Dreaming of far-flung escapes? The Safari Collection has announced Giraffe Manor’s first major expansion, a special building called The Retreat designed to provide an exquisite wellness experience (and once-in-a-lifetime giraffe interactions from an infinity pool)
The Safari Collection has announced Giraffe Manor’s first major expansion, a special building called The Retreat, which opened its doors this August.
A standalone building within the grounds of Giraffe Manor, the new property offers guests both a rejuvenating wellness experience and the incredible opportunity to interact with the hotel’s famous herd of Rothschild’s giraffe from the shimmering waters of a 21m infinity pool.
This unique building also includes relaxing day rooms, vibrant Kenyan cuisine at Daisy’s Café and two soothing treatment rooms with steam room, sauna, hot tub and gym – the ideal way to relax after the adventures of safari.
Escape the City
Located on the same forested sanctuary as Giraffe Manor, The Retreat provides an exquisite wellness experience. It’s open free of charge for Giraffe Manor guests, as well as a bookable day room facility for guests of The Safari Collection portfolio who require a stopover in Nairobi.
Located just 80 metres to the left of the Main Manor, it shares the same tranquil outlook over the forested giraffe sanctuary with an elegant mix of open plan indoor and outdoor spaces.
Make the most of access to a sauna, steam room, fully-equipped gym and hot tub. Guests can also nourish themselves with a lazy al fresco lunch, using The Retreat’s nutritious selection of homemade snacks and meals at the restaurant and bar.
Other dreamy highlights include a sundeck and breezy rooftop garden, a 21 metre infinity pool, two en-suite spa treatment rooms, indoor lounge with fireplace and four sumptuous day rooms. For visitors departing on late night flights, this is the ideal place to be as both the international and domestic airports are within easy reach – cramped airport lounges are a thing of the past.
Rest & Recuperate
Four first-floor bedrooms provide peaceful sleeping spaces for those wishing to rest pre and post-travel. Whilst guests are not able to stay overnight at The Retreat or visit Giraffe Manor, the en-suite bedrooms can be booked for the day and provide ultimate comfort alongside the wellness centre.
Lovingly named after the youngest giraffes at the Manor, each day room is subtly different in size and design but all have balconies with twin or double bed options and an additional day bed. Huge walk-in rain showers flooded with natural light from above, ample room for reorganising luggage and space in which to relax come as standard.
Nourish with Farm to Fork Cuisine
Of course, don’t forget the cuisine. The Safari Collection’s expert team of chefs are on hand at Daisy’s Cafe to serve up a delightful menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals and beverages at any time of the day (at an extra charge for all visitors). From nutritious smoothies to exciting salads and more hearty evening meal options, there’s something for everyone, with a focus on fresh and vibrant ‘farm to fork’ style cuisine.
The Retreat Pass is valid from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. It includes complimentary water, luggage storage and use of The Retreat’s facilities (pool, gym, steam room, sauna, hot tub). All food and drinks, day room use, spa treatments, transfers, excursions and access to Giraffe Manor is excluded. From US$250 per person.
The Retreat Early Bird package is valid from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon. It includes a continental breakfast, complimentary water, luggage storage and the use of The Retreat’s facilities (pool, gym, steam room, sauna, hot tub), subject to availability. The giraffes do not have access to breakfast at The Retreat. All other food and drinks, day room use, spa treatments, transfers, excursions and access to Giraffe Manor are excluded. From US$250 per person.
HOW: Rates for day rooms at The Retreat start from US$800 per room. Rates include complimentary water, a selection of soft drinks, a homemade snack and use of The Retreat’s facilities (pool, gym, steam room, sauna, hot tub). Rates exclude spa treatments, all food and drink (except the complimentary in-room soft drinks and snack), transfers, excursions and access to Giraffe Manor.