Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe 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 Giraffe 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.
They do allow weddings at the Manor, but generally insist that if it is a wedding party of more than six people, the entire property is booked for this exclusive use. All costs/quotes for weddings are done on a case-by-case basis. It is important to note that they would need to know the following information in order to provide you with a comprehensive quotation:
1. Date(s) of the wedding?
2. Number of expected guests & participants?
3. Legal & denominational needs (is the wedding to be recognized as legal or is it a symbolic ceremony?)
4. What format you would like the wedding to take?
For large weddings, we recommend hiring of outside caterers and facilities as the Manor kitchen & staff is equipped to cope with an average daily guest count of 20-25 people.
Please ensure you check the legalities for your wedding before travel. Your wedding planners will be able to assist you.