One of the more peculiar hotels in the world features giraffes joining you for breakfast or dinner by poking their heads through open windows. At Giraffe Manor on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, a reference to a long neck doesn’t necessarily mean beer.
The one-of-a-kind hotel is actually a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Roaming the 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest are eight Rothschild giraffes, some of which routinely show up in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sneak a snack. The captivating photos tell the story.
Giraffe Manor is said to be one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings dating to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa.
Giraffe Manor became home of Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville in 1974 before becoming a hotel in 1984. Why giraffes? Their lifelong goal is the preservation of this treasured Rothschild giraffe.
The goal of guests, meanwhile, is the preservation of their morning toast.
Photos are used by permission from the Giraffe Manor. Enjoy.