Dream vacation or is this too close for comfort?

- For animal lovers this very likely is a bucket list vacation, if you don’t like your dog licking your face, probably not.

A company called The Safari Collection operates several lodges in east Africa. This one is called Giraffe Manor. What makes it unique is the up close and personal relationship with a herd of giraffes. And that’s what’s drawing attention on the internet.

According to their website:

Giraffe Manor is one of the only hotels in the world where you can feed giraffe from your window.   Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings: characterful, picturesque, and enveloped in history like the foliage creeping over its brickwork. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi and with verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, it harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris.  
The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is not its beautiful façade or elegant interiors: it’s the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe. These beautiful creatures often visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Check out their promotional video:

Standard room rate runs $525 - $795 per day, but that does include full board. It’s clearly an elegant and unusual way to spend a vacation.  For more information visit their website www.thesafaricollection.com.   

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