Monday, March 15, 2010

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya - A Fantastic African Safari

If any of you are looking for a unique and fantastic African safari, you don't
need to look any further.  Giraffe Manor on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya
rests on a 140 acre piece of land which includes indigenous forests and a 
giraffe center.   

The manor was built in 1932 and originally modeled after a hunting lodge. 
It was bought in 1974 by a Scottish Earl and his American wife.  When
the Earl passed away, his wife opened up their home to visitors in 1984.
The Earl and his wife founded a giraffe sanctuary and the African Fund for
Endangered Wildlife (AFEW).

There is no where else in the world where one
can literally have breakfast with giraffes.

The entrance to the manor.

What a fantastic fireplace.

The fabric in the rooms really give it a romantic feeling.

What a romantic scene.

The manor definitely has an old world feel to it.

Now that's amazing!

It's a neat and fantast ic place.  I can
tell it would be the trip of a life time.

Photos from Giraffe Manor


ClarityK (Sarah) said...

Fantastic! Such beautiful animals, too

Hello Lover... said...

Looks amazing - what a great photo of the family eating breakfast with the giraffe!

Jill Seidner | Interior Design said...

Wow, this is amazing! I would love to take a trip here - it would be a trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing - both the amazing photos and the manor.

Jill from

Heidi said...

Are you kidding me??? This is totally amazing. How magical and marvelous, I love it! And from one Alkemimist to another, I am adding you to my blog roll, because YOU ROCK! Love, Heidi

henzy said...

wow wow wow.. that would be so amazing.. a trip of a lifetime indeed

pussman said...

What a place!
I want to go!

That house is also soo lovely!
It's like a fairy tale with the giraffes!

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine eating breakfast and having a giraffe pop it's head in to join me! So fabulous, and the house is amazing.

Lila said...

A giraffe sanctuary at a beautiful manor! Who would've thought!
Lila Ferraro
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Tess said...

What an incredible place! Giraffes are so elegant and majestic, and to be able to co-exist like that is remarkable. This is going on my bucket list!

Great blog!

Jan said...

Last time I was at the giraffe house (local zoo) the smell almost knocked me out, but then it grew on me !
Amazing animals.

M.Kate said...

Neat place alright and I want to be there :)

Appletree said...

that cannot be real! I must know more. so so so so cool.

Jill said...

I'm on my local zoo board and we just received our new giraffes. I thought of this post. I had no idea how elegant and gentle they were close up...just beautiful.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This looks amazing. . . Giraffes have been may favorite ever since I can remember.

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