Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Giraffe Manor

Built in 1932 in the style of a Scottish hunting lodge, the Manor is now an unsophisticated but charming homestay. Surrounded by the 140 acres of private sanctuary in a suburb of Nairobi, it offers an unusual Nairobi stopover, with the opportunity to see the endangered Rothschild giraffe up close as they wander across the lawn (or closer still as it checks out your breakfast). A quirky feature is the rather formal sit-down dinners around a communal dining table lit with antique candelabra.

Yes, they really said unsophisticated! Of course the official website considers the Manor an elegant, personally hosted, small and exclusive hotel, famous for its resident herd of giraffe. The Giraffe Manor offers a rich blend of welcoming accommodation, highly trained and friendly staff, as well as one of Nairobi's finest kitchens.

This is very Agatha Christie-esque, no? Death on the Nile etc?

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