Giraffe Manor

Koitobos Rd., Karen, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Yes, giraffes really do pop their heads through the windows and bat their eyelashes at you at this stately old look-alike gabled Scottish hunting lodge. Built of honey-color sandstone and set in a forest in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, it's 20 minutes by road from the town's center. It's a haven of peace and tranquility, unless you reckon curious giraffes and snuffling warthogs as stressful. Rare, endangered Rothschild's giraffes roam freely through the estate, and you can find out more about the species at the adjacent Giraffe Centre. If possible, choose a honeymoon master bedroom with an art-deco bathroom. There's also a family suite with two rooms that can sleep two adults and up to three children, and the Karen Blixen annex that's decorated with the author's original furniture.


  • the rate is all-inclusive, with no hidden extras
  • nonguests can book a table for lunch, subject to availability


  • you need to book ahead as it's often fully booked
  • no pool


Phones: 020-502-0888


10 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted All meals