Giraffe Manor is just eight miles from the center of Nairobi, standing in 120 acres of forested parkland in the Karen district. Built in 1932, it was bought in 1974 by Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife Betty, who eventually turned it into the headquarters of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife.
Accommodation & Facilities
The Manor has eight double bedrooms and two family suites, all individually furnished and decorated, with either adjacent or connecting bathrooms. One of the bedrooms boasts Karen Blixen's 'Out of Africa' furniture which she gave to Jock's mother in 1932, and the upstairs hall houses the original bookcase made for her by Denys Finch-Hatton.
Wildlife & Activities
It is probably the only place in the world where giraffe might come to feed from your upstairs bedroom window, as well as over the lunch table, in the sun room, and even at the front door when these gentle giants try to squeeze into the foyer. The estate and adjoining primeval forest is also home to warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik, and more than 180 species of birds just waiting to be photographed.
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