August 19, 2013
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Staying at Giraffe Manor is one of the best things to do in Nairobi, Kenya. The atmospheric hotel—built as a Scottish-style hunting lodge in the 1930s—has a special connection to Africa’s amazing wildlife.
Eight Rothschild’s giraffes live on the expansive grounds surrounding the hotel as part of a conservation effort for the rare subspecies.
The animals walk freely around their 140-acre sanctuary and the hotel’s beautifully manicured grounds.
They even poke their heads through the windows and doorways of the hotel searching for treats.
Guests are encouraged to feed the giraffes from the breakfast table or their bedroom windows, which can be a very special bonding experience.
A family of warthogs also lives on the property. They frequently wander within viewing range.