On arrival at Nairobi Airport, a representative will meet you and drive you to Giraffe Manor where you will be spending the night.
This elegantly charming manor house was built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan and is set in 120 acres of rolling grounds. In 1974, Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville purchased the house and founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife on the property. Their first move was to bring in five baby Rothschild’s giraffe, a highly endangered subspecies found only in this region of East Africa. They thrived under the Leslie-Melville’s care, and grew to produce offspring of their own, who now freely wander the grounds of Giraffe Manor. Betty chronicled the tale in her wonderful book, ‘Raising Daisy Rothschild’. Staying at Giraffe Manor contributes to conservation of endangered species and the education of African schoolchildren in the importance of preserving their unique wildlife heritage, as a portion of your fee is set aside for these causes.
The Manor is elegant, exclusive and charming. Made to feel like a home away from home, you are encouraged to settle in, relax, and do as you please. This is the only place in the world where you share such delightful surroundings with a herd of giraffe for company: at mealtimes they are known to poke their heads through the windows of the breakfast or dining room and try to cadge a little treat from you!
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