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Accommodation rating: Luxury

Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is situated on 120 acres of land just a few miles from the centre of Nairobi. In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scottish earl, and his wife Betty, who also founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), bought the Manor. They then introduced five young of the highly endangered Rothschild giraffe to their property where they have since been successfully reared and had their own young. After Jock's death, Betty opened her house, now called Giraffe Manor, to visitors and it is now run by her son and his wife. Here you can feed giraffe from your second floor bedroom window, over the lunch table, and at the front door. Guests can feed and photograph the giraffe and the warthogs, and also wander through the adjoining forest to view the bushbuck, dik dik, and more than 180 species of birds. There are four double rooms with bath, as well as one double room with shower.

Please call 020 7808 6780 for more information or to make a booking.

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