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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

I really love giraffes!  I collect wooden elephants, zebra and giraffe.  I have found a place where you can “get your giraffe on”, so to speak.  The place is in Nairobi, the place to stay is Tamini.  Tamini’s Giraffe Manor is a wonderland of giraffes!  Check out some of these pictures of the experience.

Giraffe guarding the Manor

Giraffe guarding the Manor

Some of the accommodations

Some of the accommodations

Giraffe Manor was built in 1932 and is set in 12 acres of private land and lies within 140 acres of indigenous forest. Giraffe Manor offers you a one-on-one experience with the giraffes, with them trying to get your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window.

With architecture in the style of a Scottish hunting lodge, Giraffe Manor offers guests the unique chance to interact with the rare Rothschild Giraffe.  The grounds house The Giraffe Centre which was set up by AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.  There are hiking trails and opportunities to encounter giraffes as well as warthogs, hyenas, and many species of birds.  The grounds are also home to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, established in 1977. The Orphanage is a small, charity that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned baby elephants and rhinos.

As a visitor to the orphanage you can watch feeding and bath times each morning and watch the calves playing with footballs and chasing each other. When the calves are strong enough, they are gradually introduced to Tsavo National Park to the David Sheldrick elephant sanctuary. The younger the orphans can be exposed to older elephants in the sanctuary, the easier the learning and transition back into the wild system will be. Therefore most calves can feasibly be introduced to the sanctuary between the ages of six to eleven years old depending on the health of the calf.

I believe you can adopt an elephant. How cool is that?

Just looking out your window AND petting a Giraffe

Just looking out your window AND petting a Giraffe

Giraffes cleaning up breakfast dishes

Giraffes cleaning up breakfast dishes

Giraffe love

Giraffe love

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I am a mom of one 9 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 19, 22 and 24. The youngest child is in Fourth grade at Maxwell, a Spanish Immersion school in Lexington, KY. She enjoys playing violin and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is well into her third year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland; Charles Morgan is beginning his final semester at College of Charleston; Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the seventh year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk). We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse and it is a very beautiful area to live in and to raise a family. I have a great many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, film, computer sciences and security and my greatest passion is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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