Giraffe Manor – A unique hotel in the suburbs Langat in Nairobi, Kenya, famous for his herd of Rothschild giraffes that live in large areas of the castle.
Every day at 9:00 giant animals are walking up to the house and they pass their heads through the windows and doors in search of morning treats. Guests can feed the giraffes from his table, photograph them, and interact with the animals through the open window in the front door, and even in the bedroom window of the second floor. This is the only place in the world where you can take breakfast in conjunction with the highest animal in the world.
Giraffe Manor, or Giraffe Manor, was created in 1932 by Sir David Duncan on 150 acres of land near the river Mbegeti, on the southern border of the city of Nairobi. In 1960 the estate was bought Giraffe Manor local investor, who passed it to rent a group of people, including the late Dennis Lekina. After some time it fell into decay, neglect and funding.
In 1974, Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of Count Scot and his American wife, Betty, who also founded the African Wildlife Conservation Fund (AFEW), bought the estate. They moved here two rare Rothschild giraffe calves, where they lived and made ??several subsequent generations of giraffes.
When Jock died, Betty decided to open the Giraffe Manor visitors. Today, many tourists visit this place during their East African Safari. Some stay here for a few weeks even come again, and become old friends with the owners of the hotel.
Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of local forest and is home to many species of birds, animals and insects.
Posted on 28 January 2013.