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July 13thNAIROBI

Named after the Manor’s beloved resident giraffes, two brand new rooms have been added to Giraffe Manor in response to increasing demand for accommodation at Nairobi’s most beloved boutique property. The additions see Giraffe Manor’s overall room count grow from ten to 12 rooms. The rooms blend seamlessly with Giraffe Manor’s ‘Garden Manor’ across the lawn, ensuring that the property remains as intimate as ever and promising that guests continue to enjoy the unique and exclusive experience of staying in the world’s only hotel within a giraffe breeding and conservation sanctuary. With portions of all guest bed night fees going directly towards giraffe conservation efforts in Kenya, the increased capacity also helps Giraffe Manor to simultaneously increase the funds being directed to this important cause. Both beautifully appointed, the rooms assume the charm of the original 1930s manor style whilst embracing the comforts of contemporary accommodations. With whimsically exquisite guinea fowl wallpaper by Juliet Travers and an eclectic mix of antique furnishings, the first room ‘Edd’ enjoys a ground floor location with its own veranda amidst gardens and stained-glass windows that frame the super-king-sized bed. Edd’s room is decorated in an elegant palette of seafoam blues. Edd can accommodate two adults but also has a pull-out sofa bed suitable for a child. A floor above, and accessed by the Garden Manor’s main staircase, is ‘Salma’ which overlooks the lunch terrace and indigenous forest beyond. Salma offers its occupants a balcony that is perfectly positioned for private dining or watching the giraffes poke their heads into the infamous Main Manor sunroom every morning. Decorated in red-rose and golden hues, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Salma can be booked as either a twin or double and is also equipped with a sofa bed suitable for a child. Giraffe Manor will also be unveiling a new gift shop and spa treatment room in conjunction with the introduction of the new rooms, both of which can be found in the courtyard. Located on the outskirts of Nairobi in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings dating back to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa. Whilst the building itself resonates with the past, very much present is the herd of eight resident Rothschild giraffe who tend to visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sniff out some snacks before venturing out into their sanctuary. From 1974, Giraffe Manor was the home of Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, whose lifelong ambition became the preservation of this beautiful and threatened species of giraffe.

HOW: Rates start from $525 per person sharing per night. www.thesafaricollection.com

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