The Retreat at Giraffe Manor - Ownia Collection

The Retreat at Giraffe Manor

A haven of wellness in the heart of a Nairobi suburb, this is a space for relaxation against a backdrop of nature. Created exclusively for guests of Giraffe Manor and The Safari Collection, The Retreat at Giraffe Manor provides the perfect beginning or ending to any African Safari. Surrounded by nature, it offers an exquisite wellness experience for the Manor House guests as well as a day room facility for guests of The Safari Collection portfolio who require a stopover in Nairobi. Located just 80 meters to the left of the main manor house, it shares the same tranquil outlook over the forested giraffe sanctuary.

The Retreat has four day bedrooms, which are all located on the first-floor and provides a peaceful space for those wishing to rest pre and post-travel. Guests are not able to stay overnight at The Retreat or visit Giraffe Manor, however, our en-suite bedrooms can be booked for the day and provide the ultimate comfort alongside our wellness center.


Daisy’s Cafe: farm-to-table seasonal menu with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to make nutritious dishes bursting with flavor.

From breakfast souffles and berry pancakes to start your day, to a beautiful range of vibrant and delicious meals. Daisy’s Cafe’s menu is diverse and includes meat, seafood, and vegetarian options to choose from. Enjoy freshly squeezed juices and signature cocktails from the bar.


The Retreat is a space where relaxation comes easily.Glide through an infinity pool that looks out over the giraffe sanctuary. Take in the stunning views at the rooftop garden, a soothing green space.

Relax at the spa with a massage, or at the sauna, steam, and hot tub. Or get active in the fully equipped gym with stunning garden views.

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Conservation & breeding Giraffe program: For each guest that stays at Giraffe Manor, The Safari Collection donates $10 to AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife). These funds help the AFEW run a successful breeding program for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The long-legged friends who share your breakfast have provided many offspring who have gone on to live in the wild and increase the population of this species.

Tourism has the power to change lives for the better.

The Safari collection is heavily focused on sustainability and giving back. Focus their efforts to be low impact, community, and conservation-oriented to the core. If local communities can experience direct benefits linked to tourism, they immediately become more invested in protecting the wilderness around them.

Know all about their programs:

Westgate Community Conservancy: supports wildlife conservation alongside the sustainable development of infrastructure for the Samburu people living here.

Medical clinics: free medical clinics to provide access to life-changing eye surgeries and dental treatments for people living in remote communities with little or no access to healthcare.

Community Health Africa Trust: CHAT delivers family planning and health services to women in the remotest of locations, enabling them to take control of their bodies and their lives.

TEAM talk: Empowering girls through an innovative combination of sports and education workshops, with a focus on sexual education and family planning.

SAFE Samburu: Inspiring social change through dance and theatre, helping local Samburu communities to address issues of HIV and female genital mutilation.

Education projects: With the belief that education is the key to eradicating poverty and hunger, and a vital part of successful conservation.  The Safari Collection aims to educate and empower the communities through interactive wildlife excursions, scholarships, sports, theatre, and healthcare.

Through a wide range of education projects, they are able to communicate a variety of important messages to people who need information and in areas that need their protection.

Waste reduction: To keep our waste to an absolute minimum, almost all their fruit, vegetables, and salads are delivered unpackaged. And their chefs are great at making everything from scratch: tasty homemade granola, baked beans, you name it. This helps to avoid tinned or plastic wrapped products which are often imported from overseas.

Food miles: We purchase as many freshly grown and locally available products as possible to reduce the miles food travels to our tables. At most of our properties, produce only has to travel a few meters from our own kitchen gardens which are full of homegrown goodies. At Sasaab we have a brood of hens for fresh eggs, and the eggs at Solio are bought from a local orphanage as a sustainable income-generating project.

Composting & recycling: Compost is created which goes back into their kitchen gardens and 98% of the other waste is recycled through a social enterprise in Nairobi called Taka Taka Solutions.

Green power: The Safari Collection uses solar energy exclusively where possible to provide electricity, and water is heated using solar-powered boilers. This reduces their electricity use to almost zero, apart from the odd time when the sun doesn’t shine! All the power and water use is monitored and timer switches have been put in place to reduce the power consumption.

All their drinking water is produced on-site using reverse osmosis machines, making it transport-free and packaging-free, as well as delicious. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective systems for removing all traces of minerals and bacteria from water, leaving it completely pure.

Save a bucket: The average tap uses two gallons of water per minute. If it takes two minutes to heat the water, that’s four gallons per day, which when calculated at one shower a day, adds up to almost 1500 gallons of water per person per room each year. To help reduce the amount of water used, they provide a bucket for you to place under the tap when the water is cold. When the water is hot, remove the bucket. The water you collect is re-used for watering plants and cleaning. Just one bucket may not seem like much, but it adds up.

Reduce, reuse, recycle:

Finding a second life for things,  only using natural, biodegradable products, including toiletries and insecticide in every room.

Plastic-free – no plastic water bottles. The Safari Collection gives every client a reusable metal water bottle for them to keep, reducing the amount of plastic waste being generated.  Since introducing reusable water bottles, they have reduced their plastic waste by 85%.


Retreat Pass

Stay 7 nights or longer at any of The Safari Collection properties and enjoy a complimentary day pass at The Retreat at Giraffe Manor for the ultimate relaxation and pampering. — Offer valid for travel from 1st June to 31st Oct 2024 and 16th to 31st December 2024.