Dear ladies and gents,

The new 2017 has started and it is a perfect time to reevaluate some of our life choices and start making changes in our lives.  This is a chance to sit down, prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you wanted to make and change your life for the better. Also, if you haven’t done it yet, write a bucket list ( something you’ve always wanted to do but never had a chance ) and work hard to make it happen.

In this article I will write about a travel that is on my bucket list for a long time now.

It is to visit a small hotel in Nairobi, Kenya where guests share the grounds with a herd of resident endangered Rothschild giraffes. It is absolutely breathtaking. The name of the hotel is Giraffe Manor and it 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. The Manor offers an array of experiences to promise you a memorable experience. It includes various tours around the Giraffe Sanctuary, lots of good food, friendly giraffes around and a well-trained staff to help you around with your needs and requirements.

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You can actually have the Giraffes for company as you dine in the Manor. Many Giraffes who come in search of food are used to get getting fed by the friendly visitors at the Manor.

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It’s also just 15 minutes from Nairobi’s Elephant and Rhino Nursery, which is definitely worth a visit. So far the centre has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care. At the current rate elephant poaching is the causes one elephant to die every 15 minutes for it’s ivory. A lack of action could see the loss of wild elephants in Africa by 2025.

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Nairobi is at 5,889ft above sea level, making it cool at night and warm in the day. Because it’s situated close to the equator, the differences between the seasons are minimal, so any time is a good time to visit. However, the rainy seasons are from March to May and mid-October to mid-December. Giraffe Manor is closed annually in May for maintenance.

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See local traditions, get intimate with nature, be friends with giraffes and all of that with comfort and luxury with authentic bush living – whichever way you want it.

 

About The Author

Tamara Nikolic

Tamara Nikolic was born in Serbia, but now lives between Belgrade and London and travels all around the Globe. Since she was a little girl she was interested in fashion and writing. In school she has won many awards for her essays. She speaks fluent Serbian, English, French and Spanish and has a University degree in Economics. Parallel to her studies she managed to work as a model for some of the biggest modeling agencies in the world like Elite and Next Model Management. Thanks to her presence in Fashion and strong media presence Tamara has decided to create a luxury webmag for modern, fashionable and business oriented people. “Lux to go” is a source of inspiration and style that includes fashion tips, latest trends, beauty tips and many more. Through “Lux to go” you’ll be able to see a glimpse into her world.