Giraffe Manor, Kenya
A few miles down the road from Nairobi is Kenya’s Giraffe Manor, which (as you may have guessed by the name) is a manor house surrounded by giraffes!
Bought by Jack and Betty Melville in 1974, the couple moved two endangered Rothschild giraffes inside the manor’s perimeter. From there, they decided they could help the sub-species survive and now, over thirty years later, the hotel has its own giraffe-breeding program.
The hotel is modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, but with the appeal of stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro! And, as well as the sumptuous comfort of this amazing and congenial hotel, guests get to share their meals with the cheeky giraffes who poke their heads through the dining room windows (and can even reach the bedrooms too!).
And if that weren’t enough for you, the Manor is home to dozens of warthogs as well, talk about getting back to nature!