitive giraffes are always keen to be hand-fed! 
The Garden Manor is the newer part of Giraffe Manor built-in 2011. The Garden Manor was created to provide accommodation exclusively for guests of the collection so that the main house can be kept open and accessible to all. The resident giraffes regularly enjoy visiting both parts of the manor for treats. This means that you can book the Garden Manor if you are also booking any of the other properties for the same group.
The Retreat at Giraffe Manor is the newest addition to the property, located on the same forested sanctuary just next door. It offers a range of wellness facilities for Manor House guests to enjoy, including an infinity pool (often visited by the giraffes), two spa treatment rooms, a hot tub, steam room, sauna, and gym. 
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Rooms

Superior Room
Approximate bedroom footprint of 14 m². located at the back of the main manor with limited giraffe feeding access. Double bed with en-suite bathroom and shower.

Itineraries

Vehicles & NNP
$12,765
EXPLORE

Luxury Kenya Safari

10 Day Itinerary
  • See the big five
  • Explore Mara North Conservancy
  • Join game rides
  • Spot some zebras
  • Visit the rescued chimpanzees
Activities:
Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Property Facilities

24-hour Security
Bar
Gym
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service (Complimentary)
Library
Mobile Connectivity
Pool
Restaurant
Spa
TV Room

Activities

Breakfast with Giraffes
Waking up to breakfast with a giraffe is a unique and unforgettable experience. Depending on where you are staying, you will have breakfast either in the main manor or in the Garden Manor breakfast room, but don’t worry, the giraffes know exactly where to find you! Watch out for their long inquisitive tongues as they investigate what’s on offer; luckily, it’s nutritious dried pellets of grass, molasses and corn that they’re after, and not pancakes and bacon!

Afternoon Tea with Giraffes
Traditional afternoon tea at the manor is a delightful occasion not to be missed. Relax in the tranquil gardens with a giraffe or two in view, as you enjoy a tasty assortment of cookies, cakes, sandwiches, scones and fruit platters.

Afew Giraffe Center
Included in your stay at the manor is access to the AFEW Giraffe Centre which is a gentle stroll across the front lawn of the house. The centre has some interesting background information about the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and a small nature trail for stretching your legs.

Swimming Pool at the Retreat
Glide through our 21 metre infinity pool which looks out over the giraffe sanctuary. Our lovable herd of Rothschild’s giraffes are able to wander up to the end of the pool, so you might have a long-legged spectator or two! The poolside deck with sun loungers is a lovely space for relaxation and listening to the birdsong floating down from the surrounding trees.

Sauna, Steam, Hot tub & Gym
Unwind after a long journey or at the end of an exciting safari adventure in our soothing spa area complete with a traditional sauna, steam room and bubbling hot tub for you to enjoy. You can also utilise the fully equipped gym that looks out onto the garden and has everything you need for a full-body workout.

The Retreat Spa
The Retreat’s spa offers a range of massage and beauty treatments designed to restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away your stress. We use products by Healing Earth, a premium organic brand inspired by ancient African healing traditions.

Orchid House
Fragrant and filled with light, the orchid house is a delightful hidden corner of the manor. Reading, meditating or sketching one of the 150 orchids that grow there can be a soothing escape. If a romantic, candlelit dining experience amongst the foliage appeals to you, then we would love to make it happen. Please note that this activity is subject to availability and may not always be possible.

The Sheldrick Wildlife
Visit Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage on the edge of Nairobi National Park where you can foster a baby elephant and watch the keepers feed and interact with them. Elephant adoption costs US$ 50 (per couple adopting) and foster parents are sent regular updates and photos of their elephant. Visiting hour takes place daily at 11:00 am and must be booked in advance via their website. Visiting requires a donation of US$ 15 per person over 12 years or US$ 5 for children under 12, payable on the day of your visit.

Chess
Enjoy a game of chess at any time. We have a lovely handmade chess board, which of course features giraffes, as well as lions, cheetah, zebras and rhinos in place of the traditional figures!

Lawn Games
Our luscious lawns are perfectly suited to a leisurely game of croquet or boules, and we have both here at the manor. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in setting up either game. This is best enjoyed during the daytime, when the giraffes are out browsing in the sanctuary.


 

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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
Nancy Sin

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