You may think that this place can’t exist? A hotel where giraffes roam the grounds, interacting with guests, eating breakfast with them and even giving them kisses. No, I can guarantee Giraffe Manor isn’t a place of legend, t’s real.
You are likely to see the giraffes staring into your second floor bedroom window early in the morning and at breakfast they stretch their entire head and neck through the breakfast room windows, and expect you to feed them some pellets.
This owner-run stately Scottish manor house built in 1932, is a most dignified way to start or end your East African safari. You feel like a weekend guest at a country estate.
One of the main positive features of Giraffe Manor is the building itself, dating back to the 1930s and showcasing an architecture reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa. The lovely refuge is also home of owners Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, whose lifelong ambition is the preservation of this threatened species of giraffes.
very much present is the herd of eight resident Rothschild giraffes who tend to visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sniff out some snacks before venturing out into their sanctuary of 140 acres.