This property is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in twelve acres of private land within one hundred and forty acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, The Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.
However, the most fascinating thing about The Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. The Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with Escape to Hidden Chic’s safari team.