The Giraffe Manor hotel is a typical British manor house in Nairobi with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south and the Ngong Hills to the west. When Jock and Betty Melville bought the manor in 1974 they moved 2 endangered Rothschild giraffe onto the estate.
The giraffe thrived and today visitors can see a few more of these magnificent creatures loping about the hotel grounds.
There is a circular platform 9 feet above the ground where one can tempt them with oats...
......or one can simply invite a lanky friend to share one's own breakfast in the dining room.
Beware the 18 inch tongue that might slurp the food right off your plate.
Hey, time to come down for breakfast.
All photographs from The Giraffe Manor site. See more here.