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A guide to Nairobi hotels, conference facilities, Attractions, aparments, attractions and accommodation. Nairobi 4x4wd Car Hire, Airport Transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)/ Wilson Airpot to Hotels.   Hotel Rates (Rate) in USD.  Accommodation in Nairobi.  Luxury, Budget and  5 star properties like the Panari Sky Hotel, Nairobi Serena Hotel to basic accommodation found to the East of Tom Mboya Street.  In a class of their own are Hotels like the Norfolk, The Stanley, Mayfair Court(Holiday Inn) with a long history behind them.

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The Giraffe Manor House with giraffes outside

A Guest Room in the Giraffe Manor House

Feeding giraffes from your sitting room is an experience you cannot miss.

The Nairobi Giraffe Manor House Hotel

 The Giraffe Manor is a small, exclusive hotel, famous for its resident herd of giraffe.  It is the only place in the world where you can feed and interact with giraffes freely. The Giraffe Manor is a must stay for those visitors wishing to experience by gone age of big game hunters.  In fact the manor house is modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge with great views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ngong Hills.  Giraffe Manor is commonly referred to as AFEW Centre or Giraffe Centre.



The manor house has six bedrooms at The Giraffe Manor, each with its own bathroom.


History of the manor

Built in 1932, the manor house has a long history.  It was bought by Betty and Jock Leslie Merville in 1974.  The same year endangered Rothchild giraffes were trans located into the property.  Today the population has increased and some of them have been further trans-located to other parks.


Giraffe Manor is also head quarters of AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Species) Kenya. 


Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest.  Within the nature trail, you are likely to come across the warthogs, birds and bushbuck.



Accommodation Rates in USD

Seasons Single Double/Twin Extra Bed Meal Plan
From 15DEC08-14DEC09 490 720   FB
From 15DEC08-14DEC09 439 644   HB
Weekend Rates        


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Bookings exceeding 3 nights attracts discounts.


For trully unique experience combine the Giraffe Centre with the wilds of Maasai Mara, Samburu and Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda.


Honey Moons:  In Kenya, honey moons are best taken in private house one of which is the Giraffe Manor.  Other private houses are found at the coast, Naivasha and Laikipia.


Dinning  & Wining at the Nairobi Giraffe Manor House


Other Activities:

Besides feeding the giraffes other activities that can be undertaken include, nature walks in the surrounding estate, cock tails, honeymoons, luncheons and dinners.  These can be arranged when there are no guests.



Nairobi Attractions within Giraffe manor

Nairobi city has both man made and natural attractions.  Natural attractions include the Nairobi National Park and its wildlife, the Ngong hills.   The man made attractions include museums, cultural centres, historical buildings, city markets, shopping malls, boutiques, hotels and specialty restaurant.  Several markets dot the city.  Historical buildings include the Parliament, Old Provincial headquarters, National Archives, Railway headquarters, Kipande House, McMillan Library


Nairobi City Markets

Gikomba market is probably the biggest open air market south of the equator.  Gikomba specializes in mitumba ( used clothes and other items) and food stuffs.  The City Market (once a hangar) opposite Jamia Mosque is the best place to buy cut flowers and curios.   Be careful when changing money in these markets as the operators are not recognized though they give better rates than the foreign bureaux.  If you need to change money here, be accompanied by someone who knows the place as you might as well loose your money.  The Maasai Market on the University wasy slip road is ideal for those interested in Maasai Curios.  For fruits and vegetables visit Wakulima Market along Haille Salesie Avenue next to KPCU.   The biggest Hawker Market at Muthurwa is also worthy a visit.  Ngara Market across Nairobi River is ideal for those interested in high quality secod hand clothes.


Shopping Malls include ABC Place( Waiyaki Way), Adams Arcade (Ngong Road), Village and the Mall in Westlands, Village Market (Gigiri) an Yaya Centre in Hurlingham. 



Museums in Nairobi include, Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Railway Museum Cultural Centres.  The railway museum documents the history of the Railway and emergency of Nairobi as a city.   The National museum has a large number of galleries.  The galleries include the big mammal, ornithological, ethnographical, Geographical, Historical.  A must visit is the origin of Man exhibit. 



Nairobi Restaurants: Nairobi has a large number of restaurants.  Specialty restaurants include Italian, Indian, Chinese, French, Ethiopian, Japanese, Thai, South American, Barbecue and continental.  Perhaps some of the most famous restaurants in Nairobi are Carnivore and Tamarind

Italian Restaurants


Nairobi City Tour

Nairobi city tour include visits to the Museums, Nairobi National Parks and markets.  Other attractions include Giraffe Manor, Mamba Village, Bomas of Kenya,


Nairobi Apartments for Long Stay

For those who wish to stay for long, Nairobi has a large number of apartments. Most are concentrated  within Milimani area. Within the city centre there are apartments at Longonot Place, Chester house.    Nairobi Apartments will feature fully furnished units with TV seats, sitting rooms, bath taps/showers, swimming pools, car parks. It is always advisable to check on the facilities available before committing ones money

Other Giraffe Manor House properties include hotels and lodges located in different parts of the world.












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Holiday Inn/Mayfair Court Hotel  
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Ngong House  
Norfork Hotel  
Panari Sky Hotel  
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