In July the family went on safari, but unfortunately Mikee’s passport didn’t arrive on time, so she had to stay at home (working and earning some money, while the rest of the family spent it in Kenya and Tanzania. We started with a “pre-safari” at Giraffe Manor, just outside Nairobi, before we flew to Samburo and then Masai Mara before we continued to Tanzania.
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive hotel, where the giraffes roam quite freely and they participated in our meals at teatime and during breakfast. During daytime the public could visit them at a nearby centre, where they were given giraffe treats.
In the afternoon a guide brought us across to the place, where the public could visit the giraffes at daytime. Each giraffe had a name and some where very friendly, others could give you a kick, if you weren’t careful, but we were told, but all of them came up close and wanted to say hello.
At teatime, the public viewing was closed and while we enjoyed tea at the terrace the giraffes approached us wanting more food. And we were surrounded not only by giraffes. A number of warthogs, walked around in the garden and birds sang for us in the trees.
In the morning we were woken up by the giraffes. We stayed at the lovely Karen Blixen suite on the first floor, which had a balcony which was perfect for the tall giraffes to approach. But they also paid a visit to the terrace in the early morning and joined us for the breakfast later on.